Keeping Cancer at Bay: What Researchers Are Learning About Recurrence
After you finish chemotherapy and other full-body treatments, what happens next? This can be a stressful time, when many people worry about the possibility of recurrence, or a return of breast cancer.
During this program, our panelists will share what we know about why breast cancer recurs, which tests doctors use to monitor you for recurrence and what you can do if you are at a high risk for recurrence – including exploring clinical trials and changes you can make in your everyday life to support your good health.
Hear from our expert, Dr. DeMichele of the Abramson Cancer Center, who is designing clinical trials on recurrence, as well as people with early-stage breast cancer who have taken part in research studies. This program is the first in a series on recurrence; the second program will be offered as a webinar in December on managing fears of recurrence.
Angela M. DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program
Abramson Cancer Center
Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. DeMichele is a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the co-director of the breast cancer program at the Abramson Cancer Center. She is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board and frequently speaks for us and reviews our publications. Read more.
Sue Ellen Masty
Sue Ellen Masty is a retired secondary social studies teacher and was diagnosed with stage I infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast in late October 2014. The tumor was discovered as a result of her yearly mammogram and was undetectable with self-examination. She had a lumpectomy, Oncotype DX testing, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and is currently taking aromatase inhibitors. Read more.
Joan Mancuso has been living with metastatic breast cancer since 2007. She was originally diagnosed with stage II disease in 2003. As a volunteer at Living Beyond Breast Cancer she has represented LBBC at a survivors’ day event and at a breast cancer screening awareness forum. She was also a member of an LBBC panel about reaching out through social media to those living with metastatic breast cancer. Read more.
Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP
Jean Sachs, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s chief executive officer, joined the organization in 1996 and under her leadership LBBC has grown into a nationally known resource for information and understanding for women, men and families affected by breast cancer. Read more.
You can attend this free event in person or by live web stream. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. (ET). For those attending in person, registration and refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
This interactive event will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session.
Both in-person and web stream audiences will be able to text their questions to the moderator during the Q&A session. For questions or to register by phone call toll-free (855) 807-6386.
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