Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coping with cancer in the 21st century

THURSDAY 11/10/11- Most people at some point in their lives will get the news that they or someone they love has cancer. 41% of Americans (1 in 2 men & 1 in 3 women) will get cancer in their lifetimes. 21% will die from the disease. However, there is some good news on the subject. On today’s show, two representatives of the CORNUCOPIA CANCER SUPPORT CENTER in Durham will explain the modern approach to coping with a cancer diagnosis, adapting to “new normals,” and understanding the clinical sequence leading up to survivorship.

Mary Lawrence is President and CEO of Cornucopia Cancer Support Center based in Durham. She has grown Cornucopia's reach in the community through partnerships, needed resources and new programs. She is now leading the 16 year-old organization onto new ground breaking work using digital media to grow and make Cornucopia's mission stronger.

Lee Anne McClymont is an author, columnist and cancer survivor. She's worked for the past three years to build a community among cancer patients, survivors and caregivers living in the Triangle. Last year, Lee Anne teamed up with Cornucopia to create a digital platform for survivors, patients and caregivers to share their stories and help shape the future of care delivery for the fragmented disease we call cancer.

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