Tuesday 22 August 2017

Registar for ovarian cancer seminar

Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer

Women who are affected personally by or interested in ovarian cancer are invited to a free seminar this Thursday, May 8.

The seminar, organised by the Marie Keating Foundation, will take place in 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. It is free of charge, but organisers are asking people to register at info@mariekeating.ie.

Around 330 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in Ireland every year and it is often referred to as a silent disease.

However, it is the sixth most common cancer in women. It can be diagnosed late because of a lack of obvious symptoms. About 80pc of cases happen in women over the age of 50. Speakers will look at risk factors, treatment options and the latest research. They include gynaecologist Noreen Gleeson and clinical nurse specialist Helen Craig.More information at (01)628 3726.

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