Glens Falls Hospital

100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518.926.1000

Educational Programs

Glens Falls Hospital provides a number of cancer education programs for adults, as well as programs for area school districts as follows:

Adult Education Programs

School-Based Education Program

"Woman to Women" Breast and Cervical Cancer Education

For: Women age 16 and over

Program Goal: The program's goal is to increase participant's knowledge of breast and cervical cancer screening and thus increase utilization of breast and cervical cancer screening measures by women.

Program Description: This education program includes information on: mortality and morbidity of breast cancer; benefits of early detection; review and identification of risk factors; breast self exam education; American Cancer Society Guidelines for breast health and cervical screenings.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Program

For: Women age 16 and over.

Program Goal: The program's goal is to increase the participant's knowledge of ovarian cancer symptoms and actions that they should take.

Program Description: This education program includes information on: mortality and morbidity of ovarian cancer; review and identification of risk factors; ovarian cancer symptoms and actions that can be taken to diagnose and/or rule out ovarian cancer.

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Skin Cancer Awareness Program

For: All adults

Program Goal: To increase public awareness of the dangers of over exposure to the sun and methods of prevention to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Program Description: This program provides information on: incidence and causes of skin cancer; risk factors; types of skin cancer; skin cancer prevention for adults and children; and self-examinations.

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Cancer Risk Reduction Lectures

A Healthy Living Series on cancer facts, screening recommendations, risk reduction and prevention which are provided community-wide by request.

Please call 926-6640 for more information.

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Skin Cancer Awareness/Sun Safety Program

Goal of Program: The goal of this program is to decrease skin cancer in adulthood by providing intervention in early childhood. The program is adapted for varying age groups as follows:

Grades Pre-K-3

  • This 15-minute program provides information on protective sun measures and incorporates the use of a mannequin for instruction on appropriate attire.

Grades 4-5

  • This 20-minute program uses role playing exercises to provide information on sun safety measures, and includes a brief discussion of ozone layer depletion.

Junior & Senior High

  • This 45-minute program provides information on the incidence of skin cancer, risk factors, types of skin cancer, prevention and sun safety measures.

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