Start Dating and disclosure for cancer survivors

Dating and disclosure for cancer survivors

July 20, 2009 Fairfax, VA – Inova Life with Cancer is pleased to host the 2009 Childhood Cancer Survivors Conference on Saturday, July 25, from 8 a.m. at the Dewberry Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell Street Fairfax, VA 22031. Nationally renowned cancer experts will provide information on the long-term effects of treatment, helping survivors better advocate for themselves and lead healthy and productive lives.

Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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“We’re pleased to have received a generous grant from the National Children’s Cancer Society for this program and to be collaborating with other national and local organizations that do such great work helping children with cancer,” said Gordon Hay, director, Life with Cancer.

“As part of Inova’s commitment to the communities we serve, we’re constantly working to provide vital education and information to all our patients.

This conference will shed new light on what young cancer survivors need and what the healthcare system should be offering them.” Josh Sundquist, childhood cancer survivor and U. Paralympics skier, and Nancy Keene, author and advocate for children with cancer, will lead discussions on managing childhood cancer.