RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, over 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, but thanks to recent advancements in early detection and in treatment, survival rates for breast cancer reached an all-time high. To educate women about the various advancements in treatment options that are available, Stony Point Surgery Center has assembled a panel of top medical experts for a health care seminar, "Your Health Matters: Breast Cancer" on January 31st.
The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, at Stony Point Surgery Center, located at 8700 Stony Point Parkway. The seminar is free to the public.
Julie Bragg, a former TV news anchor with CBS6, will act as host and facilitator for the panel of top specialists: Dr. Gregory Formanek, Hematologist/Oncologist with Virginia Physicians, Inc.; Dr. Clifford Deal, Breast Surgeon with Richmond Surgical; Dr. Gregory Lynam, Reconstructive Surgeon with Richmond Surgical Arts; and Dr. Scott Lucidi, Infertility/Gynecology with VCU Health System.
"It's an honor to be working with talented surgeons and physicians to share important health information with the Richmond community," says Bragg, who has hosted Stony Point Surgery Center's "Medical Minute" segments on CBS6 (WTVR-6) since November of 2010. "From a woman's perspective, it's reassuring to hear the message of hope these doctors have to share. So much can be done now to treat the whole woman from surgery and reconstruction to helping women deal with the fertility issues that can come along with a breast cancer diagnosis."
This is the first in a series of free health seminars that Stony Point Surgery Center is hosting throughout the year.
"With the growing number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer every year, it's our goal to give people the most up-to-date research and information, so they can make the best decisions for their health," says Bruce Kupper, CEO of Stony Point Surgery Center. "We're very pleased to offer this potentially life-saving information as part of our first community event in 2012."
Refreshments will be provided, and registration for the event is free to the public. To reserve a seat for "Your Health Matters: Breast Cancer," visit www.stonypointsc.com or call Julie Bragg, directly, at 804-775-4552.
For more information about Stony Point Surgery Center and its community outreach programs, please contact Dave Saunders at 804-521-4141.
About Stony Point Surgery Center
Stony Point Surgery Center is Central Virginia's pre-eminent outpatient surgical facility. Founded in the tradition of the former Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital, Stony Point Surgery Center leads the industry in innovative hearing and vision corrective treatments. Stony Point Surgery Center provides a broad spectrum of routine and special healthcare services in addition to its specialization in Vision and Hearing practices. For more information about Stony Point Surgery Center, please visit their website at www.StonyPointSC.com.
SOURCE Stony Point Surgery Center