Published: 09/25/2013

Talk with the Doc: Dr. Turner Presents Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, many of those due in large part to early detection.
 
A Talk with the Doc Lecture focused on early detection of breast cancer will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of Evangelical’s Dining Room. A complimentary meal will be held at 5:30 pm with the lecture immediately following at 6:30 pm.
 
Presented by John F. Turner, MD, FACS, a board certified and dedicated breast surgeon, the talk will center on current recommendations for breast screening frequency, how modern screening addresses breast density, and changes in surgery related to lymph nodes.
 
Dr. Turner was instrumental in the development of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health and is now the Medical Director of the Center. He is a surgeon with Evangelical Surgical Specialists, P.C., specializing in breast surgery. He is an active advocate for women’s health and supports partnerships with the American Cancer Society for programs that help spread the important message of mammography to all women.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling (570) 768-3200.
 
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 130 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.