Memorial Medical Center
to hold free seminar on Ovarian, other gynecologic
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[August 23, 2016]
– 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 MemorialMedical.com or call 217-788-3333.
[Michael Leathers, MHS Public