Insights into Cancer Lecture Series Scheduled

21st Century Oncology presents Insights into Cancer seminar series.

Fort Myers, FL, February 06, 2011 --( Two of the most frequently diagnosed cancers are the topics of an upcoming lecture series hosted by 21st Century Oncology.

The lecture series, called Insights into Cancer, is for anyone interested in learning more about the treatments for prostate cancer and breast cancer, two of the most commonly diagnosed cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will have prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one eight woman will have breast cancer. Each talk will cover the newest developments in treatment and include an informative “Ask the Doctors” question and answer session which will follow each lecture. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

The lecture topics are scheduled as follows:
Prostate Cancer: Innovative treatment options to reduce side effects
Presented by Constantine Mantz, MD and Omar Benitez, MD, FACS
Thursday, February 17, 4 p.m.
FineMark Bank 12681 Creekside Lane, Fort Myers

Breast Health for Life: Risk reduction, early detection and new diagnostic imaging
Presented by Rie Aihara, MD
Thursday, February 24, 4 p.m.
Regional Cancer Center, 8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 400, Fort Myers

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options: Robot-Assisted Surgery vs. Radiation Therapy
Presented by Constantine Mantz, MD and Omar Benitez, MD, FACS
Thursday, March 3, 4 p.m.
Cape Coral Hospital Community Room, 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral

In two lectures about prostate cancer, Constantine Mantz, MD, a radiation oncology therapist, and Omar Benitez, MD, FACS, a urologic surgeon, will co-present information about new treatment options for prostate cancer including robot-assisted surgery, RapidArc and TrueBeam technologies, and Calypso GPS for the Body, all new innovations that are transforming the treatment of prostate cancer.

In a lecture about breast health, Dr. Rie Aihara will discuss breast health issues ranging from benign breast conditions to malignant tumors, including up-to-date breast cancer prevention, advanced diagnostic technologies and treatment programs as well as a wide range of support services.

Seating is limited at each lecture and reservations are required. Anyone interested in attending should call 1-800-NEW-HELP to make a reservation.

About 21st Century Oncology
Headquartered in Fort Myers, 21st Century Oncology, Inc. is a leading developer and operator of radiation therapy centers in the U.S. For 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing premier, quality, cost-effective radiation therapy services that are responsive to the needs of its patients through continuous improvement and innovation. The company operates in 16 states and has more than 20 offices in Southwest Florida.

21st Century Oncology
Mary Briggs
cell (239) 851-0136