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Magee-Womens Hospital Sponsors Ovarian Cancer Education Series


PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2006 – Although the number of ovarian cancer cases has dropped since the early 90s, the American Cancer Society reports that one in every 58 women will develop some form of this disease during her lifetime. Since there are no reliable tests to detect ovarian cancer early, education about prevention and treatment is vitally important to defend against the disease.

In order to better educate women about ovarian cancer, Magee-Womens Hospital and the Pittsburgh Division of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition have teamed up to present an education series on the disease. The first installment of this series entitled “Peritoneal Therapy for Ovarian Cancer,” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6 in the Tower Lobby, Conference Room 2131, at Magee-Womens Hospital in Oakland.

The event is for women who have been recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, survivors of the disease and their family members. The program will help women and their families understand the illness and provide them with treatment information to make informed health care decisions.

Kristin Zorn, M.D., division of gynecologic oncology, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will lead the discussion. Dr. Zorn is a specialist in gynecology with a focus on gynecological oncology.

A light dinner will be served prior to the program at 5:30 p.m. The program is free to the public, but registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit or call (412) 641-4492


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