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April 14, 2008

MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE CANCER SCREENING

COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia will offer a free seminar and screening for oral, head and neck cancer on Friday, April 25, in the hospital’s Cancer Center. 

Dr. Stephen Parey, an otolaryngologist on the medical staff at Maury Regional Hospital, will present a seminar at 1:00 p.m. addressing the common causes of oral, head and neck cancer as well as diagnosis and treatment options. Otolaryngologist Shaun Corbin, M.D., and radiation oncologist Michael Sattasiri, M.D., will join him to conduct screenings from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Individuals who use tobacco products and/or consume alcohol regularly are at increased risk for oral, head and neck cancer and are encouraged to attend this free screening. In fact, more than 85 percent of these cancers are directly linked to tobacco and alcohol use. The screening is a quick and painless test and no appointment is necessary.

This is the tenth year that Maury Regional Hospital has sponsored this event in conjunction with physicians on the medical staff. For more information about this event, please call 931.380.4031.

Maury Regional Hospital is recognized as a 2007 Thomson Top 100® Hospital. The 275-bed not-for-profit regional medical center established in 1953 is located in Columbia, Tennessee. The hospital has a medical staff of 171 physicians, representing more than 30 specialties, and serves approximately 260,000 residents in southern Middle Tennessee with affiliate facilities in Spring Hill, Hohenwald, Lewisburg and Waynesboro. For more information, visit www.mauryregional.com.

 

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