An Internet Get-Together for Cancer Survivors

June 2 scheduled for a 'town hall' to exchange experiences and hope

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FIRDAY, May 31, 2002 (HealthDayNews) -- A national "town hall" meeting on the Internet for cancer survivors, their families and friends will be held this Sunday, June 2, on National Cancer Survivors Day.

The town hall will address the challenges faced by those have overcome a potentially fatal illness and their loved ones and give them a chance to voice their concerns about issues that affect them.

The meeting's moderators are: former ABC news anchor Paul Berry; Julia Rowland, director of the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship; Pat Shifflett director of patient and family support for the American Cancer Society; and Susan Scherr, director of program development and special events for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

To listen to an audio Web cast of the town hall meeting, register at the American Cancer Society Survivors Network.

And here's more information from the National Cancer Institute about the town hall meeting.

This year marks the 15th National Cancer Survivors Day, honoring the estimated 8.9 million cancer survivors in the United States.

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute news release, May 2002

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