LEWISTON — The St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will present
“What is Osteoporosis and How is it Linked to Cancer?” an information session about osteoporosis. The presentation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, August 4, in the second floor conference room at the Center for Physical
Rehabilitation, Trolley Medical Building, 77 Bates Street.

There are many risk factors when it comes to the bone disease osteoporosis. Not getting enough calcium, poor posture and living a sedentary lifestyle are just a few. Certain cancer treatments could also put people at greater risk for weak and fragile bones.

St. Mary’s Physical Therapist Becky Harrington will present an information session about osteoporosis. She will explain what osteoporosis is, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed and how cancer patients have a higher risk for developing the disease. Harrington will also provide strategies for achieving better bone health.

For more information, call St. Mary’s HealthSteps at 777-8898 or e-mail [email protected]

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