Going for a Cure Prostate Cancer Conference
Venue: Five Towns College
|Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2004||End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2004|
Going For A Cure Annual Seminar
Nov 6, 2004
Five Towns College, Dix Hills NY
The Foundation For Cancer Research & Education (FCRE) in conjunction with the Education Center For Prostate Cancer Patients (ECPCP) is proud to announce Going For A Cure, a unique symposium for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones. Led by Dr. Myers, Going For A Cure gives patients the essential information they need to become active participants in fighting their own disease. Also scheduled to speak are prostate cancer survivor Ralph Alterowitz and his wife Barbara, who will share their experiences on revamping their sex life after impotency caused by prostate cancer treatment.
“So much focus is placed on treatment choices, but so little emphasis is placed on living with them,” says Alterowitz. The program was specifically designed to address the unique blend of questions facing the prostate cancer patient today.
Both FCRE and ECPCP are dedicated to informing the public about prostate cancer treatment and prevention, as well as the lifestyle changes needed to fight this disease. “It couldn't be a better marriage,” says Myers. “With the power of these two groups behind it, Going For A Cure is sure to make a profound impact on both long term prostate cancer survivors as well as the newly diagnosed. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in American men, and we want to get the information out there to those who so desperately need it.”
As the medical expert in this conference, Myers shares his years of expertise as a physician and combines them with his insights as a prostate cancer patient in a focused and pleasant manner. “But it’s more than just me on a stage,” Myers says. “Each man brings to the conference his own experiences, which can benefit other participants in the Q & A portion of the event. The collective energy of a conference like this has the potential to make a real difference in the way men view prostate cancer treatment and recovery.”
Myers knows the title of this conference may raise some eyebrows, but it’s all a part of changing what the word “cure” means to cancer patients. Prostate cancer is a variable disease with different definitions of cure for each man’s biology, so, being “cured” doesn’t necessarily mean being “cancer-free.”
Myers says, “My own definition of cure lies in forcing the cancer into hibernation so it doesn’t affect your daily life or return ten to fifteen years later. This conference will drive home the key points needed to keep your cancer inert while you do the living.”
Admission is only $40 per person and $55 per couple. To register or for information on hotels and directions call ECPCP 516-942-5000, send a fax to 516-942-5025, or e-mail ECPCP@aol.com. For more information on Dr. Myers’s treatment philosophy, content questions, or a list of topics on Going For A Cure, visit www.prostateforum.com or call 434-974-1303 ext 1.
This past year, Myers celebrated five years of healthy living since his own doctor diagnosed him in 1999. In fact, his prostate specific antigen (PSA) is now undetectable. Along with an aggressive treatment of radiation and hormonal therapy, Myers credits a large portion of his recovery to lifestyle changes, which included a diet and exercise program. A version of this lifestyle plan is available at www.tellonefriend.com
“Education is the key to survival,” Myers says. “And the life style changes we teach at this seminar (based on exercise, healing foods, and supplements) prepare the body for the long journey to recovery. We want our audience to leave feeling empowered. The real fight against this disease begins at home, with your day-to-day, from the amount you exercise to the kinds of food you put in your mouth. It’s a real possibility to go on living a normal life after a prostate cancer diagnosis. I’m living proof.”
For more information, contact:
Bettye L. Rainwater
Director of Communications
Education Center for Prostate Cancer Patients