New Philadelphia, Ohio: More than 207,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mercy Cancer Center presents “Protect Your Breast Health,” a free breast cancer awareness program on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County, located at 1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia.
At 6 p.m. guests can stop by for refreshments, promotional items, cancer literature and an opportunity to talk with Mercy Cancer Center staff about hospital services. At 6:45 p.m. a panel of Mercy Cancer Center physicians including Nagaprasad Nagajothi, M.D., medical oncologist, Edward Walsh, M.D., radiation oncologist, Michael McCormack, D.O., plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and Russell Ramey, M.D., FACS, general surgeon, will field questions about breast cancer prevention, early detection and the latest treatments available to manage breast cancer.
This program is free, but reservations are requested. For more information or reservations, call Mercy Healthcare Connection at 489-1333 or 800-223-8662.
About Mercy Cancer Center
Mercy Cancer Center has been accredited since 1986 as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. In 2008 CoC awarded Mercy Cancer Center the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Mercy is the only area hospital – and one of just 95 facilities nationwide – to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation. Mercy Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical facilities, innovative treatments with chemotherapy and radiation, national cancer research trials, a complementary medicine program, support services, and the latest in cancer information.
About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its medical staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St., Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.