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Your annual doctors- (or wellness-) visit may not be enough to prevent diseases like cancer. Daily health and lifestyle choices are the key to cancer prevention – but what are these choices? What is important? What is the impact of genes, sleep and obesity in the prevention of cancer? And is your family history important?

In “It’s Time you Knew’ – The Power of Your Choices to Prevent Women’s Cancer“, board certified gynecological oncologist Valena Wright, MD, at Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston, MA, simple and straightforward tools to help women listen to their own body – and in doing so take control of their own health. Dr Wright is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Lahey Health as well as the director of the AAGL Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship. She is dedicated to elevating the quality and safety of health care for women through excellence in clinical practice, education, research, innovation, and advocacy.


In this episode Peter Hofland, Ph.D. talks with board certified gynecological oncologist and surgeon Valene Wright, MD. In her book, Wright helps women – but also men – to make critical choices help prevent cancer.

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“I believe we become empowered by the positive choices we make when it comes to our health and well-being,” she noted.

“We must listen closely to our intuition, to the wisdom of our body and how it speaks to us. We must then have the courage to act on what we know to be true, she added.

In her book, Wright weaves together more than 25 years of experience as a gynecologic oncologist and surgeon, case histories, transformative insights, and the perspectives of women facing one of their greatest fears– a cancer diagnosis. By doing so, Wright hopes that anyone reading her book is motivated to take action, and become an “e-patient – and empowered, engaged, and educated patients about their own, most important asset– their  health.

Click on the link to order Dr. Valena Wright’s book: “It’s Time You Knew – The Power of Your Choices To Prevent Women’s Cancer.

Featured image Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash. Used with permission.


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