AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Do you know your body? Self-awareness can save your life.
The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is holding multiple events and educational seminars during October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wednesday, a cancer survivor was the featured doctor.
Dr. Alicia Vinyard is a board-certified general surgeon. Ten years ago she was a medical student who found a lump on her breast.
More than a dozen women got to hear her story of surviving and thriving post diagnoses. They also learned about new research out there that helps with breast cancer treatment and recovery.
The VA’s mammogram coordinator Kathryn Watkins said she wants people to know their bodies.
“Every dollar counts when it comes to our first responders and keeping them mentally available for you whenever you call 9-1-1 whenever you’re having your worst day," Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Nurse Kathryn Watkins.
The lineup for the events include:
October 9, 2019 Educational Seminar “Preventive Mastectomy: A Surgeon’s Thoughts”
1:00-1:30 p.m. - Dr. Alicia Vinyard, Board Certified General Surgeon,
3B-125 Uptown Fellowship Trained Breast Surgical Oncologist, Georgia Cancer Center
5C-150 Downtown (V-Tel) Bring Your Own Lunch
October 16, 2019 Educational Seminar “Non-Hormonal Treatment for Menopausal Breast Cancer Patients”
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Dr. Ronald Eaker, Board Certified OBGYN, Fellow of the American
3B-125 Uptown College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, listed in America’s Best
7A137 Downtown (V-Tel) Doctors for the past 10 years
Bring Your Own Lunch
October 23, 2019 Educational Seminar “Self-Breast Awareness”
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Georgia Cancer Center
5C150 Downtown Bra fitting by Dillard’s, drawing for free bra
October 25, 2019 Resource Fair
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Vendors with Educational material and information
Downtown Window Wall Refreshments, and Prizes
October 30, 2019 Resource Fair
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Survivor Testimony and Fashion Show, lunch tickets dispersed
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. - Resource Fair including hand and back massage
3B-111 Uptown Announcement of Pumpkin Decorating contest winner
For more information, call the VA Augusta Public Affairs Office at 706-733-0188 ext. 1742/7501.