On Saturday, April 18th the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Oncology and Community Outreach Programs (with support from the Michigan affiliate of Susan G. Komen, U-M School of Public Health, and QVC presents FFANY Shoes on Sales) will give you the opportunity to learn more breast health, the latest advances in breast cancer and learn about the resources available in the community. The Breast Cancer Summit is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I have attended the event in the past and was amazed by the uplifting spirit of everyone there. Breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors have made up the majority of those who attended. However, there also were healthy, non-cancer patients at the summit who wanted to learn more about general breast health and what type of screening is recommended.
It is really interesting to observe the “Mock Tumor Board” discuss various breast cancer cases and how physicians work together to give patients the best treatment for their specific scenario. This is offered so the public can see how the U-M Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team reviews new patient cases. Although I have been an oncology nurse for 28 years, I am still fascinated at how complex breast cancer is and the many factors that are taken into account when formulating a treatment plan.
The afternoon offers specialized presentations and the opportunity to speak with breast oncologists, nurses and community programs to answer questions for those who have been affected by cancer.
The hosts of the summit, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Oncology and Community Outreach Programs, also offer food, door prizes and take home resources.
The summit is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online or call 734-998-7071.
Save the date
- The Breast Cancer Summit 2015
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
- 10 am – 3 pm
- Location: University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (Note: Free parking is available).
Still have questions? Call the nurses at the University of Michigan Cancer AnswerLine™. They can help patients or their loved ones find a clinical trial or provide insights into the newest and latest cancer treatments. Feel free to call at 1-800-865-1125 or send an e-mail.
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