Free Webinar: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers
The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research, the Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation (JLR Foundation), and expert physicians with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Division of Gynecological Oncology will present an overview of Gynecologic Cancer and discuss the most advanced therapies for preventing, diagnosing and treating cancers affecting a woman's reproductive organs.
Gain awareness of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers by learning the facts. We'll discuss:
•Signs and Symptoms
•Diagnosis and stages of each cancer
•Who is most at-risk
•Latest treatment options
•How to talk to your doctor
Learn more about our speakers:
Dr. Jubilee Brown is an Associate Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, also practicing at the Woman's Regional Care Center at the Woman's Hospital of Texas. She is committed to the personalized care of women with cancer of the ovary, uterus, cervix, vulva and vagina, as well as women at high risk for developing these malignancies. Dr. Brown is recognized internationally as a specialist in minimally invasive surgery and has performed thousands of procedures which provide each patient with the best possible medical outcome and the opportunity to return to her life as quickly as possible. Physicians and patients alike seek her compassionate care and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rare gynecologic tumors. Dr. Brown is widely published and consistently appears on prestigious lists of the nation's top physicians.
Dr. Pamela T. Soliman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is board certified in Gynecologic Oncology, and provides both medical and surgical care to women. Her special interest is in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She currently performs minimally invasive surgery for appropriate patients with cervical, endometrial, and early-stage ovarian cancers as well as fertility-sparing procedures for young women with cervical cancer. She is the Principal Investigator of a prospective evaluation of robotic-assisted surgery in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on these and other subjects. Finally, she serves as a board trustee for the Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
The McGovern series webinars are sponsored by The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research and are always offered to the community free of charge.
The Women’s Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides health education classes for adolescent girls and free publications and seminars to the Houston community. It is the leading resource for many Houston non-profits and health clinics regarding health education materials. Through its programs, The Women’s Fund teaches adolescent girls the ability to problem solve, set goals, negotiate and communicate to achieve their desired health outcomes and encourages them to become healthy and resilient women.
The JLR Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created to honor Judith Liebenthal Robinson, Ph.D. (Judy), a NASA Scientist, who despite habitual exercise, a consistently healthy diet, and regular medical examinations, was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer and died within a year. While battling ovarian cancer, it was Judy's mission to raise awareness about the vague symptoms and ineffective screening procedures associated with ovarian cancer. For more information visit www.jlrfoundation.org
Heart Disease: How Women Can Beat the Odds
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Coulter
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Women can beat the odds of diminished quality of life or premature death due to cardiovascular diseases including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, peripheral artery disease and other diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Nearly 43 million American women live with these diseases. These diseases still affect more women than men and are responsible for nearly 40% of all deaths in American women.
Heart and vascular diseases are the greatest threat to women’s health worldwide, and most American women are unaware of their risk. Many women who have a heart attack do not know it since they are not aware that symptoms in a woman can be very different than those in men. Heart attacks are generally more severe in women than men. Additionally, the trajectory of women’s heart disease is distinct from that of men.Little study has gone into effective prevention strategies for women. Treatment guidelines are developed from the medical literature, dictating the standard of care for all patients—however, less than 25% of those enrolled in the trials are women. It is time for a focused education and research effort to elucidate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in women.
The Truth about Ovarian Cancer: Prevention and Management
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Guest Speaker: Dr. Pam Soliman
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The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research, the JLR Foundation and Dr. Pam Soliman of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas bring you a FREE interactive webinar on what you should know about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
* Signs & Symptoms
* Diagnosis and Stages of Ovarian Cancer
* Who is most at-risk
* Latest treatment options
* How to talk to your doctor