Annual Walk for Hope.

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, Citizens Medical Center will be hosting the annual Walk for Hope.

This event will focus on:

  • honoring breast cancer survivors
  • educating people about early detection
  • supporting those in treatment and their caregivers

The event will take place at the Citizens HealthPlex from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person, with all proceeds going toward funding free mammograms. Door prizes, refreshments, and t-shirts will be provided for walkers and supporters. Please call (361) 572-5064 to register.

Any individual, organization, or business interested in helping with this event or in donating door prizes, please contact Stephanie Cunningham at Citizens Medical Center at (361) 573-9181, extension 7936 or Stephanie Dempsey at extension 5733.

Do You Know the Symptoms of Endometrial Cancer?

1 in 40 women will face endometrial cancer — do you know the symptoms? Come find out on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Classroom at Citizens Medical Center.

Citizens Medical Center is sponsoring a free informational talk about Endometrial Cancer given by
Tanya E. Seiler, M.D., OB/GYN physician who is a Fellow of the American College of Gynecology and board certified by the American Board of OB/GYN.

Endometrial Cancer, also referred to as uterine cancer, is the most common gynecologic cancer found in the U.S. Women at risk for this disease typically have a history of diabetes, obesity, infertility, infrequent periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or took estrogen replacement therapy without the use of progesterone.

Although it most commonly presents after menopause, endometrial cancer can occur before the age of 40. This free presentation is designed to educate women about this disease and treatment options once a woman is diagnosed.

Endometrial cancer is a disease that is most prominent in Causasian women. Symptoms include:

~ vaginal bleeding after menopause
~ pelvic pain
~ prolonged periods or bleeding between periods
~ pain during intercourse
~ watery or blood-tinged discharge from vagina

Seating is limited. Please call (361)572-5172 to make your reservation or to ask questions about this very informative talk.

Those attending the presentation will also get the chance to view Citizens Medical Center’s latest tool for gynecological surgeries, the da Vinci® Si Surgical System.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, participate in the first ever competitive 5K (chipped) run set to begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Citizens Healthplex. The run entry fee will be $25 if registered before October 8 and $30 after this date. The first 250 registrants receive a race t-shirt, and the top finishers receive prizes. Register at register@iaapweb.com or call (361)582-1104 for more information on the run.
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