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With a national focus on early detection and supporting women through diagnosis, there has been little support for the nearly 2.5 million women in the U.S. today who call themselves breast cancer survivors.
The battle against breast cancer is rife with obstacles, and the fight doesn't end after initial treatment. Breast cancer survivors are at the greatest risk of their cancer returning, called recurrence, within the first five years after completing treatment. The Many Faces of Breast Cancer seeks to educate women about their risks and provide information and support for the growing community of breast cancer survivors.
An engaging panel of Arizona Cancer Center breast cancer physicians and researchers will address a range of survivorship issues, focused on the latest information about diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, including the latest research regarding diet, nutrition, exercise, and recurrence.
The morning program with panel and extensive Question and Answer period will be held in Duval Auditorium at University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. (registration begins 8:30 a.m.) Pre-registration is required: call 1-800-977-4089 or e-mail ManyFacesTucson@zenogroupevents.com
Admission, refreshments and parking are free. Parking is available in the patient parking garage southwest of the hospital. Continental breakfast will be provided.
The Many Faces of Breast Cancer is a national program educating and focused on breast cancer survivors, hosted and presented by the Arizona Cancer Center and AstraZeneca, in partnership with the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Southern Arizona.