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Kicking cancer’s ‘butt’

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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:30 am

In an effort to provide a frank and open discussion about cancer, the Queens Library is offering a free program at its Pomonok Library branch at 158-21 Jewel Ave. in Flushing.

Entitled “Pain in the Butt: A Conversation About Cancer Among Those Who Know It Best,” the program seeks to create a platform for cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Chander Iyer, author of “Pain in the Butt: Overcoming Rectal CancerA Patient’s Diary,” will lead the conversation to focus on sharing stories of the healing process.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, affecting about 130,000 in 2010 alone and leading to the deaths of 52,045 people.

The program will be offered on Wednesdays on Jan. 8 and Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. and is estimated to run for approximately two hours.

Admission is free and preregistration is not required.

For more information call (718) 591-4343.

Welcome to the discussion.