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Strength for all Seasons Celebrates Patients and Their Families At Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (May 12, 2004) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center will host Strength for All Seasons, an educational fair for patients and their families on Thursday, June 3, 2004 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Fox Chase courtyard. This educationally jammed packed day is free for all attendees.

Strength for all Seasons provides a friendly and comfortable atmosphere to help patients and their families cope with their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Various departments will be available to answers questions including representatives from the Pain Management center, nutrition services, radiology oncology, the pharmacy, the Cancer Information Service, and the Resource and Education Center (REC). Information on spirituality, cancer research and prevention, reflexology and physical rehabilitation will be available as well. A chair massage will also be site.

As part of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, representatives from Neutrogena will share helpful hints on how to care for your skin. Through special photographs taken with an Ultraviolet (UV) Light detection camera, individuals will be able to view and learn about hyperpigmentation, an actual discoloration in the skin due to sun damage.

A free lunch will also be provided. For additional information, please call 215-728-2580.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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