Addressing the Unique Concerns of Young Breast Cancer Survivors
Over the past three years it has been the Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative’s sole focus to address the increased number of young women who are experiencing breast cancer through outreach, education and survivorship programming. Through our work with young survivors, providers and community partners we have worked to not only identify but to address some of the key issues faced by young cancer patients. Bring your lunch and join us each Tuesday in August to hear from experts in those areas that have been identified as areas of concern.
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Campus
Virginia G. Piper Auditorium
600 E. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Dates & Time
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:00PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:00PM
Tuesday, August 19, 201412:00PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00PM
“The State of Cancer Policy in Arizona” by Brian Hummell
Brian Hummell is the Arizona Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. Over the past four years, Brian has been involved in efforts to restore and expand Medicaid in Arizona; bringing the cost of oral chemotherapy medications down; and moving Arizona's Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program for Medicaid eligibility from Option 1 toOption 3. Brian was recently awarded the c-Change Cancer Champion Award for his work on policy impacting cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
“Partners in Survival: The Vital Role of Caregivers” by Marc Heyison
Mr. Heyison founded and currently serves as President of Men Against Breast Cancer, the first and only national non-profit organization designed to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes their family. Marc recently authored the book “It’s Not Rocket Science: A Guy’s Blueprint to Caregiving” as well as coauthored “For The Women We Love, a Breast Cancer Action Plan and Caregiver’s Guide For Men.”
“My Victory Story” by Survivor Holly Rose
Holly was 39 years old with two young daughters when she discovered her breast cancer. When she received the news her thoughts went immediately to her children who remained a focal point throughout her successful battle with cancer. Since then she has gone on to found a non-profit, Don’t Be a Chump! Check for a Lump! , providing wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
“The Five Gems of Health Literacy” by Olga Davis, PhD
Associate Professor at Arizona State University, Dr. Davis, specializes in research surrounding health equity, identity and culture, critical health communication, and diaspora performance. She is a member of the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer as well as the Writer/Director of their performance “The Journey: Living Cancer OutLoud” which focuses on health disparities and communication among the African American population during a cancer experience.
Over the past three years it has been the Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative’s sole focus to address the increased number of young women who are experiencing breast cancer through outreach, education and survivorship programming. Through our work with young survivors, providers and community partners we have worked to not only identify but to address some of the key issues faced by young cancer patients. Bring your lunch and join us each Tuesday in August to hear from experts in those areas that have been identified as areas of concern
“Survivorship Care Plans” by Frank Nagy
As the first point of contact to those requesting breast health and breast cancer support at Susan G. Komen’s Phoenix affiliate office, Frank Nagy has firsthand experience with the benefits of survivorship care plans. He also oversees the community grants program, ensuring the affiliate continues to meet needs identified by its biennial Community Profile Report. Having a grandmother who is a ten year double mastectomy survivor, Frank is excited about his work at an organization he considers the gold standard among nonprofits.
“Fertility Preservation” by Dr. Christine Mansfield
Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dr. Mansfield considers patient care a team effort involving advanced technology and expert care. She was a multi-year recipient of the Patient Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a Top Ten Doctor by Vitals.com.Everyone is welcome! No RSVP required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.