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M. D. Anderson and The Terrace Team Up for Health Education Series

M. D. Anderson and The Terrace Team Up for Health Education Series
M. D. Anderson News Release 03/18/02

The Terrace@West University Independent Senior Living community and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are teaming up to educate Terrace residents and the public about cancer and cancer prevention during a six-month education series beginning Wednesday, April 3, at 11:30 a.m. at The Terrace, 5151 Buffalo Speedway.

Two series preview sessions will be held Wednesday, Mar. 20, and Tuesday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The series and preview sessions are free, and the public is invited to attend, but reservations are required. The midday educational programs will be held at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month through September. 

Complimentary lunches are provided for all attendees following the seminar. 

"We are glad to be able to provide our residents and the community with the opportunity to learn more about health issues that they or people they know may be facing," says Christine Gautreau, direct marketing coordinator for all of The Terrace locations in the greater Houston area.

"This type of educational series is just one of the ways that we try to continue to take care of our residents and work with the community," she says.

M. D. Anderson researchers, health educators, nurses and chaplains will provide information about cancer prevention, cancer research studies, accessing reliable health information, nutrition and cancer prevention, pain management, cancer risk reduction strategies, coping, and self-massage.

"We are encouraged to see this cooperative effort between The Terrace and M. D. Anderson in educating the public about cancer prevention, coping and new research," says Dr. Robert M. Chamberlain, professor of epidemiology at M. D. Anderson.

Nearly 80 percent of all cancers are diagnosed in individuals age 55 and older, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

But regular cancer screening and early detection examinations can help find cancer at its earliest, most treatable, stages, says Dr. Bernard Levin, M. D. Anderson's vice president for cancer prevention. Detecting cancer in its earliest stages offers the best chance for successful treatment, and annual cancer screenings are recommended for all adults. 

About 1,284,900 individuals are expected to be diagnosed with cancer during 2002, according to the American Cancer Society.  About 555,500 individuals are expected to die of the disease this year.  In Texas, 79,700 individuals are expected to be diagnosed with cancer during 2002, and 34,500 individuals are expected to die of the disease.

For reservations or more information, call The Terrace at (713) 432-7777 or visit The Terrace website. For more information about cancer, call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER. Visit M. D. Anderson's website for cancer screening guidelines.

Program schedule:
Mar. 20,   6:30 p.m. Health information/research study information
Mar. 26,   6:30 p.m. Health information/research study information
Apr. 3,    11:30 a.m. Accessing reliable health information
May 1,    11:30 a.m. Nutrition and cancer prevention
June 5,   11:30 a.m. Pain management
July 3,    11:30 a.m. Cancer risk reduction strategies
Aug. 7,   11:30 a.m. Coping with illness
Sept. 4,  11:30 a.m. Aromatherapy and self-massage

03/18/02


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