Utah Cancer Survivorship Day Event

Lynette Hansen, Quality of Life committee member and a cancer survivor tells about an upcoming Conference for Cancer Survivors.

Cancer survivors of all ages need help facing the physical, emotional and financial challenges that come with the disease. On Saturday October 10, 2009 from 9:30 to 1 pm a half day survivors conference will be held. Conference attendees will receive information about healing and ways to feel good again. They will also have a chance to share their experiences with fellow survivors. There has been a gradual change as treatment has improved, a lot more survivors than before (people not surviving 1-2 years, more like 15-20 years. People living longer, experiencing long term effects of chemo, etc.) There are better treatments and better survival rates. There are currently 10,000,000 cancer survivors in the U.S. (http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/full/23/24/5458)

Conference is FREE. Please register at www.ucan.cc/regsummit

What: Half-day conference and community event is to help cancer survivors and their families. This is the third year the conference has taken place in Utah.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: University Marriott (480 Wakara Way in SLC)

Who: Keynote speakers:

Sharon Bray, author of ‘When Words Heal: Writing Through Cancer’, and ‘A Healing Journey: Writing Together Through Breast Cancer.’

Gregory Miller, MD, ‘Surviving the Leftovers: Ways to Feel Good Again’.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with other cancer survivors and patients about the struggles and triumphs of life with and after cancer. All major cancers have their own discussion group with a facilitator. A photo gallery of cancer survivors will be on display at the conference.

For more information go to www.ucan.cc/regsummit.

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