The Trinity CancerCare Center will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its 4th annual Breast Cancer Support Symposium on Thursday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the CancerCare Center lobby.
Breast cancer patients, survivors, and others are welcome to participate in the evening, which will feature a panel discussion called “Supporting the Breast Cancer Journey.”
“We have a great group of panelists lined up again this year,” said Jenene Kittleson, RN, the Center’s patient navigation supervisor. “The panel will include five breast cancer survivors talking about their perspective of what the breast cancer journey was for them, and participation from people in attendance will be encouraged.”
Topics will include the experience of breast cancer from diagnosis to post-treatment and concerns surrounding survivorship such as financial problems, physical concerns, relationship issues, returning to work, survivorship guilt, and living within the shadow of cancer. A survivorship nurse practitioner, an oncology provider, a lymphedema specialist, and other support providers will be on hand.
“Our goal is to help breast cancer survivors enhance their breast cancer journey through open discussion of experiences, all the while understanding that each person’s journey is an individual path,” Kittleson said.
Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.