Free prostate cancer symposium Saturday in Detroit

Educational cancer session for patients, spouses, families, advocates  

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DETROIT – The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), will present the third annual Prostate Cancer Symposium, "What Happens After Diagnosis?", Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

The symposium is free but registration is required.

The event will focus on survivorship and what happens after a cancer diagnosis and how patients and their loved ones deal with the physical, mental and emotional aspects of survivorship.

Attendees will hear about new advancements in prostate cancer and have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of experts consisting of a physician, social workers, legal advisor and patient

Luncheon keynote will be given by Robert Ginyard, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, advocate and prostate cancer survivor. Once hesitant to speak about his cancer, Ginyard now welcomes opportunities to share his experiences with other men and their families, addressing issues such as sex, love and life after prostate cancer.

He spoke before Congress advocating for more funding for prostate cancer and has been interviewed by national media regarding his journey with the disease.

He is also the creator of DiBi DiBi– Dream it. Believe it. Do it. Be it.– an awareness campaign encouraging others to live their dreams.  

The symposium and parking are free but registration is required due to limited space. To confirm registration and see the full agenda, visit call 1- 800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266.)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.