The annual survivorship series, “Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer,” hosted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Anderson Network’s PIKNIC (Partners In Knowledge, News In Cancer) program will be held on Tuesday, August 7 from noon–1:15 p.m. Panelists will discuss managing post-treatment neuropathy.
The discussion this month will be led by a panel of MD Anderson experts that includes Richard Lee, M.D. with the Integrative Medicine Program, and Jack Fu, M.D., from Rehabilitation Medicine.
Certain chemotherapy drugs can cause neuropathy or damage to the nerves. Symptoms of neuropathy can be numbness, tingling or burning of the hands, toes, feet or other areas, or loss of sensation to touch. The sensations may disappear or lessen over time, but there are some preventive measures that patients can take.
During these sessions, patients, survivors and caregivers can listen to topical discussions, then participate in a question and answer session with an MD Anderson panel. Each expert panel will physically take place at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center but will broadcast live to the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in the Bay Area.
The free sessions are open to all caregivers, patients and survivors, regardless of where they were/are treated. Each webcast will be held at the Bay Area Regional Care Center in the first floor conference room. For more information please call 713-563-0670, extension 2. A free lunch will be provided for the first 15 attendees.
The MD Anderson Regional Care Center in the Bay Area is located on the campus of CHRISTUS St. John Hospital at 18100 St. John Drive. As MD Anderson’s first comprehensive clinical cancer center to open outside of the Texas Medical Center, the Regional Care Center in the Bay Area provides medical, surgical and radiation oncology, chemotherapy infusion and other clinical and support services. To learn more about the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in the Bay Area, visit www.MDAnderson.org/BayArea.
For more information about the event and survivorship, please click on http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/survivorship/index.html