OHSU Center For Women's Health Launches Lecture Series With The Truth about Bras, Breasts

02/21/11  Portland, Ore.

In observance of breast cancer awareness month, Elizabeth Steiner, M.D., will lead a brown bag discussion and bra fitting event at Nordstrom, downtown.

Myths about breasts and breast cancer seem to be everywhere. Does antiperspirant really cause cancer? What about underwire bras? Elizabeth Steiner, M.D., will give the straight story during “Bras and Breasts: Separating Fact From Fiction About Breast Cancer,” an interactive event entirely devoted to breasts on Oct. 11, from noon to 1 p.m., followed by bra fittings at the downtown Nordstrom.

Steiner, assistant professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, is the first speaker in the OHSU Center for Women’s Health 2007-2008 “Speaking of Women” lecture series. The entire series is free and open to the public. Below is the schedule for upcoming “Speaking of Women” events from the OHSU Center for Women's Health. For more information, visit www.ohsuwomenshealth.com.

Thursday, Oct. 11 - Bras and Breasts: Separating Fact From Fiction About Breast Cancer with Elizabeth Steiner, M.D. Discussion from noon to 1 p.m., bra fitting from 1 to 2 p.m. at Nordstrom, downtown, fourth floor conference room, 701 S.W. Broadway, Portland.

Thursday, Jan. 24 - Hot Topics: HPV Vaccine with Michelle Berlin, M.D., M.P.H. Discussion from noon to 1 p.m. in the PSU Multicultural Center, room 228, in the Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway, Portland.

Thursday, Feb. 7 - What You Need to Know About Women’s Heart Disease with Joaquin Cigarroa, M.D., and Diana Rinkevich, M.D. Discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. in the OHSU Center for Women’s Health Lobby, Peter O. Kohler Pavilion, seventh floor.

Thursday, March 13 - Foods and Moods with Jillian Romm, R.N., L.C.S.W. Discussion from noon to 1 p.m. at Nordstrom, downtown, fourth floor conference room, 701 S.W. Broadway, Portland.

Wednesday, April 23 - Fertility and Your Biological Clock with Paula Amato, M.D. Discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Healing, E. Paul Kirk Conference Center, third floor, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland.

Wednesday, May 14 - Your Pelvic Floor- Gotta Go, Gotta Go and More with Renee Edwards, M.D. Discussion at OHSU Hospital, 8B60. From the main lobby of the hospital on the ninth floor take the elevator or stairs to the eighth floor.

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Designated as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the OHSU Center for Women’s Health is pioneering a new era in women’s health care for the state and the region. Through exciting new research, expanding education programs and the creation of meaningful wellness and health care models, the OHSU Center for Women’s Health is setting the bar for excellence in health care for women.