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On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program will host a public event with a focus on pancreatic and islet cell cancers.
It will be from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Rochester, Minn., in Phillips Hall of the Siebens Building on the downtown campus. It's for patients, families and anyone interested in hearing the latest updates on the diagnosis, treatment and care of pancreatic cancer.
The event will highlight:
Mayo Clinic experts will provide updates on emerging therapies for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from pancreatic cancer survivors and caregivers with their messages of hope and inspiration.
It will also feature a research poster exhibit where you can interact with cancer researchers as they explain the latest findings in research.
The cost of the program is $15 per person or $25 for a party of two (for registration up to Oct. 26). For more information and to register, call 507-538-6001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for the event is provided by the Mayo Clinic Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Innovation in Cancer Education Fund.
Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.
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This comment is in response to Yathish. It is common for people to stop eating or eat very little at times. It is our nature to want to feed and nurture, however, some times it is OK to provide liquids only and let them tell us when they feel like eating again. Spend time together and provide other comforting measures, such as a hand massage or back massage to help her through this time.
My mother is suffering from pancreatic cancer 4 th stage,she is now omitting and she has lost allmost 10 kg weight,she is passed NOT motion for 7 days,can anybody can share what food she should take at this stage
Is there more info on this program..notes..a summary..a place to look?
This comment is to address Nancy's question...the conference will cover all types of pancreatic cancers, including neuroendocrine (islet cell) cancer. We would love it if you can join us for the day.
I really enjoy your blog. It is very helpful. Do you know which cancers of the pancreas the conference will be addressing? I was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuro Endicrine cancer of the pancreas 2 1/2 years ago. Thank you!!
Wish to attend but I live in Egypt , any one would help to give me the data . Thanks for your understanding
Is HIFU and injection of 100% for Pancreatic Cancer the upcoming non-invasive way to treat the cancer? They are doing this in China with good results.. but I have not seen any statistic for this.
Hope you will follow up with a good article in your newsletter. Live in Florida and I don't Twitter.
I am wondering if Obamacare has caused the rationing of several health aspects--including cancer. My Oncologist put me on Afinitor after 28 radiation treatments, 2 cycles of Adriamyacin and Streptozocin and 12 cycles of Sutent.
Yesterday, Novartis said "we have to transfer you to medicare, who said although you qualify--we don't have a foundation to pick up our cost."
To me this is like saying "you can die rather
than try to fight the islet cell cancer for as long as possible.
For those interested in following the pancreatic conference and are not able to attend, I will be live Tweeting with the #livingwithcancer hashtag, @Sherylness1 on Twitter. I will also summarize the conference in a subsequent blog discussion after the event. I will keep you as informed as possible from afar. I realize how difficult it is to want to attend and be far away.
Wish I could be there but live in Canada
That is a fat lot of good when one lives in Australia.
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