According to the National Institutes of Health, cervical cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Puerto Rico, but it is preventable. Since the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer, the HPV vaccine, along with regular cervical screenings, may wipe out this type of cancer. Yet, many people are not being vaccinated.
Join Dr. Anna Giuliano on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino for a free seminar about eliminating HPV-related diseases, starting with cervical cancer. This event is part of the Puerto Rico Advisory Council at Moffitt Cancer Center, which hosts free cancer education lectures twice a year on the island.
WHAT: From Moffitt to Puerto Rico: Conversations about Cancer
DATE: Nov. 10
TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, 1309 Ashford Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico
COST: The event is free and includes breakfast, parking and door prizes.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.