Annual cancer symposium to feature author, radiologist

2013-06-13T18:00:00Z Annual cancer symposium to feature author, radiologistVanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244 nwitimes.com

MUNSTER | Self-healing and advanced medical technology will top the discussion at an annual cancer symposium Wednesday.

Sponsored by the Community Cancer Research Foundation, “Cancer: Here’s How We See It,” will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road.

The presentation is free, but registration is required and can be made by calling (219) 836-3477.

Dr. Lissa Rankin, an ob/gyn and mind-body medicine practitioner, as well as an author, will discuss her new book, "Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself." In it, she details a six-step process people can use to tap into the body's self-repair mechanisms and use the power of their mind as preventive medicine.

Rankin has written three books related to health and founded www.owningpink.com, a health website.

Dr. Thomas Hoess,a radiologist with Community Healthcare System, will lead the forum with a discussion about new technology being used to detect cancer.

“Finding breast cancer at the earliest stage possible gives each patient the best chance of an excellent outcome,” Hoess said.

Hoess also volunteers his time by reading the X-rays and imaging scans the Cancer Research Foundation submits on behalf of research participants prior to study enrollment.

The symposium is sponsored by the Community Cancer Research Foundation Inc., working toward the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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