In honor of National Cancer Survivor Month, the Integrative Health program is launching a new monthly series called “Survive & Thrive: Stories to Inform, Share, & Inspire.” Cancer survivors and caregivers will share their journeys. This month, we will introduce you to a remarkable woman: Dr. Maria "LuLu" De Panbehchi.  She is an artist, professor and two-time cancer survivor.

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Meeting ID: 910 3223 9320
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According to the American Cancer Society (ACS, 2020), in the United States, as of January 2019, there were more than 16.9 million people who had survived cancer, thanks to early diagnosis, treatment, and advances in research. Survivorship has different meanings to many, ranging from a strictly clinical definition to one that includes certain milestones, such as ringing a bell at the end of treatment or a more emotional experience that comes with knowing your followup scans or tests are negative. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) defines survivors as persons “living with, through, and beyond cancer.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Massey Cancer Center think of a person as a cancer survivor from the day of their cancer diagnosis onward, for as long as they are alive. The journey begins then, and your entire cancer team is dedicated to taking the journey with you. Massey’s Integrative Health program is also there for your journey, encouraging your participation in a healthy lifestyle. We do this by providing information and education about nutrition, encouraging regular physical activity through the monthly RAMble and yoga classes, creating programs to support your mind, body, and soul,
and offering a variety of medical-related legal services through our collaboration with CancerLINC and the Medical Legal Partnership at Massey (MLP at Massey).

Sponsor(s)
Massey Cancer Center: Massey Community Events
Audience
Community Adults, Community Based Health Care Providers, Community Based Physicians, School of Medicine, VCU Alumni, VCU Faculty, VCU Health Care Providers, VCU Physicians, VCU Staff