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BVIHSA Hosts Public Lecture On Cancer

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FlyerThe Medical Services Department within the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) in collaboration with Baptist Health International from South Florida, USA will hold a free public lecture on ‘What it means to have cancer 2015’ on Friday, 13th November, in the Eileen Parson Auditorium at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College from 6:30 pm. to 8:00 pm.

The Virgin Islands Community is invited to attend and hear the latest information surrounding cancer, treatment, and the impact on individuals, families and a community.

According to the Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. June Samuel “Cancer is a growing problem in the world and within our Virgin Islands community. We are seeing more and more families affected and the public lecture will provide information about cancer that everyone should know.”

She added, “This lecture is free of charge so I want to encourage everyone to come out. The BVIHSA delivers client-centered care, and when patients and their family are informed, educated, and empowered, they usually safe guard their own health and treatment is usually more successful.”

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Steven G. Fein, MD. who is a hematologist and oncologist from Baptist Health Medical Group. Cancer is a disease caused by a malignant growth or tumor resulting from an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body.

Registration is not required as the entire community is invited, however persons with questions my contact the BVIHSA’s Medical Services Department at 852-7514 or email janthony@bvihsa.vg or cwright@bvihsa.vg. The flyer can also be downloaded at www.bvihsa.vg.

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Dr. Steven G. Fein, MD

Steven G. Fein, M.D. is a hematologist and oncologist Board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, internal medicine, hospice, and palliative medicine. He currently practices at Advanced Medical Specialties and is affiliated with Baptist Hospital of Miami, Homestead Hospital and South Miami Hospital.

Dr. Fein received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and served a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was voted Fellow of the Year.

Dr. Fein is a volunteer professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he gives lectures on hematology, mentors medical students, and provides continuing education to physicians.

He has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Pharmacy Practice News, and the ISSUU – Gastro Health Magazine, among others.

Dr. Fein enjoys spending time with his family and speaks English and Spanish.

saugustine@bvihsa.vg'

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