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UPMC St. Margaret to host free programs on cancer, diabetes

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

UPMC St. Margaret will host two free health programs, one that explores advances in cancer treatment and another related to diabetes.

The hospital will present a discussion on Sept. 12 about advances in chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Medical oncologist Peter Ellis will be the guest speaker at the event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Participants will hear about treatment options, why they are used and how they target specific cancer types. Free health screenings will be offered, including blood pressure and bone density screenings.

A free hot dinner will be served and parking will be validated.

The presentation will be in the UPMC St. Margaret conference centers, 815 Freeport Road. Registration is requested at 1-866-939-7787.

A second event on Sept. 20 will address dental care for diabetics.

The discussion will provide tips on how to properly brush and floss, along with what to look for in a toothbrush. Information on treating dry mouth, cold sores and taste changes, and ways to avoid infections, gingivitis and periodontal disease also will be addressed.

Participants will receive a free gift. Light refreshments will be served and parking will be validated.

The event is 6 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 20. Reservations are due by Sept. 14 by calling 412-784-5162.

It will be in the St. Margaret cafeteria on the first floor.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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