Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women across the United States. While fewer women are dying from breast cancer than before, more women are getting diagnosed. Of note, Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than White, Hispanic, and Asian women. This illustrates a need to address breast cancer from individual risk factors through to survivorship. This webinar will educate naturopathic doctors on the lifestyle and mind-body connections to breast cancer. Further, drawing from Dr. Khamba’s own experiences going through breast cancer, the audience will learn how to support patients in remission. The focus will be on Dr. Khamba expressing her own vulnerabilities in navigating through a loss and re-discovery of her own identity.
Speaker Bio: Baljit K. Khamba, ND, M.PH (CCNM 2009) has spent the past 10 years focusing her clinical practice and research on naturopathic approaches to mental wellness. Dr. Khamba is an Assistant Professor at Bastyr University, where she has supervised students in clinic on the San Diego campus and taught within different programs, such as Naturopathic Medicine, DAOM, and Master in Counseling Psychology. As a recent triple negative breast cancer thriver, Dr. Khamba has created avenues to empower others in surviving and thriving from breast cancer.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented on May 15, 2021)