Tyler, Texas (UT Health Northeast) — Survivors of cancer are invited to “Celebrate Life! The 2014 Cancer Conference on Survivorship” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Biomedical Research Center on the UT Health Northeast campus, at the intersection of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155 in Tyler.
Sessions offered at the free conference are:
Stress, Sexuality, and Survivorship
Chemo Brain Confusion?
- Exercise: A Game Changer for Cancer Survivors
Supportive Care – Making Life Easier
Happiness in a Storm: Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor
Panel Discussion: Genetic Testing – Who Needs It?
- Food Fight! The Importance of Nutrition in Fighting Cancer
Speakers include Wendy Harpham, MD, a doctor of internal medicine, best-selling author, long-term cancer survivor, and mother of three. Dr. Harpham promotes healthy survivorship as an author, lecturer, and patient advocate.
In addition, Edward Sauter, MD, Ph.D., a noted cancer surgeon and director of UT Health’s Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center, will talk about the latest nutrition research and what it means to cancer survivors. They will learn how some healthy foods can help fight cancer and help them feel more energetic.
Admission to the conference is free, but reservations are required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
To make a reservation, call (903) 877-7147.
For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org .