Dietrich Theater to host movie, panel discussion on Human Papilloma Virus

March 14th, 2017 11:41 am

TUNKHNOCK — Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people know little about. Which is why the Dietrich Theater will bring a movie about it to the big screen.

A free showing of “Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25. It will be followed by a panel discussion. This presentation and free popcorn are sponsored by the Northeast Immunization Coalition and the Wyoming County Cancer/Tobacco Partnership.

Reservations may be made by calling 570-996-1500.

The film features five women whose lives were interrupted and changed forever by this deadly virus. After the film, a panel of experts will entertain questions and engage further discussion.

The panel will include Dr. Christopher Andres, of the Guthrie Medical Group in Tunkhannock; Dr. Karen Arscott, of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; nurse practitioner Valerie Bell, of the Pennsylvania Department of Health STD Clinics, and Dr. Erroll Goldstein, of Geisinger Medical Group, Tunkhannock.

This program is eligible for continuing education credits for CME or Pharmacy and for Nurses/CNE.

The film ‘Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic,’ which will be screened during a free event Saturday, March 25 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, features five women whose lives were interrupted and changed forever by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-HPV-1.jpgThe film ‘Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic,’ which will be screened during a free event Saturday, March 25 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, features five women whose lives were interrupted and changed forever by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Submitted artwork

HPV facts

• Eighty percent of all people under 50 years old will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives without knowing it.

• Cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer in women, is almost always caused by HPV, killing 250,000 women each year.

• Eighty-one percent of new HPV associated cancer cases could be prevented by HPV vaccination.

Information provided by the Dietrich Theater.

HPV facts

• Eighty percent of all people under 50 years old will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives without knowing it.

• Cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer in women, is almost always caused by HPV, killing 250,000 women each year.

• Eighty-one percent of new HPV associated cancer cases could be prevented by HPV vaccination.


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