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CMHS symposium on Oct. 18 to focus on cancer 

Ventura, California, 09/16/2008

Learn more about prevention, the early detection and how to reduce the risk of cancer at a free symposium that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

"Staying Cancer Free" will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature local board-certified physicians speaking on the following topics:

  • Exercise and nutrition, by Ann Kelley, M.D.;
  • Tobacco and cancer, by Thomas Brugman, M.D.;
  • Skin cancer detection and prevention, by Samuel Bern, M.D.;
  • Screening for cervical cancer and HPV, by Lois Barnes, M.D.;
  • Colon cancer screening, by Benito Pedraza, M.D.;
  • Prostate cancer detection, by Thomas Fogel, M.D.

Men and Women of all ages are encouraged to attend who have concerns about early detection and prevention of cancer. Anyone with a family history of cancer, or has been diagnosed with or is being treated for cancer, as well as spouses, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and The Cancer Support Community of Valley/Ventura. The Ventura Beach Marriott is located at 2055 Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.

Space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 652-5385, or visit