Lexington Medical Center to Host Lecture on Cervical Cancer
Apr 05, 2018 03:37PM
By Kathleen Maris
Lexington Medical Center presents a physician lecture on Monday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. 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. The lecture will take place inside Lexington Medical Park 1 at 2728 Sunset Boulevard on the hospital campus in West Columbia.
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. More than 15 percent of cases are in women over 65. However, the risk of cervical cancer decreases significantly with routine screenings.
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.