Forum explores medical, mental, spiritual breast cancer treatment

October 22, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Jon Strunk

As health organizations across the nation recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, The University of Toledo Cancer Center is co-sponsoring a program for cancer survivors, their caregivers and the health-care professionals who work with them.



Author and breast cancer survivor Caren Goldman will highlight a series of speakers on the disease at a forum titled “About Healing” Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waterford at Levis Commons, located at 7100 South Wilkinson Way in Perrysburg.

Goldman is the author of Healing Words for the Body, Mind and Spirit. Her writing specializes in the crossover between spirituality, psychology, health and the humanities as cancer patients and survivors struggle to confront the complex and conflicting emotions that breast cancer generates for those afflicted and their family and friends.

Additionally, Dr. Iman Mohamed, UT associate professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and Tina Ferner, coordinator of integrative medicine at the Mercy Cancer Center, will talk about efforts to bring together the various services and medical disciplines a patient faces when confronted with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment regimen.

This program is sponsored by The University of Toledo Cancer Center, the Mercy Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society, the Victory Center and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For more information, contact Sue Carter at 419.383.3913.

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