(PRWEB) April 18, 2013
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month and ECAN (Esophageal Cancer Action Network) has brought together a distinguished panel for a special live webinar. This special event will provide answers for the millions struggling to learn more about this specific form of cancer. Esophageal Cancer is among the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the United States, increasing by more than 600% in the past 35 years. Fewer than one in five people diagnosed with cancer will survive five years. More importantly, this form of cancer can be prevented with early screening.
This worldwide webinar entitled "Living withOUT Esophageal Cancer: Answers You Want, Information You Need" on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET. With top doctors, including Dr. Stephen Yang, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Dr. Bruce Greenwald, noted gastroenterologist from the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, this interactive session allows questions to be asked of a respected panel of physicians and other healthcare providers about all stages of Esophageal Cancer. They will provide important information and answer audience questions about prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship of Esophageal Cancer. Participation is free, but space is limited.
- Register for this live webinar that begins at 7 p.m. at http://www.ecan.org/webinar.
- For those in the Baltimore area, attend in person at The John Hopkins Hospital. Register by emailing info(at)ecan(dot)org.
About ECAN (Esophageal Cancer Action Network) http://www.ecan.org:
ECAN’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between Heartburn and Cancer, promoting early detection and supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect and treat Esophageal Cancer. This national non-profit organization, based in Baltimore, is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders, and families that have been touched by Esophageal Cancer. ECAN was founded in 2009 by Mindy Mintz Mordecai who lost her husband and the father of her young children to this deadly cancer. Through ECAN’s efforts, April has been formally designated as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the majority of U.S. states, bringing attention to this often-ignored disease. ECAN created a downloadable guide for patients with input from leading doctors across the nation.