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This fall, Lancaster General Health’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute was transformed into an evening oasis for women looking for tips to help reduce their risk of cancer. More than 120 guests attended the free, community event.

Amanda Weaver and Dr. Hyasmine Charles of Women’s Internal Medicine shared the benefits of yoga with event attendees.

The September event focused on education and awareness, with a special focus on appealing to all the senses. Attendees had the opportunity to browse displays and attend a presentation focused on cancer prevention.

During the keynote presentation, the Top Ten Things Women Should Know for Cancer Prevention, Dr. Caitlin Stashwick, Managing Physician of Gynecologist Oncologist, shared how women can take an active role in arming themselves with tools and knowledge to lower their risk of cancer.

Several interactive displays featured LG Health’s therapy programs and healthy eating – all tools that women can use to help reduce their cancer risk.

Members of the LG Health Wellness team shared healthy recipes designed to help fight cancer, including immune system boosting smoothies.

Nik Buescher, Executive Director of Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute stands with the evening’s medical panel, Dr. Randall Oyer, Program Director Oncology; Dr. Caitlin Stashwick, Managing Physician of Gynecologist Oncologist; and Dr. Michelle Shen, Breast Cancer Program Director.

The art therapy and social knitting displays focused on enhancing creativity with hands-on art projects, while stimulating interaction.

At the Aromatherapy display, attendees learned the benefits of aromatherapy from a Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist, while browsing organically-grown, 100 percent therapeutic grade essential oils.

Some therapy specialists attended the event on four legs, as LG Health’s pet therapy program, Pawsitive Healing, demonstrated the calming effects of the human-animal bond.

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