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2012 Survivorship Education Series: I Survived Cancer, Now What?!
Cancer survivorship can be challenging, especially if you are unaware of the many recent improvements that have been made in cancer survivorship support. The experts of the Magee-Womens Cancer LiveWell Survivorship Program of UPMC Cancer Centers offer survivorship workshops to provide you and your loved ones with the latest information on breast cancer.
During the workshops, experts present on a variety of topics related to breast cancer survivorship, such as treatment options for persistent symptoms, physical activity, nutrition, and coping methods, followed by a question and answer session. Participants have the opportunity to learn from cancer survivorship experts, as well as from other participants’ experiences and exchange of information. Attendees may also opt to have a one on one visit with one or all of our survivorship experts, including medical oncology, nutritional services, physical therapy, and psychology. Attendees are encouraged to list their questions and bring them to the session.
The Breast Cancer Survivorship Workshop is for anyone seeking up-to-date information about breast cancer survivorship — whether newly diagnosed or long-time survivors, their family and friends, and women and their family members who are concerned about the disease. The goal of the program is to help you to understand the illness, its treatments, and what to expect from the health care system that provides your care.
Good cancer care is a team effort and you, the patient, are the most important member of the team. The Breast Cancer Survivorship Workshop supports Magee’s commitment to empower you through education and information — to make informed health care decisions for you and your loved ones. To make good decisions you need accurate information. This program gives you the opportunity to learn about breast cancer from health care professionals and the experiences of others.