Expert Offers Tips for Memory Problems after Cancer Care Aug. 2

July 13, 2007

Researcher Joseph Roscoe, Ph.D., will discuss concentration and memory problems related to cancer treatment during a support group meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Roscoe, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology, will discuss the problem and offer insight into current research at the Wilmot Cancer Center.

The Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Connection discussion is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with these cancers. Free parking is available. 

Head and neck cancers account for approximately 3 to 5 percent of all cancers in the country, affecting about 40,000 people each year. These cancers are more common in men and in people over age 50.

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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