Memorial Medical Center to hold free seminar on Ovarian, other gynecologic Cancers

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[August 23, 2016]   SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on gynecologic cancers at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

The two-hour program, “It Can’t Happen to Me: Ovarian, Cervical and Uterine Cancers,” will feature two gynecologic oncologists: Dr. Nora MacZura with Springfield Clinic and Dr. Laurent Brard with the Simmons Cancer Institute and SIU HealthCare. MacZura will discuss ovarian cancer, and Brard will talk about cervical cancer as well as uterine and endometrial cancer.

Cancer survivors will also share their stories with the audience. The two-hour program will also include questions from the audience.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women and is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. The highest rate of ovarian cancer (23.8 percent) occurs in women from 55 to 64 years old, but 11 percent of all ovarian cancers occur in women from 20 to 44 years old.

Light refreshments will be served.

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The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) is at 228 W. Miller St., at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is available on the first and third levels of the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter streets.

The seminar will be in the Curtis Theatre Classroom on the second floor.

To register, visit or call 217-788-3333.

[Michael Leathers, MHS Public Relations]


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