At RiverView’s Oct. 30th health luncheon, Dr. Kari Wessman will share basic information on ovarian cancer as well as information on a promising new treatment for women just diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
One of the deadliest of women's cancers, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and 152,000 deaths worldwide.
Ovarian cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63. Many women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a genetic history of the cancer. Unfortunately, many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93 percent.
Dr. Wessman is a gynecologist/obstetrician at RiverView Health. She sees patients in Crookston and East Grand Forks. Join her for the free presentation, “Ovarian Cancer Basics and New Treatments on the Horizon’’ to learn more about ovarian cancer.
The luncheon will be held in Meeting Room #1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, beginning at noon. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the building and across from the elevators on first floor.
Due to building construction, all RiverView patients and guests are asked to park in the North parking lot and use the entrance near the North Clinic.
The luncheon series is in its 21th year of sponsorship by RiverView Health. All men and women interested in improving their health are invited to attend. Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.