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Cancer Coordinator Receives Nursing Certification June 1, 2009

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Rebecca Sylvester at 706/828-2394.

University Cancer Coordinator Receives Specialized Nursing Certification

May 29, 2009 (AUGUSTA, GA) – Pamela Anderson, R.N., Cancer Services Program Coordinator at University Hospital, has successfully completed the Certified Breast Care Nurse examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Society.

The Breast Care Nurse examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently within the specialty of breast care nursing, from prevention and detection, to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care.

The Oncology Nursing Society is a professional organization of more than 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. The society is committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative and public-awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. The society provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer-care resources, research opportunities and networks for peer support.

Mrs. Anderson was a driving force in the creation of University’s Breast Health Center, a facility dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for women to receive education and support. Under her leadership, the center has touched literally thousands of lives by educating women on the importance of early detection of breast cancer through correct breast self-examination, annually mammography and clinical exam. But even more important is the education and support that is available to women who have discovered a suspicious breast lump, had an abnormal mammogram or been diagnosed with breast cancer.

For more information about breast health services at University Hospital, call the Breast Health Center at 706/774-4141.

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