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Cervical cancer videoconference to air May 26

ATHENS, Ohio (May 21, 2004) -- On Wednesday, May 26, the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition will be presenting a free video teleconference for health-care professionals on the importance of early detection in the treatment of cervical cancer. The videoconference, "Cervical Cancer Early Detection: The Current Standard of Care," will be locally available at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

Screening tests offer a powerful opportunity for the prevention, early detection and successful treatment of cervical cancer. When it is detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer. This videoconference is of special important for the Athens community, because Appalachian women have a higher overall rate of cervical cancer than the general population.

For more information or to register for this program, call the James Line at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at (614) 293-5066 or 1-800-293-5066. Callers must indicate at which location they wish to attend the conference.

Continuing medical education credit is being offered for physicians, nurses and social workers.

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