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Throughout the month, we offer information and education for anyone on their cancer journey. From lectures hosted by top doctors to spirituality and self-care, our information and education programs can help participants and families prepare for difficult times while providing much needed support.
'Chemo brain' is a term commonly used to describe thinking and memory problems that a patient with cancer may have during or after cancer treatment. Our understanding of cognitive impairments associated with cancer and cancer treatments is progressing. However, at this present time, there are no clear guidelines for managing cancer-related cognitive dysfunction. Kelly Hilborn will share her clinical skills and knowledge to improve functional abilities and quality of life by utilizing compensations, cognitive exercises, and mitigation to best optimize cognitive abilities for individuals suffering from cancer-related cognitive changes. Presenter: Kelly Hilborn, MA, CCC-SLP
Discuss the most common mental health issues that individuals with cancer experience. This session will help you recognize symptoms and learn how to manage them. Strategies range from complimentary therapies such as mindfulness to medication and psychotherapy. Come ready to learn and ask questions! Presenter: Amelia Baffa, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
We will define 'Chemo Brain' and answer the questions How can I alleviate my symptoms? What techniques might help me cope? Many cancer survivors experience chemo brain - cognitive problems, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and/or depression - after treatment. Join us to learn about the latest research on chemo brain, and some approaches that may help. Presenter: Jean Alverez, RN
Ongoing health maintenance, including dental hygiene, can be easily overlooked when the priority is getting through treatment. Explore dental hygiene and dental care best practices when going through treatment and next steps if side effects affect dental health. Learn useful tips to be mindful of while in treatment and once treatment is completed. Presenter: Omar Salameh, MD
The cost of cancer care and changes in ability to work can increase distress in cancer patients. Join us as we discuss the risk factors and effects of financial toxicity in cancer care. Presenter: Shontia Gamble MSW, LSW
Learn about the role of functional medicine before, during and after cancer treatment. Presenter: Jen Bouchard, APN, MPH, IFMCP
Hypnotherapy can be a highly effective tool especially when it comes to managing chronic pain. Learn the basics of this practice from a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist including techniques for self-hypnosis. Presenter: Karen MacPherson, NP-C, CMS-CHT, FIBH
Hear from a licensed attorney about navigating health insurance, COBRA, Affordable Care Act, Disability, etc. when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Presenter: Tyra L. Taylor, Esq.
Line Dancing is a creative way to keep your body moving and have fun. Come break a sweat with The Line Dance King, Robert Johnson Jr., as he leads and teaches line dancing. Join us for a morning of line dancing, good music, and even better laughs!
Join us for a discussion about immunosuppression, medications, why your doctor may prescribe it, side effects and more. Presenter: Stevi Gutin, RN, OCN