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Posted: 2013-01-10

“How do I know if I have Hepatitis C?”
“What are the symptoms?”
“Can it be cured?”
These are some of the questions health experts will be on hand to answer at an upcoming informative discussion on chronic Hepatitis C.

The Hepatitis C discussion will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 5 p.m. in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Myron C. Williams conference room on the second floor of the Good Samaritan building.

The discussion is presented in part by Conemaugh Memorial’s Family Medical Center. “It often takes many years for people who are infected with hepatitis C to develop symptoms,” says Jeanne Spencer, MD, FAAFP, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Conemaugh Memorial and Program Director of Memorial’s Family Medicine Residency. “The infection can last a lifetime and can lead to serious consequences including scarring of the liver or liver cancer. It is important for people at risk to learn about the disease and to make sure they get the care they need.”

In addition to providing information on how the disease can be treated, those presenting will also discuss how the disease is spread and how those living with Hepatitis C can help prevent others from contracting the disease.

This learning opportunity is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Those needing more information are asked to call (814) 534-1506.

About Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Family Medical Center 
The Family Medical Center is conveniently located on the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center campus and serves as the nucleus of Memorial's Family Medicine Residency Program. Residents see patients of all ages under the supervision of experienced faculty physicians.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121
Email: abradle@conemaugh.org