Okla. patients observe Breast Cancer Awareness Day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cancer patients and survivors plan to observe the 6th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the state Capitol.

Vendors from across the state will be at the Capitol on Tuesday to share information for patients, survivors and others on detection and prevention as well as treatment options, medical assistance and a variety of other topics.

This year's key presenter will be Terry Lynn Arnold, founder and executive director of the IBC Network Foundation. The focus of the event will be inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive invasive disease, generally found in late stages.

Sponsors include the Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma, Soulful Survivors, Inc. of Tulsa, Soulful Survivors President Saundra McClelland and former state senator and breast cancer survivor Judy Eason McIntyre.

The event is free to the public.

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