Ovarian Cancer Kills More Than 15,000 Women Each Year
May 5, 2009
Broadlawns Medical Center Announces Ovarian Cancer Support Group
DES MOINES, Iowa (May 5, 2009) – Broadlawns Medical Center has created an Ovarian Cancer Support Group to provide education and support for persons with ovarian cancer and other gynecological cancers, as well as survivors and their family members and friends. The group will hold its first regular monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in the Nauraine Conference Room on the ground floor of Broadlawns Medical Center.
Debra Quinn, President of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) - Iowa Chapter. will speak about her experience with ovarian cancer and the NOCC. Ovarian cancer attacks nearly 22,000 women annually, and more than 15,000 women die from the disease each year.
The support group will meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please call (515) 282-5761 or email Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a history as a community health center dating back to 1903, Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County on April 13, 1924. Over the years, Broadlawns has adapted to the changing demands of public health care and remained true to its mission of offering quality health services to all Polk County residents and training tomorrow’s health care professionals.
Today, Broadlawns Medical Center is composed of:
- An acute care community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and primary care needs.
- A 60-member physician practice overseeing numerous specialty clinics and outpatient services.
- A family medicine residency program that graduates physician leaders who serve communities across Iowa and the country.
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