Nationally known physician talks about personal risk factors for breast cancer at free seminars in Holly Lake and Hawkins

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Do you know how likely you are to develop breast cancer? Ever wonder if there are any steps you can take to prevent breast cancer?

Here’s one thing you can do: attend “Breast Cancer: Do You Know Your Personal Risk Factors?” a free “Dine with our Doctors” seminar sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

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 reduce them.

The free seminar will be offered twice. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Holly Hall at Holly Lake Ranch, located on FM 2869, north of State Highway 14, and will include a free dinner.

The second seminar will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Hawkins Community Center, 301 Lynch St. in Hawkins. It will include a lunch at no cost.

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.

Seminars are 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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