Physicians Plan Candid Talk on Cancer

Who hasn't had someone they love touched by or lost to cancer? How can it be prevented? What are the odds you'll get it? Bring all your cancer-related questions to the NorthBay Cancer Center, where an oncologist and pulmonologist are ready to give straight answers during two Doc Talk Live sessions.

Set in an informal, Town Hall-type setting at the NorthBay Cancer Center, Doc Talk Live will feature Jessica Powers, M.D., oncologist/hematologist and Pooja de Sa, M.D., pulmonologist, answering questions on all kinds of cancers, including lung cancer on Nov. 7.

The Doc Talk Live event is at the NorthBay VacaValley Wellness Center conference rooms, 1020 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville. The evening starts off with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m., and an hour of questions and answers will follow from 6 to 7 p.m.

Reservations are requested at or call (707) 301-4062.

Additionally, NorthBay Healthcare is holding low-dose CT lung cancer screenings between Nov. 12 and Nov. 30 through Solano Diagnostic Imaging (SDI), at either of SDI's Vacaville or Fairfield locations. SDI will bill the patient's insurance company, and some assistance with co-pays may be available. Call the reservation line at (707) 624-8140 for a pre-screening.