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Oct. 17, 2007

Community seminar Oct. 29 to focus on breast health

Experts from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will present a free community seminar on breast health from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, located at 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

Surgeon Sonia L. Sugg, M.D., and radiologist Jeong Mi Park, M.D., will present "All About Breast Health: What Every Woman Should Know."

While many women will have benign (not cancerous) breast changes that can be problematic during their lifetime, an estimated 2,100 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed among Iowa women in 2007. But better prevention methods, screenings and new treatments are offering hope.

Drugs that prevent breast cancer, digital mammograms, MRIs for women at high-risk, treatments without mastectomies, and genetic testing and counseling are either available today or show promise for the future.

Seminar attendees will hear a comprehensive overview of breast health and learn how clinicians and researchers at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI are offering hope to patients and families with new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer.

Advance registration for this free community seminar is encouraged. To register, call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free 800-777-8442.

This seminar is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented as a public service by UI Hospitals and Clinics.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACTS: Tom Moore 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu; Tom Walljasper, 319-384-7353, tom-walljasper@uiowa.edu