Vidant Edgecombe Hospital invites the community to attend a special presentation by Dr. Thomas L. Walker – local author, pastor and prostate cancer survivor.
“Brother to Brother – An Evening with Dr. Thomas L. Walker” will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Edgecombe County Community College (Fleming Building – Cummings Conference Room No. 152). The free event will begin with an introductory address by Dr. Caroline Ryan – urologist and prostate cancer expert.
Walker was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996 at the age of 47. Overwhelmed by the discovery, he embarked upon intensive research which led him to some shocking findings. As a Baptist pastor, his experience truly helped him come to grips with the scripture found in Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Today, Walker is cured of prostate cancer without having to experience surgery. He has written a book about his journey through prostate cancer called “Brother to Brother: You Don’t Have to Die with Prostate Cancer.”
“September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and we would like to bring more attention to prostate cancer issues in our community,” said Scott Phillips, patient navigator at Vidant Oncology in Tarboro. “Anyone concerned about prostate cancer or at risk of getting it should not miss this presentation. Both men and women are invited to the event, and you don’t have to be a prostate cancer survivor to attend.”
For more information and to register, call Scott Phillips at 252-641-8313.