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Spring 2013 (Vol. 7, No. 1)

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Survivie and Thrive E-Newsletter FHCRC logo 2011Dear Friends,

This edition of Survive and Thrive looks at common body image concerns experienced by cancer survivors. A team from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance examines how people find meaning in their experiences and acceptance of their changed bodies after cancer.

Mark your calendars for our Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event on June 1. We hope to see you there!

Wishing you well,

K. Scott Baker, M.D.
Director, Survivorship Program
Karen Syrjala, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Survivorship Program

Kathy Culver

Survivor Profile
Kathy Culver’s cancer journey cost her a breast, but it also gave her a passion and purpose.
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Body image after cancer

Cancer and its treatment can affect our physical appearance and how we feel about ourselves. Body image is a complicated subject, but at its heart, body image is really about self-acceptance.
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Frequently asked questions

• What body image-related resources exist for cancer survivors?
• How do I know if I need some help in adjusting to my post-cancer self-image?
Read more »

Events and Community Education

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness, Sat., June 1

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness, an annual event designed for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family and health care professionals, provides general education on a variety of the late- and long-term effects faced by cancer survivors after treatment is completed.

The free conference takes place on Sat., June 1, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Full event details and registration »

Volunteers needed for Patient and Family Advisor Program

The Patient and Family Centered Care Program is recruiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance survivors and families to collaborate with SCCA staff on policy and program development by offering the patient/family perspective on committees, focus groups and short-term projects.

For more information on the SCCA Patient and Family Advisor Program, visit:

Gilda's Club lectures in April, May

In partnership with Gilda’s Club of Seattle, the Survivorship Program offers two upcoming lectures:

Topic: Late Effects from Cancer Treatment
Date and time: April 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Gilda’s Club of Seattle, 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA
Speakers: Debra Loacker, R.N., SCCA Survivorship Clinic
RSVP required: 206-709-1400 or online at

Topic: Emotional Issues after Cancer
Date and time: May 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Gilda’s Club of Seattle, 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA
Speakers: Jennifer Sexton, M.D., SCCA psychiatrist
RSVP required: 206-709-1400 or online at

Visit SCCA Patient Education Facebook page for online lectures

SCCA Patient & Family Education offers weekly free classes. The classes are open to patients, family members and caregivers coping with cancer, regardless of whether the patient is being treated by SCCA. Many are recorded and saved online; "like" the SCCA Patient and Family Education Facebook page to be notified of upcoming events and to view the video lectures. Go to, or search for "SCCA Patient and Family Education" within the Facebook search bar.

Star in an upcoming issue of Cancer Today

Do you want to show the world your life beyond cancer? Inspire a newly diagnosed patient? Now is your chance! Cancer Today magazine is looking for photos or illustrations from cancer patients, survivors and caregivers living with and beyond cancer for their "In the Moment" feature.

Please submit your photos or artwork (high-resolution images—preferably JPEGs) to by Tues., April 30, for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue of Cancer Today. Include your name and diagnosis, and a brief description of your photo along with your email and phone number.

By submitting a photo, you acknowledge that you are the owner of the photo and that you are granting Cancer Today and the American Association for Cancer Research the right to publish your photo in print and electronic formats.

Learn more about the Survivorship Program

For more information about the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, call (866) 543-4272, email us at or visit our website. To schedule an appointment for yourself, a friend or family member, at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Survivorship Clinic, call (206) 288-1024.

Support the Survivorship Program

Your support of the Hutchinson Center Survivorship Program funds research on survivor issues and concerns and provides information and support to cancer survivors.


To submit comments or questions about the newsletter, or to be added to or deleted from our mailing list, please contact the Survivorship Program at (206) 667-2814 or by e-mail at

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