Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Educating patients on sarcoma

Thursday, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will hold an educational event for sarcoma patients. A number of doctors do this across the country; let's encourage others to follow suit. It's a great way to recognize Sarcoma Awareness Month.

Some events offer support and a good time for patients who want to meet others with the same rare cancer. Others feature sophisticated, up-to-the-minute information, such as the "Ask the Experts: Advances in Sarcoma Treatment and Research" conference May 1 in New York City, presented by the Sarcoma Foundation of America, our sister organization.

As I did in New York, I'll staff a Sarcoma Alliance table at Moffitt's "What Is a Sarcoma? A Team Approach to Care." Other tables will have information on nutrition, physical therapy and social work. Exhibits will open at 4:30 p.m., with presentations by physicians starting at 5.
-- Suzie Siegel

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