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New Networking Group in Detroit Michigan

7 years 1 week ago #43867 by CatherineH
You have put together a great set of topics. I think "Coping with the Fear of Recurrence" is something everyone here can relate to deeply.

Best wishes... Catherine
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7 years 1 week ago #43866 by Rick
Change in speaker:

‘Surveillance & Ongoing Care,’ Karen Baranowski, NP, KCC

The other speaker will remain the same:

‘Coping with the Fear of Recurrence,’ Dr. Michael Ryan, HFHS


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7 years 2 weeks ago #43842 by Rick
A new networking group for all bladder cancer patients, their families and friends has been established in Detroit, Michigan -- the Detroit Bladder Cancer Network (DBCN). The group will meet at either The Henry Ford Health System or Karmanos Cancer Center on a rotating schedule.

The group will meet on Thursday January 17th at 4:30 pm at Henry Ford (details below) and pre-registration is requested. Topics are: Surveillance & Ongoing Care (Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan) and Coping With the Fear of Recurrence (Dr. Michael Ryan).

The Detroit Bladder Cancer Network (DBCN) is a joint partnership between the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center and the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute of the Henry Ford Health System. The network is dedicated to increasing awareness of bladder cancer and providing education and support to bladder cancer patients and survivors, their families and the community.

Quarterly meetings will be on the 3rd Thursday every 3 months from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

2013 Schedule (so far):

April 18 (Karmanos)
July 18 (Ford)
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 ~ 4:30—6 pm
Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place
Topics: Surveillance & Ongoing Care, Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan and Coping With the Fear of Recurrence, Dr. Michael Ryan


Thursday, April 18, 2013 ~ 4:30—6 pm
Karmanos Cancer Center
Diagnosis & Staging of Bladder Cancer, Dr. Steve Lucas and Bladder Sparing Approaches for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer, Dr. James Peabody


Thursday, July 18, 2013 ~ 4:30—6 pm
Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place
Chemotherapy for Bladder Cancer, Dr. Elisabeth Heath and Long-Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy, Dr. Clara Hwang

Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place
Detroit, MI 48202
Conference Room #5C00


Karmanos Cancer Center
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Wertz Classroom

Free parking at both locations.

Meetings are free though pre-registration is requested.

For program and location details, call 313-576-9700 (at Karmanos) or 313-916-8658 (at Ford Cancer Institute).

I can also send you a copy of their flyer if you send me a request with your email address.


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