Nationally known physician talks about personal risk factors for breast cancer at free Tyler seminar

Friday, October 5, 2012

How likely are you to develop breast cancer? What are some practical steps you can take to lower your risk of developing breast cancer, the second most common cancer among women?

You can have your questions answered at “Breast Cancer: Do You Know Your Personal Risk Factors?” a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Potpourri House, 3320 Troup Hwy. in Tyler.

The “Dine with our Doctors” seminar is sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and will include a free dinner.

With more than 20 years of experience in breast cancer research and treatment, presenter Edward Sauter, MD, Ph.D., knows that the key to surviving breast cancer is understanding your personal risk factors and how to lower them.

Dr. Sauter, a cancer surgeon and director of UTHSCT’s Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center, focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

He has been on the frontlines of improving breast cancer survival rates by educating women about how to reduce their chances for developing this serious disease.

The seminar is free but seating is limited. For reservations, please call (903) 877-7147.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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