Living with cancer blog

Living with cancer patient and family conference coming

By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. December 8, 2012

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Arizona will host a patient and family conference next month at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix.

"Living With and Overcoming My Cancer" is designed to meet the needs of patients diagnosed with cancer and their family members. An international group of experts will address cancer-specific information on the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Leukemia
  • Myeloproliferative Disease (MPD)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Lymphoma
  • Amyloid
  • Myeloma
  • Melanoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer

The conference, Jan. 19-20, is a great opportunity to meet and talk with experts in the field of cancer care as well as others living with cancer. Additional topics include:

  • Dealing with fatigue
  • Financial and legal concerns
  • Survivorship
  • Nutrition updates
  • Intimacy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • End of life decisions
  • Future directions of cancer care

Join us for two days of learning, sharing and connecting with others. To register, call 480-342-3490. The deadline is Dec. 12. The event is free.

If you're unable to attend, the main conference sessions will be available by video on our website shortly after the event. Look for updates on the blog in early February.


Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

Dec. 08, 2012