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UM/Sylvester Hosts Town Hall Meeting To Increase Cervical Cancer Awareness

09.12.2005

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and gynecologist-oncologists at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday, September 14, to educate South Florida women about treating – and preventing – cervical cancer. “The most preventable cancer that we have in gynecologic oncology is cervical cancer and about half of all the cervical cancers that do occur in this country occur in women who have not had a Pap smear in the last five years, “said Joseph A. Lucci, III, M.D., director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology and director of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Genetics.