BCF publishes two new patient publications

The Bone and Cancer Foundation (BCF) is announcing the publishing of two new patient publications on Pain Management and Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Therapies. Other publication topics include: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Vitamin D, Surgery, Myeloma and Osteosarcoma.

All publications are available free of charge, both in print and online.  

www.boneandcancerfoundation.org offers new resources for patients including a Glossary of words and terms related to cancer and a Frequently Asked Questions section.

BCF, founded in 2007, is an information resource for patients and health professionals whose mission is to provide information for cancer patients, healthcare professionals and the public on the causes and treatment of cancer involving bone.  

A newly released PSA is spreading the word about BCF. To view, please consult: www.boneandcancerfoundation.org/hm0747-bonecancer.wmv.

For the first time, BCF is holding a patient education meeting.  The Patient Education Meeting "Caring for Your Bones When You Have Cancer" will be held on August 7, 2010 in New York City in partnership with CancerCare.  Topics will include an Overview of Bone Health, Medical Treatment for Bone Complications, Pain Management and Doctor/Patient Communication, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Therapies and Nutrition Suggestions for Cancer Patients.

BCF will also participate in the Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX September 24-25, 2010 and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference at Indiana University in Indianapolis, October 19, 2010.

BCF is organizing a conference for Physicians and other Health Professionals on October 9, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh. Clinical Perspectives on the Treatment of Bone Metastasis is designed for oncologists, urologists, or other medical professionals who treat cancer patients with bone related complications.  Leading medical experts will discuss topics on Pathophysiology of Bone Metastasis, Breast Cancer and Bone Metastasis, Emerging Therapies to Prevent Skeletal Complications in Men with Prostate Cancer, Myeloma Bone Disease and Management of Cancer Therapy Induced Bone Loss.  CME credit will be available.

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