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Lifelong Learning explores major health problem

Learn about one of our greatest health risks at the next Lifelong Learning Lecture at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, when local resident Richard Shildt, MD FACP, will present “Cancer-In Layman’s Terms.”

Shildt’s talk will cover the origins and causes of cancer, how cancer grows and spreads, its treatments, and the future for a cure. He will provide time to answer your questions about this intimidating disease.

Shildt is a medical oncologist who has been treating cancer patients for 35 years. He served as the assistant chief of medical oncology at Brook Army Medical Center for four years and was in private practice in Tulsa, Okla., for 22 years. He currently serves as a consultant for Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Then, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, get set for some musical storytelling when Arthur Post, music director for the San Juan Symphony, presents “Once Upon a Time.”

The Lifelong Learning Lecture series offers a wide variety of topics to help keep your mind agile and your life interesting.

Each presentation is free and open to the public. Lectures take place at the Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street.