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Summer 2013 (Vol. 7, No. 2)

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

This edition of Survive and Thrive looks at the benefits of quitting tobacco use even after a cancer diagnosis, complete with cessation tips. Ending use of tobacco may be the most important activity cancer survivors can do to improve their chances of long and healthy post-cancer lives.

We hope to see you at our Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event on June 1. It's a day packed with information on nutrition, complementary and alternative medicine, fatigue and energy, cognitive function, and more. Best of all, it's a day filled with hope and inspiration for a strong, healthy future. Don't miss it!

Wishing you well,

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

Per-Odd Keul

Survivor Profile
World traveler and AML survivor Per-Odd Keul finds the treatment summary he received through the Survivorship Clinic as invaluable as his passport.
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Saying goodbye to tobacco: the benefits of quitting for cancer survivors

If you've survived cancer and continue to smoke or use other tobacco products, you may believe it is too late to quit or there is no benefit to quitting. However, it is never too late—and the benefits are numerous.
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Frequently asked questions

• How can I quit smoking?
• Won't I gain weight if I stop smoking?
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Events and Community Education

2013 Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness

Saturday, June 1
Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness is an annual free event designed for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family and health care professionals. It is designed to provide general education on a variety of the late- and long-term effects faced by cancer survivors after treatment is completed.

This year's cancer survivor educational conference takes place on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30-3:00 p.m. at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

For full event details and to register for this event, please visit our website »

Survivorship and Social Media

We are excited to announce the launch of our Survivorship Program blog and Facebook page. Our goal is to increase awareness of the Survivorship Program services and research activities. Visit our blog and Facebook page today!

Epic Experience

August 25-31
Epic Experience is a new camp available at no cost for cancer survivors. Experience a week of kayaking, yoga and massage at one of the oldest dude ranches in Colorado. All costs, including transportation, are covered by Epic Experience. For more information and details, visit Epic Experience online or call 855-650-9907. Hurry—space is very limited!

Team Survivor Northwest

Team Survivor Northwest provides a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level. All TSNW programs are offered at no cost to members. This is a supportive and safe environment to get back into reaching one's emotional and physical goals during treatment and post-treatment. For more information, visit the TSNW website or call 206-732-8350.

Join the ride to end cancer

August 9-11
Now’s the time to register for Obliteride, a weekend of bike riding, celebrations, and concerts. 100% of EVERY dollar donated will accelerate our cancer research to save lives faster. RIDE. DONATE. VOLUNTEER. TELL OTHERS.
Register now »

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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