Experts Discuss Navigating Cancer

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Please Note: This event will be rescheduled to the fall. It will not take place on Thursday, June 16th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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American Cancer Society HopeClub presents panel discussion featuring tips and resources for cancer patients

Latham, N.Y. (June 8, 2011) – Being diagnosed with cancer can be a scary thing. It's an overwhelming time for the individual as well as for their family and friends. When it comes to cancer, there are always unanswered questions. To help you navigate through your cancer diagnosis, join a local panel of experts who share tips on how to connect with your healthcare team, how to advocate for your needs, and how to overcome barriers like insurance. Any and all questions are welcome - this is a sharing session!

“Navigating the Cancer Diagnosis” will be delivered on Thursday, June 16, 6:00-8:00pm at the American Cancer Society HopeClub. This event is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Harold L. Bloch Foundation. The event will be held at HopeClub, One Penny Lane in Latham, NY. A light dinner will be provided, and registration is required. For more information or to register for the program, contact HopeClub at 1-518-782-9833.

The panel of experts includes Barbara McHale, The Cancer Center at Samaritan Hospital, Kim Stefanik, The Breast Center at Ellis Hospital, and Joan Shehan, President, CRAAB!

HopeClub is a program of the American Cancer Society, providing social and emotional support to persons touched by cancer and educational programs designed to empower persons toward decision making. This presentation is in partnership with Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer, Ellis Hospital, and the Cancer Center at Samaritan Hospital.

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About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit