Free Breast Cancer Symposium Set for April 28by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Apr. 10, 2012, under Press Releases
“Together We ‘Can’ Support Your Journey”
Symposium on Breast Cancer Patients and Families Set for April 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2012
Contact: Kathy Espinoza, (520) 307-9277
TUCSON – Taking care of the patient and the caregiver is the focus of the first symposium for breast cancer patients and their supporters presented by the Laura B. Carrillo Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sessions on the latest treatments, nutrition, exercise, support for the family and caregiver are scheduled for the free symposium, “Together We ‘Can’ Support Your Journey,” on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kiewit Auditorium, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell.
Scheduled to give the keynote address is Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, a professor of medicine at the UA Cancer Center, who will talk about the status of the fight against breast cancer. Dr. Lopez is an accomplished physician and researcher who has earned numerous awards for academic and research pursuits, has been published in medical journals and written book chapters. She has been recognized nationally in the Telemedicine field and was chosen 2010 Woman of the Year by the Hispanic Professional Action Committee in Tucson.
The second planned session is “Taking Care of Yourself – The Importance of Exercise, Nutrition, Diet,” with UA nutritionist Trace E. Crane, MS, RD, and Jennifer W. Bea, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center.
The third session is “Family and Care Giver Support,” with Amy Blackburn, RN, BSN, MA, who will talk about support systems and what they need. Blackburn has authored a book of essays and photographs chronicling her experience with her friend, Cynthia, a physician who is a breast cancer survivor.
The day will be capped by a discussion, “Life After Breast Cancer: What can I expect? How will my life continue to change?” led by Gaye P. Rathburn, RN.
Representatives of social service agencies and other resource groups will be onsite.
The foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit named for Laura B. Carrillo, a Tucson native who lost her fight with breast cancer at the age of 36, in October 2004. Our goal is to be a resource for the patient in treatment (or pre-treatment), the survivor, and the family that lives with the daily reality of breast cancer.
To RSVP, please call Pat Smith (520) 388-4970, or www.laurabcarrillobreastcancerfoundation.com.
For further information or details, please contact the foundation’s Executive Director of Operations, Kathy Espinoza at (520) 307-9277.