August 2012 Vol 3, No 4

I am very excited about the agenda that is planned for you and hope that you can join me in learning more about navigation and survivorship care from experts who will share their wisdom with us!
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012.
According to data released by the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 11.7 million cancer survivors in the United States in 2007, and these numbers continue to grow.
Medical research indicates that exercise for breast cancer survivors is safe and beneficial not only during recovery but also after treatment is completed.
Recognizing the value of psychological support throughout cancer survivorship and implementing worthwhile programs to address psychosocial needs of cancer survivors are increasingly important considerations in the development of a cancer survivorship program.
The number of cancer survivors is estimated at 13.5 million, and the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) requires cancer survivorship care plans that include details regarding patients’ disease and treatments.
High-risk breast cancer clients are encouraged to have a genetic consult and possible genetic testing to help guide current treatment decisions and provide information regarding personal and familial risk of cancer recurrence.
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