Pink Power is back, and we're once again celebrating the women of eastern North Carolina by helping them take charge of their health. Join Vidant Health and our physician partners and learn how early detection, regular screenings and advanced treatment can give you power over breast cancer. This year, we're expanding our focus to include other cancers that are of special interest to women, especially colorectal cancer.

Don't miss this year's Pink Power Tour. Come enjoy a healthy meal and take home a Pink Power kit. And don't forget to wear your pink!

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER -
brenda elsagher

Brenda Elsagher is a cancer survivor who understands the fear of dealing with a serious disease and the stress of feeling pulled in too many directions while striving for balance between the demands of home and a career. She’s a dynamic keynote speaker, award-winning author and 20-year veteran of the comedy circuit who can teach us all how to lighten up while juggling life. As a former business owner who battled cancer and launched a new career at age 39, she has learned just how important laughter and joy can be to finding hope and living life to the fullest.

Whether the issue is a serious illness, weight, money, stress or aging, Brenda's genuine, uplifting message reminds us that each day has only 24 hours and what we do with each hour can change our life. Come hear her message and learn how you can be bold, move forward, have fun and find joy in your journey. You can learn more about Brenda by visiting her Living and Laughing website.

Check out Brenda's special video invitation to our Pink Power tour!

Register today to attend a Pink Power event near you. The events are free but space is limited, so secure your spot now by registering online or calling toll free 855-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326).

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Luncheon - October 15th 
The Outer Banks Hospital Dinner - October 15th
Vidant Beaufort Hospital Luncheon - October 16th
Vidant Medical Center Dinner - October 16th
Vidant Duplin Hospital Dinner - October 17th
Vidant Bertie Hospital Luncheon - October 18th
Vidant Chowan Hospital Dinner - October 18th
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Luncheon - October 19th

 

recommended cancer screenings for women

Get involved with your health. Visit your doctor each year for a wellness check and talk about basic screenings including blood pressure, diabetes, height, weight and BMI. You should also discuss the following cancer screenings:

Yearly
Breast cancer: Know how your breasts normally look and feel. Let your doctor know about any changes.
Skin cancer: Keep watch on any moles and talk about changes with your doctor.

Age 19-39
Cervical cancer: Starting at age 21, you may need regular pap smears. At age 30, continue regular pap smears and talk about HPV testing with your doctor.

Age 40-64
Breast cancer: Begin talking about options for regular mammograms starting at age 40.
Cervical cancer: Continue regular pap smears as recommended by your doctor.
Colorectal cancer: Starting at age 50, talk with your doctor about different screening options.
Lung cancer: If you are a current or former smoker and at least 55 years old, there are lung cancer screenings available for you.

Age 65+
Continue all health screenings as recommended by your doctor.

CANCER SERVICES AT VIDANT

No matter where you are on your journey – being proactive to prevent cancer, newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, caring for a loved one with cancer, or proudly standing as a survivor – Vidant Health is with you all the way.

The Pink Power Tour is just one way we spread the word about early detection, regular screenings and advanced treatment options. Online risk assessments for breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer can help give you the power of early when it comes to detecting and treating cancer. Our website offers a wide variety of valuable educational materials about cancer and how we treat it. There's a whole section devoted to breast cancer, including the benefits of 3D mammography and our multidisciplinary team approach to care.

No matter where you live in eastern North Carolina, you have access to the knowledge and expertise of providers who have dedicated their lives to treating cancer. Vidant Cancer Care spans across eight hospitals, five radiation oncology sites, three joint ventures and numerous outpatient clinics. The center of these resources is the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower on the Vidant Medical Center campus in Greenville. The 418,000 square foot facility is home to both inpatient and outpatient cancer services under one roof, making treatment for patients much more convenient. Advanced teleconferencing capabilities allow doctors across the region to collaborate on individual cases and develop the best treatment plan for patients, even if they never have to travel here for care.