Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tuesday at Gilda's Club

From our friends at Gilda's Club:

Gilda’s Club Western PA
2816 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Come join us Tuesday, Sept 28th from 6-8pm for a Young Adult Networking Group Dinner/Lecture on Late Effects with Patricia Crist, Ph.D. OTR, FAOTA from Duquesne University.

While the research priorities for cancer have focused on viable interventions for the acute phases of this disease, the impact of late effects experienced by cancer survivors has received a paucity of study. The foremost consideration with cancer is to save an individual’s life, despite the toxic cost resulting in possible long term and late effect consequences. Late effects are different than the long term effects. Long term effects are chronic, lingering problems occurring during or near the cessation of cancer interventions (radiation, chemotherapy, bone-marrow transplantation, etc.). Late effects experienced by cancer survivors are seldom forewarned by health care providers as a result of delayed problems occurring months and more likely up to 15 or 20 years after treatment.

Participants will learn about late effects to increase awareness of this condition and learn advocacy when interfacing with future health care providers, even family.

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