Meet Theodore A. Frank, MD Tonight at the Pink House
Meet & Greet with other Survivors at 6:00 pm
Program starts at 6:30 pm
Did you know...
A study showed that women with cancer in the left breast treated with radiation therapy were much more likely to have cardiac stress test abnormalities years later than women who received radiation therapy on their right breast. Check it this great article here
Who is Dr. Frank?
Join Dr. Ted Frank as he runs 5 marathons on 5 consecutive days to raise awareness and funds for the benefit of the Heart Transplant patients he serves at the Heart Failure/Transplant Center at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.
He is a cardiologist who specializes in heart failure, transplant and pulmonary hypertension. He also started the cardio-oncology program at LCI many years ago and frequently see Breast Cancer Survivors who had previously been diagnosed cardiovascular problems or who develop cardiovascular disorders in association with their cancer treatment.
Check it out his story here.
Dr. Frank's Bio
I have worked as a cardiologist at Carolinas Medical Center since July 1998, managing patients with advanced heart failure and serving as the Medical Director of the cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension programs. I am, first and foremost, a clinician-educator and patient advocate. As a former high school English teacher and winner of teaching awards in my internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowships, I take particular pride in educating. I work to develop the clinical skills of our advanced care providers and nurse coordinators, serve as their advocate, and have multiple high school, college, and medical students rotate with me on our heart failure service. I will continue to actively participate in medical education, particularly relating to bedside patient management.
A veteran of over 35 marathons and ultramarathons, I am always in search of a challenge. I have helped raise over $640,000 for CHS cardiac patients since 2005 by founding (and running in) both The Cupid's Cup and The Heart Transplant Run. The latter involved running 5 marathons on 5 consecutive days. This endurance event raised funds to benefit the patients whose own endurance inspires me every day.
About Survivor Night...
Survivors come together to offer one another support, learn from medical experts (as well as one another) and have fun. Whether you're newly diagnosed, dealing with a recurrence or a long term survivor, you can find support, laughter and learning during the monthly survivor meetings.
All breast cancer survivors are welcome to join CBF. Newly diagnosed women will find comfort, support, information, and will learn from our members who have been through it before them. Longer-term survivors will find the opportunity to teach and mentor new members and give back to the community.
Contact CBF for more details:
Location Phone: 704-370-7773
1607 E. Morehead Street
Pink House Disclaimer...
Programs at Carolina Breast Friends should not be treated as a substitute for any treatment. The programs are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor if you're in any way concerned about Reiki, Myofasial Release, The Lymph System and Your Health, Working with Your New Body, Train for Life workshops,Healing Touch and all other programs. These are complementary programs for breast cancer survivors.