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September is Cancer Awareness Month at BestHealth®

Wednesday, Sept. 3
Live Webcast: Radiofrequency Ablation of a Kidney Tumor
Noon Wake Forest Baptist interventional radiologist Dr. Ronald Zagoria will perform a radiofrequency ablation to treat a patient’s kidney tumor. Join us to watch this live at BestHealth. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Thursday, Sept. 4
Breast Cancer Vaccine: A Clinical Trial
1 p.m. The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist is one of seven sites participating in a clinical trial to evaluate an anti-cancer vaccine’s effectiveness in reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Wake Forest Baptist oncology surgeon Dr. John Stewart discuses the benefits, risks and findings of the study. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Thursday, Sept. 4
Ask the Dietitian
6 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes for a group discussion on nutrition and cancer prevention. Bring your food-related questions for a fun, informative hour. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Saturday, Sept. 6
Head and Neck Cancer Screening
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist oncologists and otolaryngologists provide a free basic head and neck cancer screening. Learn your risk for these cancers and how you can lower it. Appointment required. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Monday, Sept. 8
Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients
3 p.m. Suzanne Danhauer, Ph.D., describes yoga and some of its benefits, particularly for people with cancer. Lynn Felder, registered yoga teacher, leads the group through an abbreviated gentle yoga class. Cancer patients/survivors, caregivers and others interested in this topic are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Choosing the Right Words
Noon When someone close to you is faced with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer, it is hard to know what to say. Learn how to increase your comfort and confidence level from Dr. Richard McQuellon of Wake Forest Baptist's Cancer Patient Support Program. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
Perplexed by Prostate Cancer?
2 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Joseph Pettus to learn the symptoms, diagnoses and treatments available to patients with prostate cancer. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
PSA Screening
5 to 7 p.m. Assess your risk of prostate cancer with a simple blood draw. Results mailed to your home in about one week. $25 fee. Appointment required. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Thursday, Sept. 11
So Much Soy, So Little Time
6 to 7:30 p.m. Soy is a healthy source of complete protein. Chef Nikki Miller-Ka presents recipes and samples of simple, tasty ways to add soy to your diet.

Friday, Sept. 12
Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn ways to enhance their appearance and feel better about themselves. Receive a cool make-up kit valued at more than $150 for participating. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Saturday, Sept. 13
The Healing Touch
1 p.m. Deborah Larrimore, R.N., of the Wake Forest Baptist Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, presents “Healing Touch,” an energy-based therapy that promotes health and healing. Learn how this innovative practice changes lives by supplementing traditional medical treatments. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Monday, Sept. 15
Sarcoma Made Simple
2 p.m. Sarcoma is used to describe cancers of connective or soft tissues, such as fat, muscle, bone, cartilage and blood vessels. Dr. Paul Savage, of Wake Forest Baptist Hematology and Oncology, presents an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnoses and treatments. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Whole Wheat Eats
5:30 to 7 p.m. Join Chef Ernest Knight for recipes and samples of healthy, tasty foods that may lower cancer risk. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Trials and Tribulations: Blueprint for a Cure
10:30 a.m. Clinical trials are important to the advancement of treatments and medications used to improve prognosis and patient care. Dr. Glenn Lesser, of Wake Forest Baptist Hematology and Oncology, presents an overview of cancer-related clinical trials, including recruitment and testing procedures. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Friday, Sept. 19
SilverSneakers®: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement
11 a.m. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for support. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Saturday, Sept. 20
Maintaining a Healthy Uterus
11:30 a.m. Women of all ages can suffer from endometriosis, a painful disease of the uterus that can increase the risk of ovarian and other cancers. Hear from Wake Forest Baptist gynecologist Dr. Leslie Kammire about the causes, symptoms and treatments available. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Monday, Sept. 22
Nutrition CAN Make a Difference
6:30 p.m. You’ve heard about all the things you shouldn’t eat, but have you heard about what you can eat to strengthen your body’s defenses against cancer and other chronic diseases? Learn the myths and realities when it comes to foods that fight cancer from Lyn Wooten, R.N., and Wake Forest Baptist GI Oncology Coordinator, and Wendy Watson, registered dietitian, and oncology dietitian. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Leukemia and Lymphoma Update
2:30 p.m. Leukemia and lymphoma are two often misunderstood types of cancer. Wake Forest Baptist oncologist Dr. Bayard Powell provides an overview, including symptoms, diagnoses and the latest treatments. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Women and Cancer: Childbearing Years and Beyond
6 p.m. Ovarian cancer and other malignancies of the female reproductive system can cause confusion and stress for patients and their families. Wake Forest Baptist gynecologic oncologist Dr. Brigitte Miller presents the related symptoms and treatments available to women throughout the stages of life. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Thursday, Sept. 25
Fighting Cancer with Your Fork
Noon It’s estimated that 30 to 40 percent of all cancers are directly related to the foods we eat, the exercise we get and how well we watch our weight. Julie Lanford, registered dietitian and Wellness Director at Cancer Services, Inc., explains how we can make a major impact on our cancer risk. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Friday, Sept. 26
Inspiration from Cancer Survivors
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. View the quirky, dark comedy, “Jonna’s Body, Please Hold,” chronicling a cancer patient’s journey through cancer, and listen as a panel of cancer survivors share their personal experiences with cancer. Box lunches provided. Video at 11 a.m. followed by the panel. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Saturday, Sept. 27
‘Fiber’-ful Foods
2 to 3:30 p.m. Eating healthy foods can strengthen your body against acute illnesses and chronic diseases such as cancer. Traci Latta presents recipes and samples of foods that are high in fiber. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Monday, Sept. 29
Lung Cancer Update
6 p.m. Medical advancements in the treatment of lung cancer have made prognosis and recovery more positive than ever before. Dr. Jim Urbanic, of Wake Forest Baptist radiation oncology, presents an overview of the symptoms, diagnoses and latest treatments available to patients who wish to regain a productive life. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Breast Cancer: Advances in Treatment
Noon Dr. Marissa Howard-McNatt, of the Wake Forest Baptist Breast Care Center, describes advances in treatment that are helping breast cancer patients live longer, healthier, more productive lives. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.


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Tuesday, Sept. 9
Coping with Arthritis
10 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist Hand Center therapist Andrea Couts discusses rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, as well as examples of ways to cope with arthritis. See examples of different adaptive equipment and splints and how they protect joints. Held at Fulton Family YMCA, 385 W. Hanes Mill Road.

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Comprehensive Cancer Center Tour
6 p.m. Join us for an interesting behind-the-scenes tour of the region’s only National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Free parking available. Space in the tour is limited and registration is required. Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Shopping with Your Blood Sugar in Mind
11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes to learn how to shop and balance your meals for better blood sugar control. Held at Whole Foods Market®, 41 Miller St., Winston-Salem. Space limited. Registration required.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
Staying Healthy: A Woman’s Perspective on Women’s Health
6 p.m. Learn from Dr. Oona O'Neill, of Wake Forest Baptist Obstetrics and Gynecology, what you can do to stay healthy and preserve your quality of life. Held at the Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.


All seminars and screenings are held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall unless otherwise noted and require preregistration unless otherwise indicated. To register for any of these seminars, please call Health On-Call® at 716-2255 or 1-800-446-2255. For a complete listing of seminars, visit the website at www.besthealth.com.

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