Sister Spokesman champions cancer prevention, survival [photos]

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On a chilly, rainy Saturday afternoon, women of all ages gathered at Lifesource in Mpls. to bask in the warmth of sisterhood. An expert panel of Black women physicians held court at “Sisterhood of Survival: Cancer Awareness” to discuss cancer awareness, prevention, and survival.

“Prevention is the best cure,” said Dr. Alyse Hamilton, founder and medical director of Advanced Health and Vitality Center, summing up the biggest takeaway of the discussion. Maintaining a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, lowering stress, exercising, and being an informed and assertive advocate for your own medical needs, were just a few of the preventative measures cited. 

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Steve Floyd/MSR News Dr. Sharon Dykes, Dr. Alyse Hamilton, Dr. Barbara Toppin and Tracey Williams-Dillard

Rounding out the panel were Dr. Barbara Toppin, a board-certified OB/GYN, and Dr. Sharon Dykes, who specializes in General Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery. Together, the three doctors led an informative and engaging discussion that produced more audience questions than time allowed. 

See the Facebook live video below for the entire discussion:

Next up: Don’t miss “Small Business Showcase & Shopping Extravaganza” on Nov. 2 at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Conference Center, 1256 Penn Ave. N., Ste. 5100 in Mpls.