Learn how you can take the next steps on your way to better health and join us for one of our Power Up events. Vidant Health is sponsoring cancer screenings and education events across the East in October and November – all free. So join us at an event near you and Power Up for a healthier you.

Greenville

Vidant Cancer Care Power Up

Thursday, November 21, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower at Vidant Medical Center, 524 Moye Boulevard, Greenville

Join us to learn more about how to detect cancer early and prevent it in the first place. At this event you can participate in up to 6 different cancer screenings, talk with our physicians, enjoy light snacks and take home a free gift. Registration will be required and space is limited.  Registration will begin mid-October.

 

Washington

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, October 16 | Noon
Grub Brothers’ Eatery | 156 West Main Street, Washington

Join us for lunch and hear from our guest speakers, Dr. Daniel Richardson and local breast cancer survivor, Avery Parker.  Dr. Richardson will discuss signs and symptoms of breast cancer and how early detection can save lives.

Event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. 

Register for Lunch and Learn

 

Clinical Breast Exams

Exams will be performed in a medical setting by breast specialists trained to recognize abnormalities and warning signs.

Washington Clinical Breast Exams

Saturday, October 26 | 9:00 am – noon

Vidant Breast Clinic | 615 East 12th Street, Washington

The screenings are free, but registration is required.

Register for Clinical Breast Exam

Belhaven

Clinical Breast Exams

Tuesday, October 29 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Vidant Multispecialty Clinic–Belhaven | 598 West Old County Rd, Belhaven

The screenings are free, but registration is required.

Register for Clinical Breast Exam

WINDSOR

Dinner with a Doc

Monday, November 4 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Heritage House Restaurant | 1303 S. King Street, Windsor

Join us for dinner and hear from our featured speaker, Dr. Michael Hopkins, Medical Oncologist.  Dr. Hopkins will discuss signs and symptoms of breast cancer and how early detection can save lives.

Event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. 

Register for Dinner with a Doc

 

EDENTON

Vidant Chowan Hospital Health Fair

Free screenings, giveaways and health education

Thursday, November 21 | 1 pm – 4 pm

Edenton United Methodist Church

225 Virginia Road, Edenton

Adjacent to Vidant Chowan Hospital

Join us for valuable health screenings, meet representatives from local health agencies, watch cooking and CPR demos and enjoy snacks and giveaways. Free screenings will include bone density, blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and stroke assessments. Drawings for gas cards and a FitBit will be held.

For more information, contact Alexandria Diamond at 252-482-6242.

HERTFORD

Dinner with a Doc

Wednesday, November 6 | 5:30 pm
Albemarle Plantation | 371 Ablemarle Blvd, Hertford

Join us for dinner and hear from our featured speaker, Dr. Michael Hopkins, Medical Oncologist with the Vidant Chowan Hospital Outpatient Services Center. Dr. Hopkins will discuss signs and symptoms of breast cancer and how early detection can save lives.

Event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. 

Register for Dinner with a Doc

Tarboro

Women’s Health and Wellness Fair

Saturday, October 12 | 9 am – Noon
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital | 111 Hospital Drive, Tarboro

Take a break from your busy life, and make plans to join us to learn important ways to boost your health and well-being. Meet local health experts who will share tips to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Free clinical breast exams (registration required), cholesterol screenings, glucose screenings and blood pressure checks will be available, along with healthy snacks.

Register for Clinical Breast Exams

AHOSKIE

Breast Cancer Awareness Tea – A luncheon honoring breast cancer survivors.
Wednesday, October 30th | 11 am – 1 pm (floating)
Ahoskie United Methodist Church | 424 Church Street West, Ahoskie, NC 27910

Join us as we honor breast cancer survivors in recognition of breast cancer awareness.
Meet our cancer care team including Dr. Melva Pinn-Bingham, radiation oncology, and Linda Vaders, NP-C.  Dr. Chase Son, medical oncologist, will provide informal remarks. 

Open to women of all ages. You do not have to be a breast cancer survivor to attend.
Door prizes and Power Up Gifts will be provided.

Register for Luncheon or call toll free 855-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326)

BREAST CANCER SCREENING

Saturday, November 2 | 9 am - 12 noon
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Outpatient Services (hospital lobby)

The events are free but space is limited and registration is required.

Register for Breast Cancer Screening or call toll free 855-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326)

KENANSVILLE

Cancer Courage Celebration

Tuesday, October 22 | 4pm- 6pm
Vidant Duplin Hospital’s Main Lobby

Celebrating survivors of all cancers and those currently going through the battle.
Free cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and informational displays.
Refreshments and a free tote bag will be provided. 
The event is free. Registration is not required.

Nags Head

Power over Cancer - Creating an Action Plan to Prevent Breast and Other Cancers

Thursday, October 24 | 5:30 pm
Jennette’s Pier | Nags Head

Do you know that you possess superpowers and
that you can use them when you make lifestyle
decisions that support cancer prevention? It’s true!

Join Dr. Christina Bowen and Dr. Charles Shelton 
for dinner at Jennette’s Pier and discover how
to engage your superpower with evidence based
national guidelines that focus on cancer
prevention.

Dinner will be served.  Seating is limited.  Please register by calling 449-7300.
 

Recommended Cancer Screenings

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.
Prostate: When you turn 50, talk with your doctor about the need for PSA testing for prostate health.

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 PowerUp events are some of the ways 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.

pink power to-go

Can't attend a PowerUp event but still want to learn more about women's health, including breast cancer? We have a limited supply of "Pink Power To-Go" kits full of helpful information. First come, first served. All bags will need to be picked up at your closest Vidant Health hospital. Request your kit using the form below.