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On Saturday, March 14, the tireless energizer bunnies of our Arizona Chapter hosted the 2nd Annual Survivorship Symposium – Life Before, During and After Colorectal Cancer.  Exactly 100 folks attended with 10 participants who came from areas outside Phoenix, even one who flew in from Hawaii for the second year in a row! Of the 100 attendees, the chapter hosted 31 survivors. And the feedback from these attendees was top-notch. 

“This symposium changed my life last year,” said one survivor. “It gave me the tools I needed to discuss my treatment back home with my doctors. I wasn’t going to miss this year’s symposium.” Using feedback from last year’s attendees, this FREE annual event featured experts discussing the latest advances in colorectal cancer treatment and patient support topics. Check out the Arizona Chapter’s website to view the fabulously informative presentations.

·         Colon Cancer: The Emotional Impact of Diagnosis and Treatment   Dr. Robert Bright, Vice Chair of Education, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

·         Cancer Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes   Barbara Kavanagh, Arizona Myeloma Network 

·         Colorectal Cancer 2015: An Overview   Dr. Peter Lance, Deputy Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

·         Survivorship and Patient Care Plans   Dr. Kerry Tobias, Medical Director, Supportive Care and Survivorship, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

·         Nutrition with Colorectal Cancer  Terri Taylor, Oncological Nutritionist, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare

Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help.

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