Ladies’s Well being Week with USA Well being Mitchell Most cancers Institute | Dwelling wholesome

Dr. Jennifer Pierce of the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute joined Chelsey at Studio10 to speak about the importance of Women’s Health Week and cervical cancer awareness.

The following information was provided by the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute:

Women’s Health Week runs from May 9th to May 13th. Dr. Jennifer Pierce, MD, is a gynecological oncologist at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute and has conducted significant lobbying and research into cervical cancer prevention. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, with 99 percent of cases related to human papillomavirus (HPV), for which there is a widely used vaccine.

Dr. Pierce has studied vaccine uptake in Alabama, where intake levels are significantly low, especially when compared to our high rates of HPV-related cancers.

“We want to make sure women know that 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, at least 50% of which are preventable. Many types of cancer can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes and taking a few simple steps like HPV vaccination, cervical and breast cancer screening, and colon cancer screening. All of this actually prevents cancer from forming. “

As the only academic cancer research center in the region, the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute serves as the center for advanced services in the treatment of cancer with radiation, surgical and medical oncology. USA Health oncologists are experienced in giving patients every opportunity to fight, overcome, and survive post-cancer diagnoses. Her team of surgical oncologists perform procedures at USA Health University Hospital and USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Their mission is to discover, develop, and deliver innovative solutions to improve cancer outcomes. Every breakthrough they make is based on the advancement of knowledge through science.

The Mitchell Cancer Institute is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To learn more or to make an appointment, please visit

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