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‘Always Better’ Talks to Address Cancer, Burns

Workshops Feature University of Rochester Medical Experts

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The University of Rochester’s Always Better series, open to the public, will present sessions on bladder cancer on Dec. 3 and burns on Dec. 4.

“Warning Signs and Prevention of Bladder Cancer – One of the Most Common Malignancies in Older Men and Women” will be presented by Edward M. Messing, M.D., chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Strong Memorial Hospital, ACF A/B.  Messing, who devotes a large portion of his clinical and research practice to bladder cancer, will discuss who is most at risk for bladder cancer, ways to prevent it, early warning signs and the latest treatments available. The talk is $15.

“Getting Burned…This Could Not Happen to Me!” will be presented by Christopher Lentz, M.D., associate professor of surgery at URMC and the region’s foremost burn expert, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Seneca Room. Lentz will outline the population most at risk for burn injuries, offer tips on preventing burns, and address some of the most important actions to take immediately after a burn occurs.  The talk is $15.

Advance registration is required for both classes. Call (585) 275-2344 to register.

The Always Better program, made possible through collaboration between the University of Rochester College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, the MedicalCenter, and the Memorial ArtGallery, offers a broad range of courses, seminars, medical workshops and events designed to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the Rochester area, helping them to live life Always Better. This unique approach to education, encouraging participants to learn what they love by giving them freedom and flexibility, is at the core of the Always Better program. Classes are non-credit and participants can expect little to no homework, no tests, and no grades, allowing them to explore an area of interest without pressure. Most classes are discussion based, encouraging participants with diverse life experiences and a strong desire to learn to share their views and opinions. For a complete listing of Always Better courses, please contact the University of Rochester Office of Special Programs at (585) 275-2344 or visit

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