This year alone, nearly 10,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, researchers have recently made many medical breakthroughs regarding the disease, specifically with preventing the disease as well as detecting it early. To protect themselves against cervical cancer, all women should know about these recent breakthroughs.
To inform the public about the prevention and detection of cervical cancer, UPMC Cancer Centers will sponsor, ?A Reason to Hope: Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer,? which will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the UPMC Cancer Center, Upper St. Clair, located in Suite B at 101 Drake Road. This event is part of a series of cancer lectures.
Presented by Robert P. Edwards, M.D., professor and vice-chair of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women?s health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of oncology, research and outreach at Magee-Womens Hospital, the talk welcomes all women, current patients, their families and the general public.
This event is free and open to the public, and free parking is available. Registration is required as seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. For further questions or to register, please call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762), option 1.