Did you know that bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States? Smoking increases your chance of developing bladder cancer, and although men are diagnosed more frequently, women are generally diagnosed at a later stage.
To learn more, the public is invited to attend a free Bladder Cancer Awareness Day educational program at Winthrop-University Hospital on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 to 11.
The event will be held in the Winthrop Research and Academic Center, located at 101 Mineola Blvd., at the corner of Second Street in Mineola.
Speakers Aaron Katz, MD, chairman of the department of urology; Anthony Corcoran, MD, and Jeffrey Schiff, MD, attending urologists; Jonathan Haas, MD, chief, division of radiation oncology and Michael Garrison, MD, attending oncologist, will discuss risk factors, causes and treatment options. A question and answer period will be included.
Literature and educational materials will be provided; a light breakfast will be included during registration at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. To register and for information about parking or the program, call Kate Owens 516-663-2316.