COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Women’s Center will host a free Women Helping Women luncheon program on Wednesday, May 23, at noon, in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC).
Dr. Joel Kochanski, a radiation oncologist on the medical staff at MRMC, will discuss cancers affecting the cervix and uterus.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), more than 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be reported in the United States during 2012, with about 4,200 deaths. The NCI estimates that more than 47,000 new cases of uterine cancer – also known as endometrial cancer – will be diagnosed this year, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths.
“While family history is a factor for many types of cancer, there are a number of other variables that can affect a woman’s chance for having cancer of the reproductive organs,” said Dr. Kochanski. “It is important for women to understand their personal risk and to report any health changes to their physician.”
At the upcoming program, Dr. Kochanski will provide an overview of risk factors associated with both types of cancer as well as signs and symptoms that these cancers may be present. He will also discuss treatment options most commonly used and the latest research on the prevention of some types of female cancer.
The public is invited to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by calling 931.540.4166.
Women Helping Women is a free quarterly lunch and learn series that addresses health issues facing women today.