Women and cancer: Know the warning signs and reduce your risk

WHAT: A free public lecture this week on health for women over 40, including discussion of the warning signs of gynecological cancers and the different preventive measures women can take. It is the fifth in the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s (CTRC) monthly lecture series for cancer prevention and treatment.

WHO: Kevin Hall, M.D., chief of the division of gynecology/oncology at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

WHERE: Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, Texas, Grossman Building, 4th floor.

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For women over 40, the risk of gynecological cancers rises. Ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers have varying symptoms and treatments, and each is different in terms of what can be done do to prevent it. Dr. Hall will also discuss preventive surgery and the HPV vaccine.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 210-450-1152.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.ctrc.net.

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