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Experts Team Up for NorthBay Lecture Series

The latest developments in breast cancer treatment will be among the subjects shared by medical experts during NorthBay Healthcare’s Advanced Medicine Lecture Series this fall.

In October, two of NorthBay Cancer Center’s leading oncologists, Dr. James Long and Dr. Brian Vikstrom, will discuss treatment, technology and more in a free, two-hour workshop especially focused on breast cancer patients Thursday, Oct. 15. The lecture begins at 6 p.m.

Later in the month, Dr. Michael Amster, a pain specialist, will explain the most innovative techniques for coping with chronic pain, including spinal cord stimulation and pain nerve blocks in a lecture that begins at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Dr. Michael Petersen of Valley Oak Orthopaedics will offer “Shouldering the Pain,” a discussion of arthritic issues of the shoulder starting at 6 p.m.

Symptoms of an arthritic shoulder include pain with activities; limited range of motion; stiffness of the shoulder; swelling of the joint; tenderness around the joint and a feeling of grinding or catching within the joint.

All three programs will be held at NorthBay’s Green Valley Administration Center, 4500 Business Center Drive in Fairfield and begin with hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Although the lectures are free, reservations are required by calling 646-3280.

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