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Thyroid Cancer is the Focus of CMHS Seminar on Oct. 15

Ventura, California, 10/01/2013

Thyroid cancer, a common cancer in women, will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Edgar Lueg, M.D., will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Thyroid cancer affects men but has become one the most common cancers among women. There are about 56,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Lueg will discuss the risk factors, symptoms, tests, treatments and results for the most common thyroid cancers in an informal setting, with audience questions and participation encouraged.

Dr. Lueg, who specializes in otolaryngology, received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He trained in head and neck surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and otolaryngology at the University of Toronto and surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is certified by the Medical Council of Canada and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lueg is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call 805/652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.