West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a FREE physician lecture on Monday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. inside Lexington Medical Park 1 at 2728 Sunset Boulevard on the hospital campus in West Columbia. It’s called, “Spread the word: Know the Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer.” Andrea S. Garrick, MD, an OB/GYN at Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will be the speaker.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 13,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer this year, and more than 4,000 women will die from the disease. Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife, most frequently between the ages of 35 and 44. And, more than 15 percent of cases are in women over 65. However, the risk of cervical cancer decreases significantly with routine screenings.
Dr. Garrick earned her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Augusta University in Georgia. She has experience providing general OB/GYN services ranging from outpatient care and surgery to routine visits and complicated consultations. She practices at Lexington Women’s Care’s West Columbia location.
Lexington Medical Center’s physician lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit LexMed.com/classes-events.
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About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center is a 438-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and approximately 60 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating approximately 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,500 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. For more information, visit LexMed.com.