Your Health

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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.

UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.

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"Cancer Survivorship"

Monday, June 26
7:30pm on MPT's Direct Connection "Your Health"

Recent statistics estimate that there are approximately 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the lifetime risk of developing any type of cancer from for men is 43% or almost 1 in 2; for women, the lifetime risk is 37% or about 1 in 3. Overall, cancer death rates in the US have gone down significantly over the last two decades; death rates decreased by 23% between 1989 and 2012. For breast cancer in women, the death rate decreased by 35% between 1989 and 2012. While these are great trends, the lifetime chances of developing any kind of cancer are still very high.

Dr. Rima Couzi, a Medical Oncologist at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center’s Cancer Institute, will be a guest on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection / Your Health discussing cancer survivorship. Dr. Couzi will discuss why cancer is such a threat to our lives, screening efforts including their impacts on early detection and treatment, the most frequent signs of any kind of cancer and the most common health tips so individuals can be more proactive in the fight against cancer.

Have a question about cancer suvivorship? Submit your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection Monday, June 26, at 7:30 pm to see if your question is used on the show.

Rima Couzi, MD
Medical Oncologist
UM St. Joseph Medical Center, Cancer Institute