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Breast Cancer:  what every woman and man needs to know

Bill and Ruth McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium

In October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Bill and Ruth McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium will present "Breast Cancer: what every woman and man needs to know." Keynote speakers Barbara Evert, MD, and Lydia Hernandez, MD, will focus on the prevention and diagnosis of breast cancer, and current treatment options.
 
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Upper Valley Medical Center, Dr. Evert is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the Medical University of Ohio, Toledo. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, is certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance/Utilization Review, and is a Fellow in the American Institute of Healthcare Quality.
 
Dr. Hernandez, board certified surgeon with specialty in breast, is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons and American Society of Breast Surgeons. A graduate of the University of Dayton and Wright State University, Dr. Hernandez is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and is in practice with Donna L. Stahl & Associates, Cincinnati. She is a breast cancer survivor, five years disease-free.
 
The Bill and Ruth McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium, held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in The Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy, from 5:30-7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, reservations need to be arranged with the UVMC Cancer Care Center, 440-4820.
 
The program is made possible by a gift from the McGraw Family Fund of the Troy Foundation and a grant from the UVMC Foundation.