Vme TV will broadcast “No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.),” an award-winning, one-hour documentary about music, medicine and the struggle for survival produced by Spark Media. The documentary will air on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10 p.m. E/P.
Stemming from the four words all cancer patients yearn to hear, the documentary tells the all-too-real story of six surgeons who turn into rock stars in an effort to create awareness of gynecologic cancers, a topic that remains largely unspoken .
“As a broadcast network, we are able to share resources with our viewers across the nation and shed light on significant topics that affect their daily lives,” said Doris Vogelmann, Vme TV’s vice president of programming. “’No Evidence of Disease’ spotlights a hard-to-discuss disease and focuses on emotional experiences, courage and inspiration in a completely out-of-the-ordinary way.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year, approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that Latinas have the highest rates of cervical cancer and are more likely to die from cervical cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. A key factor behind this disparity is a lack of screening. Research shows that six in 10 cervical cancers occur in women who have never received a Pap test or have not been
“The subject of below the belt cancers remains taboo, despite their increasing prevalence across the country. By broadcasting N.E.D. through Vme TV, we hope to break the wall of silence and truly make noise, to generate conversation among Latinas in the U.S., many of which have rarely or never had a Pap test and may not be aware of the symptoms they should be looking out for,” said Andrea Kalin, director of the documentary.
“No Evidence of Disease” will join the roster of programs on Vme TV’s “Chronicles of Our Time” block, an anthology of social and historical documentaries. This block of educational programming focuses on history and inspirational stories, emphasizing that by understanding the past, a better future can be built.