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Living Beyond Cancer

Mar 5, 2020

In this episode Dr. Valerie Galvan Turner, Director of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Research at the WVU Cancer Institute, discusses the short and long term effects of cervical cancer. Topics include the role of early detection, the benefit of support groups, why some patients do not have surgery after radiation, the importance of well check visits for cancer survivors, and the prevalence of cervical cancer in Appalachia. Throughout the podcast she shares resources and links to helpful organizations such as the WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program.

This podcast is for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers. The Living Beyond Cancer podcast series is produced by Cancer Prevention and Control at the WVU Cancer Institute in collaboration with Mountains of Hope, the state's cancer coalition, and the WV Bureau for Public Health. Reach out to us at with questions or comments or join our Facebook support group at