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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Seminars for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
09/20/2013
CLEARWATER, Fla., (Sept. 19, 2013) - Morton Plant Mease will host two free seminars in October to help educate and inform women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Peter Blumencranz, MD, will provide an “Overview of Breast Cancer” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Dr. Blumencranz will discuss the many changes that occur in breasts during a lifetime and help you understand which changes are normal and which are not. Learn about breast cancer risk factors, warning signs, and other breast conditions. Lunch will be served.

Dr. Blumencranz is an internationally recognized breast cancer specialist. He is a surgical oncologist and the medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Program and Cancer Services for Morton Plant Mease Health Care, and of Moffitt-Morton Plant Mease Cancer Care.

Join Morton Plant Mease physicians for a roundtable discussion on “Women’s Health – Current Information” at 1 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 17 at Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center, First Floor Conference Room, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity. Surgical oncologist Kathleen “Kate” Allen, MD, ob/gyn Jessica Berg, MD, and family physician Melissa Launder, MD, will talk about breast and gynecological concerns, and provide information about current medical approaches for diagnosing and treating a variety of women’s health challenges.

In 2013, more than 230,000 women and 2,200 men are estimated to develop new cases of breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. The Institute estimates that nearly 40,000 women and 400 men will die of breast cancer in 2013.

But more information about prevention, screening, and testing is available than ever. Early detection and treatments are helping more people survive breast cancer diagnoses. A variety of support and resources also are available at www.BayCare.org.

You can also learn more about your risk for breast cancer at www.yourhealthrisk.org/cancer-breast.

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals –
Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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