Five week series on cancer at Carrick branch library


October 16, 2012

A free five week lecture series on cancer, "Protect & Prevent – Taking Control of Your Health," presented by UPMC Cancer Center will take place at the Carrick Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Different topics will be covered each week:

October 24 – Understanding Cancer and Clinical Trials – Learn more about cancer and the importance of clinical trials in improving treatment, screening, and prevention.

October 31 – Decreasing Your Risk –Take steps toward a healthy lifestyle that reduces your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases.

November 7 – Sun Safety – discover the damaging effects of sun and tanning bed exposure and get practical advice on keeping safe from UV rays.

November 14 – The Environment – learn how the environment influences the risk for cancer, including exposure to household and personal care products. They will also discuss "greener" alternatives to protect an individual's health.

November 21 – Survivorship – the long-term effects of treatment will be discussed along with advice for improving health after treatment.

Registration is required due to space limitations and handouts which will be available. For more information or to register email us at, call us at 412-882-3897 or visit us at 1811 Brownsville Road.


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