Surviving Oral, Head & Neck Cancers Is Focus of Nov. 2 Discussion

October 24, 2006

Michael Milano, M.D., Ph.D.

The lasting effects of treatment for oral, head and neck cancers will be discussed during a 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, meeting of a support group at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Michael Milano, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist, will lead the discussion during the Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Connection.

The meeting is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with the cancers and will be held at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Free parking is available.  The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Head and neck cancers account for approximately 3 to 5 percent of all cancers in the United States. These cancers are more common in men and in people over age 50. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 40,000 people will be diagnosed head and neck cancer this year.

For more information about the support group, which is a local chapter of the national Society for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, call Sandra Sabatka, L.M.S.W., at (585) 275-4631, or Darlene Harmor, R.N., M.S., N.P., at (585) 273-3978.

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