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Terry Caccavale will be speaking tonight at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

by Rachel Kagno



6:30–7:15pm  Welcome Reception

Start the night off with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine reception while exploring a variety of health and wellness displays. Enter to win a door prize!

7:15–8:00pm  Expert Health Discussion

Is it Breast Cancer or Not?  Claire Cronin, MD

As technology advances, we are able to diagnosis cancer at earlier stages. With the advent of 3-D mammograms, early stage breast cancer (DCIS) diagnoses are increasing. But is DCIS really cancer? A new study published last month in the journal JAMA Oncology calls into question conventional treatment of this type of breast cancer. Hear from Dr. Claire Cronin, the Clinical Director of the Auerbach Breast Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, on what this means for women facing this diagnosis.

A Survivor’s Story 

Hear the moving story of a cancer survivor treated at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Vernon Cancer Center.

(Terry Caccavale is the K-12 Foreign Language Specialist in the Holliston, MA Public Schools, where she has spent the past 36 years of her 40-year teaching career. A few years ago, Terry was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, and went on to endure chemotherapy and numerous surgeries. She counts among her blessings the doctors who have cared for her, the friends she has made and the stories of survival she has heard from women just like herself. It is these blessings, this hope, and this drive to live that she will speak about this evening.)

8:00–8:30pm  FASHION SHOW

Enjoy the fashions of Needham’s Closet Exchange! Survivors and Providers will model the fabulous looks of The Closet Exchange’s consignment apparel.

Registration is strongly encouraged. To reserve your space, email or call 617-243-6622.