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Published on October 18, 2013

Screenings, foods, and fitness to fight cancer


Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

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MONTEREY, Calif. — What cancer screenings should you have and when? Are there cancer-fighting foods? Is exercise important?

An expert panel will answer those questions and others during the free Cancer Workshop: Risks. Prevention. Coping. from 6-7 p.m. Monday, October 28 at Peninsula Wellness Center in Marina. Speakers are Joy Smith, RN, oncology educator at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula; Jan Dunn, coordinator of the hospital’s Carol Hatton Breast Care Center; Sarah Balbi, clinical integration coordinator at the wellness center; and Jiana Escobar and Jackie Gash of the American Cancer Society.

Participants will receive a free one-day guest pass for the wellness center, for use by November 8. Registration is required by calling 883-5656 by Thursday, October 24. Space is limited.





CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 207 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the MontereyPeninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the CentralCoast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula at


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