Discovery to Recovery; free program to learn more about breast cancer
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A free program called “The Promise of Discovery to Recovery* is Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kingsgate Marriott on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.
Lunch will be provided. It will share cutting edge information that survivors say can make all the difference.
Anne Swanson, a patient, said, “I found a lump, right kind of if you are wearing a sports bra, where the line is. I was lucky, but I went right to my doctor.”
Swanson knows the importance of that discovery. When she found her first lump she was 30-years-old. Since then she's worked with Dr. Elyse Lower and learned about many of the things the Discovery to Recovery program is all about.
Dr. Lower said, “We actually have two guest speakers of national prominence coming. One is the father of tamoxifen.”
Tamoxifen is a pill that can help prevent breast cancer. But people can also learn more about a treatment now available in the Tri-State helping to save Anne's life. It's called Proton Therapy. It delivers radiation treatment in a whole new way.
“Well it's kind of like a little eraser. It can very slowly erase cancer, it's very focused. It's a very focused beam and it spares a lot of injury to normal tissues that you can get with regular radiation,” said Dr. Lower.
As for the recovery phase, Anne said that was sometimes the hardest part, “You never think breast cancer or any cancer is going to happen to you.”
So in the educational program the recovery information will focus on everything from intimacy, to eating well, to exercise.
People will also hear from some brave survivors who know the importance of sharing their journey of discovery to recovery with others.
Here’s a phone number if people want to call and register: 513 558-2030
The event is free but people do need to pre-register so they can have lunch.