The latest Ask The Experts presentation by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System (SVMHS) offers the community information every woman needs to know
about breast and cervical cancers. The free Women’s Health event
takes place Wednesday, October 16th. It’s an engaging presentation providing valuable insights into
two significant threats to women’s health.
“Screenings can save lives,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO
of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “They can lead to
the early detection of many cancers. We encourage women attending this
event to bring their mothers, daughters, friends, neighbors and spouses.”
Board certified physicians Amy Lantis Stemerman, MD, Hong Zhao, MD and
Joanna Oppenheim, MD are the featured speakers at the Woman’s Health
forum. Radiologist Dr. Lantis Stemerman, Medical Director of the Nancy
Ausonio Mammography Center, will focus on the importance of yearly mammograms
and 3D mammography, while oncologist Dr. Zhao will focus on breast cancer
and related treatment plans. Joanna Oppenheim, MD family medicine physician
at Primecare Salinas will focus on cervical cancer, screenings and the
importance of the HP vaccine, which helps protect against various strains
of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
“Cervical cancer is the only cancer you can vaccinate against and
screen for today,” says Joanna Oppenheim, MD. “No one should
ever die from it. Unfortunately, we’re losing women in our community
to it every year. We have the tools to stop this cancer.”
The free event takes place Wednesday, October 16 at the Ryan Ranch Center
for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging located at 5 Lower Ragsdale in Monterey.
Doors open at 5pm. Seating is limited. RSVP is required. To register visit
svmh.com/asktheexperts or call 831-759-1890. There will be healthy appetizers
and a health information fair prior to the program.