Haywood Regional Medical Center hosts free dinner seminar on breast health, Oct. 18

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center:

Dr. Allison Johnson, General Surgeon with Haywood Regional Medical Center, will be presenting the Talk with a Doc dinner seminar “Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 PM at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center (located adjacent to the hospital). Dr. Johnson will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, she will circulate and allow guests to ask questions. RSVP is required, and seats are limited.

According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. It is important to know your risks for breast cancer. Those risks may include family history, genetics, personal history of breast cancer, previous radiation, race/ethnicity, being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise and more. Dr. Johnson comments, “Breast health starts early! I encourage you to invite all the women in your life to come to the seminar, no matter the age.”

The Haywood Breast Center’s program is designed to provide each patient with comprehensive and compassionate care.  Beyond having state-of-the-art technology for early detection and the most current treatments available for breast cancer, each patient is viewed as an individual.

“The Haywood Breast Center program has grown tremendously over the past few years. We now offer many personalized services to our cancer patients including a multi-disciplinary team approach with a case-by-case review,” says Dr. Johnson.

Dr. Johnson has been practicing as a surgeon with Haywood Surgical Associates since 2013. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed residency in General Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She also completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

To RSVP for this dinner, please call 800.424.DOCS (3627). Watch for additional “Talk with a Doc” seminars this year. Seminars typically occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the seminar starts shortly after. The program features a variety of healthcare providers speaking on health topics of interest to you.

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