Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness


2019 Survivorship Conference

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the Fred Hutch Survivorship program hosted its 13th annual free event for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family and health care professionals. Education on a variety of the late- and long-term effects faced by cancer survivors after treatment is completed was provided as well as information on wellness after cancer.

The event was very well attended with over 200 individuals affected by cancer and including caregivers, speakers, exhibitors, family and friends. 

Evaluations completed by event attendees reflected overwhelmingly positive feedback.  Suggestions and comments will be considered in planning future events.

What attendees had to say

I liked the opportunity for cancer survivors, family and supporters to gather to hear tips on topics.  The facility and hospitality was excellent.  The survivorship panel discussion was excellent.

I appreciate the whole event! As a long term cancer survivor, I have long felt like the emotional and physical challenges of having had cancer were never properly addressed.  Here I learned that certain side effects and feelings are 'normal' and need to be addressed
I liked all of the breakout sessions I attended.  Topics that I had quite a bit of knowledge about proved that I still have much to learn.  I loved Terri Tate!

The keynote speaker was excellent and so inspirational.

I appreciate the opporunity for caregivers and the public to attend.  I enjoyed the information provided at the booths, nice variety of community resources.  

I liked the quality of presentations, conversations with other participants, support offered by organizations who had tables in hallways.  Great breakfast and lunch! 


Terri Tate, RN, MS

Terri Tate, RN, MS, is a nationally recognized speaker, author and humorist.  She had a 2% chance of surviving disfiguring oral cancer, which was first diagnosed in 1991.  Since Terri regained her voice, she has inspired audiences around the country with her spirited stories, using lessons from her own struggle to support those facing life challenges.  Terri chronicles finding her own internal wisdom and crafting her healing path in her new memoir, A Crooked Smile, with an introduction by Anne Lamott, which was published in November 2016.  For more information, see Terri's website.

View Terri Tate's  "Celebrating our Stories" Keynote Address

Photos from the Conference

auditorium with attendees and panelists

Panelists speak about their experiences.

Keynote speaker Terri Tate addresses conference attendees

Keynote speaker Terri Tate addresses conference attendees.

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