Path to Wellness: Coping with Nutrition, Weight and Fitness Issues Related to Breast and Gynecoloical Cancers

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: February 7, 2004

Conference Dates: Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Conference Location: PENN Medicine at Radnor, 250 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA


Sponsoring Group: Abramson Cancer Center

Topics Covered: Women who have had treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers often find themselves coping with health issues such as weight gain and changes in strength and endurance. They may have difficulty making decisions about food and supplements. This workshop will address problems and review relevant research.

Conference Agenda:

  • 3p Registration
  • 3:30 Weighty Issue: Why cancer therapies may promote weight gain and strategies for coping with the problem. Katrina Claghorn MS RD
  • 4p Exercise Your Way to Healthier Living: The benefits of exercise for promotinf weight loss and recovery. Lora Packel MS PT
  • 5p Should You Surrender to Supplements? A review of herbal and vitamin supplements and the elements of a cancer-protective diet. Ellen Sweeney Cordes MS RD
  • 5:30p Cancer: It's impact on body image. Margaret Lazar MS MSW

Registration Information: Registration deadline March 1, 2004 . Attendence is limited. To register and for more information contact Sandy Slaughter at (215) 614-0651

Conference Fees: $20 pre-registration and $25 at the door

Continuing Education: No

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