Learn the truth about ovarian cancer Tuesday

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By Special to the Monitor

To assist with early detection, Dr. Karen A. Moller, Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Albuquerque, and Dr. Cleveland Pardue III, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Fe, will speak at the Los Alamos Council on Cancer's fall seminar "Ovarian Cancer" from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos.

This seminar is free to the public and all health care providers and includes a complimentary light supper from 5:30-6 p.m. The program on ovarian cancer will start at 6 p.m.

Moller will speak on diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer, and Pardue will discuss case studies in ovarian cancer. A question and answer session with the speakers will follow their presentation.

Go to www.ovariancancer.org for more information about ovarian cancer.

The program offers 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit for nurses, but is for the general public as well as all health care providers.

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer, founded in 1956, is organized for the purpose of furthering education, prevention and treatment of cancer in northern New Mexico. It is a group of physicians, nurses, medical professionals, survivors and other interested people. Council members do not receive compensation and all give freely of their time and energy.

The Council strives to increase public awareness of cancer and promotes early diagnosis and treatment.

The Council sponsors seminars featuring local, regional and national specialists; tumor conferences with faculty and staff of the University of New Mexico Medical School; workshops for medical staff and the public, and participation in the annual Los Alamos Health Fair.

The council promotes awareness of cancer resources that can assist residents of Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center and supported by the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxilians, the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos and the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

It is not really necessary to pre-register, but the Council on Cancer prefers it.

For further information and/or pre-registration, contact Yvonne Keller at 662-7915 or alfanso@cybermesa.com.