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UCLA Oncologist to Present Educational Workshop on Women's Cancers at The Wellness Community

Westlake Village, CA, December 20, 2009 --( The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will present a free educational workshop on Women’s Cancers with Amer Karam, MD on Thursday, January 21, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at 530 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village. Please call (805) 379-4777 to RSVP.

Dr. Karam of The University of California, Los Angeles will conduct this informative seminar about the different types of gynecological cancers affecting women. Dr. Karam is a gynecologic and surgical oncologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast and/or gynecologic cancer. He returned to UCLA after completing his training in breast surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and gynecologic oncology at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He also offers many treatment options for the surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies including radical ovarian cancer surgery and the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.

Founded in 1982, The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the largest provider of cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is comprised of nearly 50 local affiliates, 12 affiliates in development and over 100 satellite locations. By offering professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club continue to provide support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.

As a local chapter, The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura serves over 3,000 community members affected by cancer each year with programs in the San Fernando Valley and throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Programs are offered in English and Spanish. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or call 805-379-4777. Give hope to a child affected by cancer: Text COMMUNITY to 90999 to donate $5 to programs for children. Standard text messaging rates apply. For full terms visit

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