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Second Civic Lecture at Deichmann Theater: Cancer in Women – New Potentials of Gentle Therapy

After a successful prelude to lectures by citizens, held in collaboration with the Essen University Hospital by Stadtspiegel and its journalist community, on Tuesday, December 10, your health is back. The topic of the second Citizens Lecture, which starts at 5.30pm, is "Cancer in Women – New Potentials of Gentle Therapy." Dr. Rainer Kimmig, since 2001 Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Essen University Hospital. operative gynecology and gynecologic oncology.

Currently, the Acting President of the European Society of Robotic Surgery in Gynecology (SERGS) answered some questions in advance in an interview solely for you.

Professor Kimmig, what should women pay attention to when it comes to cancer prevention?

First of all, I recommend going to a gynecologist at least once a year, because there are various screenings and cancer screenings that detect tumors at an early stage. By the way, women's willingness to take precautions is much greater than for men. In addition, self-observation is important: If there is a lump in the breast, there is a secretion on the nipples or swelling in the armpit and then for examination. The same applies to abdominal complaints, such as post-menopausal bleeding. Always be vigilant and alert.

Have we developed therapies from your perspective?

Successes are getting better and better, in many ways we can treat patients much more individually. In the past, breast cancer, which is the most common cancer in women, had to be removed much more frequently. In addition, there was stress chemotherapy. Today, the tumor and some tissue can be more specifically removed, and chemotherapy is no longer absolutely necessary. Therapies are therefore more compatible and gentle. Treatment and five-year survival rates rose to 80 to 90 percent. And they continue to climb slowly.

And what about abdominal cancer?

Here, too, we have less aggressive treatment methods and individualized therapies in which gene signatures also play a role. In addition, we at Essen University Hospital rely on minimally invasive surgery with the Da Vinci robotic surgical system. As a result, we can not only significantly reduce the risk of surgery, but also improve the chances of survival of certain tumors. Detection is important and remains, and we are increasingly able to use tests and tests to detect the disease early, even as we understand them better through our research diseases and their mechanisms. This is why precaution is so important, including swabs, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and mammography.

Person: prof. Dr. Honey. Rainer Kimmig
Prof. Rainer Kimmig has been the director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Essen University Hospital since 2001 and has been specializing in gynecology and gynecological oncology for over 20 years.
He is one of the leading German experts in intervention with the robotic surgical system Da Vinci. It contributes to the wealth of experience of more than 10,000 surgeries that performed their patients' clinical care on their own.

Lecture for Citizens: How to Participate

The next topic of the lecture for citizens of the University of Essen Medical Center, Duisburg-Essen University School of Medicine and the Foundation for University Medicine is "Cancer in Women – New Potentials of Gentle Therapy". After the expert talk prof. Dr. Rainer Kimmig, director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Essen University Hospital, participants can ask questions of other professionals, there is also an exchange with snacks.
The event will take place on December 10 from 5.30pm in the Deichmann auditorium of the Essen University Hospital (Virchowstra├če 163a).
Applying under and 0201-723-3630 (Mon-Fri 10 am-12pm). More information on the Internet at:
Register by December 9th. Free but limited places.