Ovarian cancer to be focus of free seminar on May 3


COLUMBIA, TN — More than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2018 and more than half will not survive. A woman’s best defense is knowledge and early detection. Join Maury Regional Health for an informative presentation on ovarian cancer on Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m.

Dr. Brenda May, a specialist in gynecologic oncology associated with Maury Regional Medical Group, will be the featured speaker. Dr. May will discuss the signs, symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options for ovarian cancer. She will also discuss the increased risk for post-menopausal women and genetic testing options available.

“While ovarian cancer may impact any woman, it predominately affects post-menopausal women. Because the signs and symptoms are very subtle, they are often dismissed. As a result, ovarian cancer is not often detected in its early stage when it is most treatable. It is vital that we increase awareness and improve early detection,” said Dr. May.

The seminar will be held in the William R. Walter Educational Conference Room at the Maury Regional Annex, located at 1223 Trotwood Avenue in Columbia, across from Maury Regional Medical Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration for the free ovarian cancer seminar is available online in the Classes & Events section, by email to RSVP@MauryRegional.com or by calling 931.381.1111, extension 2445.

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