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Date:10/10/2008

nuing to work," said Dr. Susan Huntsinger, an oncologist at University Cancer Specialists in Knoxville, Tenn. "Some breast cancer treatments, such as oral chemotherapies like Xeloda(R), allow people to spend less time at the hospital and more time at work without treatment disruptions."(1)

"I'm taking part in this important event because I want to do all that I can to show support for the thousands of women in Knoxville who are affected by breast cancer," said Holly Warlick. "My hope is that our community takes advantage of this amazing resource so they can be empowered to make more informed decisions about their cancer experience, and for some women that means identifying how and when to return to work."

In addition to Dr. Huntsinger and Warlick, seminar experts will include Cancer and Careers Executive Director Kate Sweeney; Knoxville Attorney Sonda L. Gifford; YWCA Knoxville Executive Director Marigail Mullin; and The Wellness Community-East Tennessee Executive Director Beth Hamil. Women will also receive information on local resources that can help them adjust to working through cancer.

For additional information and to obtain resources presented during the seminar, please call YWCA Knoxville at (865) 523-6126 or visit CancerAndCareers.org and AboutOralChemo.com.

About Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers is a program committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive Web site; free publications; and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer. Cancer and Careers' Living and Working with Cancer workbook, available free of charge in English and Spanish, has been distributed to more than 55,000 cancer survivors in all 50 states, Canada, England, India, South Africa and Spain. CancerAndCareers.org informs more than 120,000 visitors per year, providing essential tools and information for employees with cancer.

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