Psychiatrist to speak at breast cancer survivors breakfast

Dr. Geetha Nampiaparampil
Dr. Geetha Nampiaparampil

Dr. Geetha Nampiaparampil, a psychiatrist from the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, will be the featured speaker at an invitation-only breakfast for breast cancer survivors on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Westin resort.

Hosted by the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens and Baptist Health South Florida, the breakfast is one of a series of events in October, which is breast cancer awareness month.

Dr. Nampiaparampil will deliver a presentation on “Breast Cancer and Self Care: Moving Forward,” addressing the psychological symptoms of patients after a cancer diagnosis and steps on how to move forward.

“Denial, anger, stress, anxiety, sadness and hope are some of the emotions survivors have gone through when learning about their cancer diagnosis. People process these feelings in different ways, but it is important to provide information on how to deal with them,” Dr. Nampiaparampil said in a press release announcing the event.

This is the seventh year for the breakfast, which provides an opportunity for survivors to “create and share memorable experiences,” organizers said.