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Oncologist to speak to prostate-cancer group

Dr. Christiaan Stevens, oncologist at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie, has proven to be a knowledgeable and popular speaker at the Orillia Prostate Cancer Group meetings.

On Jan. 23 at Orillia Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Stevens will address the attendees on the following topics:

• When is it deemed necessary to have follow-up radiation after surgery and what does it entail?

• Following surgery and recurrence of prostate cancer, what is the recommended treatment and how is it delivered?

• If radiation as a primary treatment fails, is there an alternative treatment?

• With failed primary radiation, is there a treatment to remove the prostate?

Stevens completed his medical degrees at the universities of British Columbia and Toronto. His training in radiation oncology was at Princess Margaret Hospital, followed by his appointment to Sunnybrook Hospital. He moved to RVH in 2010 and has proven to be a very valuable resource and clinician to his patients.

Doors open at 6.30 p.m., followed by the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there is no admission charge.

For further information, call Colin Wackett at 705-325-7874.

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