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Events for February 19, 2017

This Week at UPMC CancerCenter

By Appointment Only, Ovarian Cancer Surveillance Center

Every 3rd Friday of the month, next on March 17, 2017

Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:
Magee-Womens Hospital, First Floor, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Event Type:
Patient Event

The Ovarian Cancer Surveillance Center combines the latest medical and scientific knowledge with the most advanced surveillance and diagnostic methods. Women and their family members concerned about ovarian cancer have the opportunity to undergo an evaluation by a team of cancer specialists that includes a risk assessment, gynecologic examination, screening tests, and receive counseling and education about ovarian cancer risk and potential implications for family members, a personalized surveillance plan, and prevention strategies.

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer? The exact causes of ovarian cancer are not known. Although having one or more risk factors may increase a woman's chance of getting ovarian cancer, it does not mean that she is certain to get it. Studies show that the following factors may increase the chance of developing this disease:

Family History of the Disease, Increasing Age, Personal History of Cancer, Use of Fertility Drugs, Never Having Children, Being of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent.

Women who believe they may be at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer may schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-804-7750.

Contact:
Patty Gordon, Ovarian Cancer Program Coordinator

Phone:
412-623-3425

E-mail:
gordonpm@upmc.edu

Website:
www.upmccancercenters.com/gynecologic/services.cfm


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By appointment: Magee-Womens High Risk Breast Cancer Program

Every Monday, next on February 20, 2017

Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:
Hillman Cancer Center

Event Type:
Patient Event

An evaluation by specialists for women and their families concerned about breast cancer which includes:

  • A risk assessment
  • Clinical breast exam
  • screening tests
  • Genetic counseling and education about breast cancer risk and potential implications for family members
  • A personalized surveilance plan
  • Prevention strategies

In-depth information about the services are available on the Magee-Womens website, from the link below, or by phone at 412-641-1546. Appointments can be scheduled via the number below.

Phone:
412-623-3425

Website:
www.upmc.com/Services/womens-cancer/breast-cancer/diagnostics/high-risk-breast-cancer/Pages/default.aspx


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Monthly Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Every 3rd Friday of the month, next on March 17, 2017

Time:
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:
Hillman Cancer Center, Second Floor

Event Type:
Patient Event

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. But if diagnosed early, it is almost 100 percent curable. The UPMC CancerCenter is offering monthly free skin cancer screenings by Hassane Zarour, MD who is a Hillman dermatologist.

Third Friday of every Month

Pre-registration is required. For an appointment, call 412-692-4724.

Phone:
412-692-4724


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Our Clubhouse - Caregiver's Support Group

Every 4th Thursday of the month, next on February 23, 2017

Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:
2816 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Event Type:
Support Group

A support group for adults who have a family member or friend with a cancer diagnosis. Support Groups are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone interested in attending a support group at Gilda's MUST pre-register. No drop-ins.

Phone:
412-338-1919

Website:
ourclubhouse.org/


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Our Clubhouse - Living Life Post Treatment Support Group

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, next on March 16, 2017

Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:
2816 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Event Type:
Support Group

A support group for adults who have completed cancer treatment. Support Groups are held on the first and third Thursday of the month.

Anyone interested in attending a support group at Gilda's MUST pre-register. No drop-ins.

Phone:
412-338-1919

Website:
ourclubhouse.org/


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Our Clubhouse - Living with Cancer Support Group

Every Tuesday, next on February 21, 2017

Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:
2816 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Event Type:
Support Group

A support group for adults who are currently living with cancer.

Anyone interested in attending a support group at Gilda's MUST pre-register. No drop-ins.

Support group meets every Tuesday from 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Phone:
412-338-1919

Website:
ourclubhouse.org/


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Shadyside: US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, next on March 15, 2017

Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:
Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Room, Ground Floor, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Event Type:
Support Group

Monthly support group of US TOO!, the world's largest, independent, charitable network of support groups for men with prostate cancer and their families. US TOO! groups offer fellowship, peer counseling, education about treatment options and discussion of medical alternatives without bias.

Support group facilitator is Pamela Kusserow.

The support group meets on the third Wednesday of every month except December. The group features a guest speaker on relevant topics from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A support group meeting immediately follows the speaker from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free parking and refreshments provided. Call the Cancer Information and Referral Service for pre-registration and information about changes in the meeting schedule.

Phone:
412-864-6454


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