AdventHealth Hendersonville Lunch and Learn Series: How do you Starve Cancer

Just like other cells, cancer cells are affected by the food we put into our bodies. Approximately 30 to 40% of cancer cases doctors diagnose in patients could have been prevented by modest diet and lifestyle changes. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research in2017 alone, 675,512 cancer diagnoses could have been avoided!

On February 8, AdventHealth Hendersonville invites the community to learn about the effects of diet on cancer from Vel Matthews-Smith, MD, Medical Director of our Cancer Services program. Join her to discover how diet can help defeat cancer and learn the best ways to choose foods that can reduce your risk of disease. Dr. Vel is a Board-certified Medical Oncologist with an extensive career history in both direct patient care and cancer research. Her services are provided through a collaborative care relationship with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

AdventHealth Hendersonville Lunch and Learn:

Cancer Prevention: How Do You Starve Cancer?

Friday, February 8

Noon - 1 pm

Duke Room

AdventHealth Hendersonville

100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville

Space is limited; so, reserve your spot today.

Please register by calling Call855-774-LIFE (5433) or visit

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the Spine Center of Excellence Certification and the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning five consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).