October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our women's health experts are reaching out through the media to keep breast cancer, other women's cancers and all women's health issues in the spotlight.
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Ashley Tuttle, medical director of Breast Imaging at Carilion Clinic, spoke with WFXR about self-exams and early detection.
“Early detection is so important because it allows us to catch cancers," she said. "When they are smaller, then that gives us the most options for treating cancer. When cancers are bigger, then the patient will have to have an operation mastectomy or chemotherapy.”
Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Carilion Clinic's Reproductive Medicine and Fertility section chief Emily Evans-Hoeker, M.D., spoke with WSLS about ending the stigma that surrounds miscarriage and infant loss. See the video here.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Event
Carilion Clinic OB/GYN Jaclyn Nunziato, M.D., spoke with WFIR radio about a virtual summit planned for this Saturday, Oct. 17, by local nonprofit Huddle Up Moms. The half-day event includes sessions on early intervention, fitness, women's health and more with the goal of educating, celebrating and supporting women. The interview is here, and information about the event can be found here.
National Aging in Place Week
Supporting aging parents is challenging in any situation. For those whose loved ones wish to age in place, our community education coordinator Ashley Hash spoke with the Roanoke Times about community resources and support available through the New River Valley Agency on Aging.
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