Cedarville University Hosts Cancer Awareness Seminars

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University`s Wellness Center, which is part of the University`s department of nursing, will host three cancer-related health and information seminars in October. All are free and open to the public. Dr. Sandy Shortt, the Wellness Center coordinator, said, "Obtaining good information about cancer can be difficult given the mixture of accurate and inaccurate information on the Internet and media. These seminars will present accurate and practical information about early detection and prevention of breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer." On Thursday, Oct. 6, a women-only seminar will cover "Early Detection of Breast Cancer." Dr. Jan Conway, who is a registered nurse, senior professor of nursing at Cedarville, and a breast cancer survivor, will offer information about breast cancer risks and early detection. The Thursday, Oct. 13 seminar is titled "Colorectal Cancer Update." Instructor of Nursing Amy Voris (M.S., AOCN, CNS) will talk about early detection for colorectal cancer, risk factors, and recent research findings. On Thursday, Oct. 27, a men-only seminar will present a "Prostate Cancer Update." Mark Klimek, associate professor of nursing, will talk about the latest research findings related to early detection and prevention of prostate cancer. Each seminar will meet from 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m. For the room locations and to register, contact Sandy Shortt at shortts@cedarville.edu or 937-766-7656. -30-