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Celebrate Survivorship: A gathering of those diagnosed with breast cancer - November 9, 2013 - Cleveland, Ohio
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Overview

Celebrate Survivorship!  - A gathering of Breast Cancer Survivors to be held Saturday, November 9th at the Cleveland Convention Center.  This event is being hosted by the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center in collaboration with Taussig Cancer Center and Plastic Surgery.   It is a free event to breast cancer survivors and a guest.  

The day will start with a continental breakfast, followed by a series of short medical talks by local and national speakers on a variety of different topics including nutrition, exercise, menopause, bone health, and survivorship.  Eileen Saffran, founder of The Gathering Place, will be honored for her dedication to cancer survivorship.  Lunch will be served.  After lunch attendees will hear the inspiring story of breast cancer survivorship from Regina Brett, local columnist and author of "Be the Miracle".  The day will end with a book signing. 

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women, comprising an estimated 18% of all diagnosed cancers. In 2012, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in United States women along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer mortality in US women. Approximately 39,520 US women were expected to die in 2012 from breast cancer.  Thus, initiatives designed to improve outcomes in these patients can have an impact on a significant patient population.

Mortality rates for breast cancer have been decreasing since 1990, especially in women under 50. Widespread use of screening and early detection, along with treatment advances in recent years, has been credited with these reductions.

Course Objectives

  1. Information on treatment effects and lifestyle issues
  2. Learn how to keep healthy with nutrition and exercise
  3. Motivational strategies for patients and families
  4. Discuss Menopausal Issues and Bone Health (post treatment)
  5. Inspirational experiences

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and a guest.

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