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Hospital recognized for cancer efforts


By Times staff

  Piedmont Henry Hospital continues to make strides in the battle against cancer. The hospital now has the area’s largest enrollment session for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). With this growing number of participants in the study, they have helped make Atlanta the largest metro area for enrollment in the United States.

From l to r: Ryan Andrews, American Cancer Society; Charlie Scott, Piedmont Henry president and CEO; Jeff Cooper, Piedmont Henry vice president and COO and Vicky Ayers, Piedmont Henry community educator.            Special photo

  After 71 people signed up for the CPS-3 last month, the hospital was presented with a plaque from the American Cancer Society for its efforts. A total of 2,600 people became enrolled in the study from 39 sites around metro Atlanta.

  Vicky Ayers, a community educator for Piedmont Henry, is glad to see the hospital making progress with this study and gaining traction locally.

  “Prevention is key to beating most diseases, including cancer,” Ayers said. “We’re proud to have taken part in this initiative and hope the study’s findings will help us better understand what causes cancer and how we can keep it from affecting our loved ones in the future.”

  Who is able to participate? Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to commit long-term to the study are the target audience. Follow-up surveys will be done at home periodically. Those taking part can help the American Cancer Society attain a better understanding of cancer prevention. For more information about the CPS-3 study, visit

  Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Henry is also holding new cooking demonstrations to help out patients currently battling cancer. The first display titled “Easy. Flavorful. Meatless.” will be run by chef Lana Carr, teaching participants about plant-based recipes that are filling and quick to prepare. Eating plant food meals at least once a week is a healthy choice when combating cancer.

  The “Fast. Fresh. French Inspirations.” demonstration is being taught by chef Nancy Waldeck. She will show participants how to make French food without using the standard heavy sauces and excess butter.

  All Cancer Wellness classes at Piedmont Henry are free to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. A $1 million donation from Thomas F. Chapman, former Equifax Chairman and CEO, and his family allow the hospital to put on demonstrations like these.

  For more information about registration, call 678-604-1040. To find out more about Piedmont Henry and its cancer services, visit



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