4th Annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Workshop


April 2, 2016

Sponsors:
Women's Breast Health Funds of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
UAB School of Nursing

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The Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Network (YBCSN) is an initiative of the UAB School of Nursing. The YBCSN mission is to improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, support and networking.

 

Unique Insights from a Young Survivor

(20 minutes)

In the Unique Insights from a Young Survivor session, Shauntice speaks about what it was like to be diagnosed with breast cancer at such a young age. She discusses the struggles that she faced and how it helped shape her into the person that she is today.

Shauntice Allen

Shauntice Allen, PhD
Breast Cancer Survivor

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Handouts (10 pages)

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A Survivor's Story - An Interview with Shauntice Allen

(4 minutes)

Shauntice answers common questions about a breast cancer diagnosis. She talks about what it was like to continue with daily activities, positive experiences that she has taken away, and advice she would give someone who is now dealing with life as a young survivor.

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Questions? Ask the Expert

(40 minutes)

In the Questions? Ask the Expert session, Dr. Forero discusses his medical experience and offers the audience a chance to ask any questions that they have about cancer.

Dr. Andres Forero

Andres Forero, MD
Professor, Hematology and Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Questions About Cancer – An Interview with Andres Forero, MD

(6 minutes)

Dr. Forero answers common questions about cancer treatment. He talks about special considerations when a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, common concerns of patients, and tips that he shares with young patients during their treatment.

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Friends, Family and Partners in Survival

(25 minutes)

In the Friends, Family and Partners in Survival session, Marc speaks about what it was like to learn of his mother’s cancer diagnosis as a young man. He discusses how a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, including the important role that friends and family play in survival.

Marc Heyison

Marc Heyison
President and Founder
Men Against Breast Cancer

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Men Against Breast Cancer - An Interview with Marc Heyison

(13 minutes)

Marc answers questions about the important role that friends and family play when someone they love has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He also discusses his mother’s breast cancer diagnosis and how that experience led him to found Men Against Breast Cancer.

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Physical Activity: What’s New?

(21 minutes)

In the Physical Activity: What’s New? session, Tiffany speaks about the importance of physical activity throughout treatment and post-treatment. She also discusses physical activity resources that are available for survivors and their families.

Tiffany Carson

Tiffany Carson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine
UAB School of Medicine

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Handouts (10 pages)

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Health and Survivorship - An Interview with Tiffany Carson

(7 minutes)

Tiffany answers questions about why physical activity has become a central focus in health, especially in breast cancer survivorship. She also talks about the benefits of exercise, along with tips breast cancer survivors can take to make sure they are getting the right amount of physical activity.

 

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