Are you a young adult with cancer, or is someone you love? Would you like to chat with a doctor and nurse specialist? Anjali Advani, MD, and Christina Shane, MSN, RN, AOCNS, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, both of Taussig Cancer Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at noon (ET).
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Young adults with cancer
At Taussig Cancer Institute, we realize how difficult it can be when you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer. We are dedicated to helping you face the challenges associated with your diagnosis and treatment.
We invite you to join us for a webchat which will answer your questions regarding young adults — those under 40 — who have been diagnosed with cancer. This is a rare opportunity to chat live with medical experts in the treatment and management of young adult cancers.
Possible questions for this webchat
- If I’m diagnosed with cancer at a young age, is my prognosis better than if I were older?
- Are there support groups for young adults diagnosed with cancer?
- Is there counseling help available to parents of young adults with cancer?
- Are young adults with cancer better candidates for cancer clinical trials?
Dr. Advani works as the Director of the Inpatient Leukemia Unit and Staff in the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Advani is also an Associate Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Ms. Shane is a Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in oncology. Her clinical focus includes the ambulatory chemotherapy infusion area and the in-patient adult leukemia and hematopoietic stem cell transplant units within the Taussig Cancer Institute.
This health chat will open on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.