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Screenings & Events
MVH's Regional Cancer Center carries out many annual events and projects designed to limit the impact of cancer on our community through prevention, education and early detection of cancer. Community screenings and educational activities include:
Smoking Cessation Classes
If you are trying to kick the habit, but need a little help, Monongahela Valley Hospital's Community Care Network (CCN) is offering the Smoke Free for Life program sponsored by BREATHE Pennsylvania. Participants in the program will learn how to overcome barriers that keep them from quitting, develop a customized "quit-plan" that will lead to success, learn the art of positive self-talk, practice sound techniques to manage stress, develop strategies that will prevent relapse and receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. For more information call the CCN at 724-258-1226.
Better Breather's Club
Better Breather's Club is a free support group for adults with lung and breathing problems that meets the second Tuesday of each month in the hospital's Education Conference Center. Reservations are required. Call the CCN at 724-258-1226.
Relay for Life of Mon Valley
Friday, May 3, 2019 at Charleroi Area School District Stadium. Join Team MVH at Relay for Life of Mon Valley. The grass roots, community-based team event honors everyone who has been affected by cancer. For more information on the event, visit the Web site.
The 2019 symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. National oncology experts will present featured topics on melanoma, lung cancer, rectal cancer and breast surgery. To register, call 724-258-1750.
Colorectal Cancer Education & Screening
A Colorectal Cancer Education & Screening is held annually. This year's event will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. The event is free, but seating is limited; pre-registration is required by calling 724-258-1333. A distinguished panel of physicians and medical professionals discuss the importance of early detection and regular exams. Each participant receives a free take-home colorectal screening kit.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening & Education Program
Prostate Education and Screening Program is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019. MVH sponsors this free program that emphasizes the importance of early detection and provides free exams for participants as well as blood tests for the prostate specific antigen (PSA).
MVH/Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 at 10 a.m., Charleroi Market House, 423 McKean Ave., Charleroi. Join MVH staff, physicians, friends and neighbors walking to support the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer in our community at MVH. A $10 donation is suggested for those ages 6 and older. For more information, call 724-258-1657.
Annual Breast Cancer Education and Screening Luncheon
The 2019 event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. The program included presentations by Kathy Cameron, who will provide a survivor's perspective; A Breast Cancer Overview by Natalie Furgiuele, M.D., F.A.C.S., a discussion of Advanced Therapies by Shani Gunning-Carter, M.D.; and a presentation on Advances on Breast Reconstruction by Lori L. Cherup, M.D., F.A.C.S. Reservations required. For more information, call 724-258-1333.
Lung Cancer Screening and Education Program
MVH offers a lung cancer educational program as part of our speakers' bureau program. To schedule a talk, contact the Community Relations Coordinator at 724-258-1078 or email@example.com.