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Thursday, July 7, 2011

St. Francis surgeon to discuss breast cancer, health at free event

INDIANAPOLIS – One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The risk for breast cancer increases with age with over 70 percent of breast cancers occurring in women who have no family history of the disease.

Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., a breast cancer surgeon at Franciscan St. Francis Health, will discuss general breast health, breast cancer misconceptions and steps women can take to prevent the disease. She will speak at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 14, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5255 Noggle Way, Indianapolis, at the corner of County Line Road and Emerson Avenue.

The event is free, but reservations are required by calling 317-782-7794. Women of all ages are invited to attend. A light dinner will be provided.

To learn more about breast cancer services at Franciscan St. Francis Health, go to