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Taking Control of Your Cancer Risk with WebMD’s John Whyte

In-Person and Online Program

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0282
In-person Ticket Holders: Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
Online Ticket Holders: Zoom
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John Whyte (Photo: Moshe Zusman)

Please Note: Registration for in-person tickets will end at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 14.

Registration Advisory: This program has multiple ticket options depending on your choice to attend in person at the S. Dillon Ripley Center or as an online program using Zoom. Before you register, please refer to our in-person vs. online program procedural documentation to learn about our current terms and conditions.

Each year, over a million people in the United States alone hear the words no one ever wants to hear: “You have cancer.” But what if there was a way for fewer people to hear them?

One of the biggest myths regarding cancer is that it’s mostly genetic—meaning that you have no control over whether you get it. Despite what many people think, most cancer is not caused by genetics, but rather lifestyle. 

Physician John Whyte, chief medical officer of WebMD, provides ways to put that premise into action. He offers guidelines to assess your personal risk for cancer; explores what you should and shouldn't eat; what types of exercise you need to do; and ways to manage stress and poor sleep that can reduce your cancer risk and help you on a journey to better health.

In-person attendees receive a complimentary copy of Whyte’s book Take Control of Your Cancer Risk (Harper Horizon, 2021).

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