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Cancer Survivorship Conference speaker Shelby Robin on her cancer journey

Shelby Robin, clinical nurse at the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, recalls her treatment for Ewing's sarcoma at the age of 12, and shares some advice from her cancer journey.Come meet her at MD Anderson's 24th annual Cancer Survivorship Conference Sept. 14-15 at the Omni Westside Houston Hotel. http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/guide-to-md-anderson/patient-and-family-support/anderson-network/support-programs/patient-conference.htmlThanks to MD Anderson, sponsors and individual donors, the cost of the conference is just $50 for early registrants, which includes all meals, activities and self-parking. Registration is available online until Sept. 7. After that, participants may pay $60 at the door on the day of the conference. Speakers, breakout sessions, medical panel The conference includes nearly two dozen informative breakout sessions, including: • risks and benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements for cancer patients,• managing treatment side effects,• issues of young adult survivors,• the healing power of journaling, and • making the most of your medicines during cancer care. The popular medical panel will present an overview of their research and answer questions from the audience. It includes Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson; Holly Holmes. M.D., assistant professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine; and Karen Lu, M.D., professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. Violinist and cancer survivor Treesa Gold will provide entertainment at the banquet on Sept. 14. Other keynote speakers are Susan Garrett Baker, wife of former secretary of state James Baker III, and Richard Lee, M.D., medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program.The Anderson Network, an organization with support and educational services for patients/survivors, their families and caregivers, is a program of the Department of Volunteer Services.
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