The Functional Gynecologist

Episode #75: Understanding Cancer Prevention For Women, with Dr. Valena Wright

June 08, 2021 Dr. Tabatha Season 2 Episode 75
The Functional Gynecologist
Episode #75: Understanding Cancer Prevention For Women, with Dr. Valena Wright
Show Notes

Your annual doctor visit isn’t enough to prevent disease and cancer. You have the power to protect your health with the right conversations.

Daily health and lifestyle choices are the key to cancer prevention and early detection. But what choices?

In this episode, Dr. Tabatha has an important discussion with Dr. Valena Wright about what women really need to know to prevent female cancers. 

In It’s Time You Knew, board certified women’s cancer surgeon, Valena Wright, MD, offers simple and straightforward tools to help you listen to your body and take control of your health. Achieve your best health and prevent cancer with lifestyle habits you can easily adopt right now.

You’ll learn:

  • True stories of women who experienced symptoms, diagnosis, and the path they took to cancer recovery.
  • The types of testing that your doctor may not have considered but could save your life.
  • Healthy habits to adopt to improve your health and decrease your cancer risk, including the role of weight, diet, sleep, and exercise play.


Valena Wright, MD is a women’s wellness expert and board certified gynecologic oncologist at Beth Israel Lahey Health and Hospital in Boston, MA with over 25 years of experience. She is a member of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and The American College of Surgeons, and was previously President of the New England Association of Gynecologic Oncology. Valena completed her medical training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as postgraduate training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliated Harvard teaching hospital. She has been recognized numerous times by Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors List, Boston Magazine, North Shore Magazine, and as an Exceptional Women in Medicine. She teaches as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Boston University School of Medicine. When her sister, Debbie, passed away from Stage IC ovarian cancer, it strengthened Valena’s medical philosophies to encourage proactive cancer prevention in women to hopefully avoid a cancer diagnosis altogether. A dual US and Canadian citizen, Valena is an empty nester and mother of three who lives in Charlestown, MA. 

Her Website:  https://valenawrightmd.com/
Her Book: It's Time You Knew

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