Libertyville, Illinois (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering a series of free health education lectures on cancer awareness, treatment and prevention.
Topics include prostate health, cancer and weight, screening guidelines, breast health, and overall wellness and survivorship. Participants will receive updated information on disease prevention and treatment, and have the opportunity to ask questions of presenting physicians. Giveaways and refreshments also will be available.
The programs are free, but registration is required by calling HealthAdvisor at 800-323-8622.
The series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with “Prostate Cancer: Know the Facts, Know the Risks,” presented by Raza Khan, MD, Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology. Dr. Khan will review the factors that may affect a man’s risk for prostate cancer, discuss the pros and cons of early detection tests, and talk about the latest treatments. A question and answer session will follow Dr. Khan’s lecture.
Prostate problems affect men of all ages, said Khan. But as men get older, prostate cancer becomes more prevalent. An estimated 241,000 people will be diagnosed in 2012, and 34,000 people will die of the disease, he said.
“Prostate cancer is curable and detectable,” Khan said, “For that reason, routine checks are important.”
The program begins at 6:30 pm at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Conference Center, 700 Garfield Ave. in Libertyville. The registration code for this program is 5C44.
Other programs in the series include:
- “An Evening of Cancer Wellness,” which includes a physician lecture and a choice of small breakout sessions, from 6-9 pm on Monday, Oct. 8, at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Conference Center. Michael Cochran, MD, board certified in Oncology and Medical Director of Oncology at Advocate Condell Medical Center, will lecture on acute diagnosis, treatment and after care. After Dr. Cochran’s presentation, guests will choose two of four breakout sessions on the following topics: Social-Emotional Affects of Cancer; Nutrition; Stress Reduction; and Exercise. After breakouts, a panel will be assembled of all clinicians involved for a Q&A. This program is being presented in partnership with Cancer Wellness Services. Register by calling 847-509-9595.
- “Weight and Cancer” presented by Jennifer DeBruler, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Conference Center. Of course, no diet or lifestyle can promise full protection against any disease. And for some people, good nutrition, a healthy body weight, and regular exercise may not affect their cancer risk. But if the nutrition and physical activity recommendations are taken as a lifelong commitment, many people can lower their risk of cancer and other diseases. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, of the more than 500,000 cancer deaths each year, one in three is linked to diet and activity habits like being overweight or obese. That’s the same number linked to tobacco use. Dr. DeBruler gives you tips on how to control your weight and start eating --- and living --- like a healthy person. A Q&A will follow the lecture. The registration code for this program is 5C45.
- “Should I Get Screened,” presented by Dean Tsarwhas, MD, Board Certified in Oncology, at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Conference Center. Cancer screening guidelines can differ dramatically. Should women get mammograms at 40 or 50? Should men have a PSA screen for prostate cancer at all? With so much information available to health consumers, it is easy to get confused. Dr. Tsarwhas will clarify the guidelines and answer questions. The registration code for this program is 5C48.
- “Breast Cancer: Know the Risks, Know the Facts,” presented by Eileen Morrison, MD, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Conference Center. Learn about the factors that may affect a woman’s risk for breast cancer, get information on early detection tests, and find out about the latest treatments. A Q&A will follow the lecture. The registration code for this program is 5C46.
- In addition, Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering two flu shot clinic fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society. A limited number of influenza vaccines will be available for a suggested $10 donation to benefit ACS. The clinics will be held from 7-11 am on Monday, Oct. 1, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, West Tower, 800 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville; and 7-11 am on Monday, Oct. 8, at Advocate Condell’s Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee. The registration code for both clinics is 5A05.
About Advocate Condell Medical Center
Advocate Condell Medical Center is the leading provider of comprehensive medical and surgical services in Lake County, with state-of-the-art heart, neurosurgical, maternity and emergency services. Condell's emergency department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County, Illinois. It also features the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in the county. Condell holds accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for cardiac patients, and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Advocate Condell is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for superior results in patient safety and health outcomes.