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Our Educational Workshops offer the opportunity to learn about cancer treatments, nutrition, the therapeutic relationship between the mind and body, and relaxation techniques with professionals specialized in these different fields.

Prior reservation is required to attend these workshops by calling 305-668-5900
or sending an email to

Creative Corner: The Power of Love in Our Lives
Tuesday, February 10, 7 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Lilysbel Rodriguez
Mental Health Counseling and Family Therapy Intern
Barry University

Love has an important role in our lives, since when we are loved and when we love others our lives go better. Love can be spontaneous, natural, powerful and capable of transforming and even healing. Love can be felt and expressed in many ways. For this program we will focus on the meaningful role that love plays in our lives. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!



Dental Care for Survivors
Thursday, February 12, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: K. Randall Groh, DDS
Baptist Health Hospital
Department of Surgery

With extensive experience in working with cancer patients, Dr. Groh emphasizes the importance of dental health in prevention and management of the side effects of cancer treatment. He assists patients in identifying potential dental problems prior to beginning cancer treatment, as well as helping them through minor and mayor dental side effects during treatment. Dr. Groh, will give particular attention to the needs of patients at risk of necrosis of the jaw due to radiation and other cancer treatments. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

La musicoterapia en la supervivencia de cáncer
Martes, 17 de febrero, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Invitada especial: Marlen Rodriguez-Wolfe, MT-BC
Musicoterapeuta Neurológica
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

La musicoterapia sustenta a pacientes de cáncer ofreciendo una mejoría tanto emocional como física. Puede ser parte del tratamiento médico para fomentar el bienestar, reducir el estrés, aliviar el dolor, mejorar la memoria, ayudar a los pacientes a comunicar sus sentimientos e incluso promover la rehabilitación física. Acompáñenos e invite a un familiar o amigo. This program will be presented in Spanish.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Creative Corner: Welcoming a New Season
Tuesday, March 10, 7 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Lilysbel Rodriguez
Mental Health Counseling and Family Therapy Intern
Barry University

As the month of March approaches, we welcome the season of Spring. During this time of the year the sun is stronger, the earth becomes warmer and nature begins to bloom. As we welcome a new season, we are provided with an opportunity to also start to bloom and walk a journey of new beginnings. We will learn simple steps to create new ways of being and behaving that will enrich our lives with joy, color and light. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!



Conversations About the Treatment of Gynecological Cancers
Wednesday, March 18, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Brian M. Slomovitz, M.D.
Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specific treatment for gynecological cancer is based on several factors including a patient's overall health and medical history, the extent of the disease, and other individual factors. Dr. Slomovitz will share information about the work of the Gynecolgic Cancers Site Disease Group, the advances in the treatment of gynecologic cancer, and will answer questions. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer Survivorship, Body Image and Wellbeing: Loving Yourself Inside & Out
Thursday, March 19, 7 - 8 pm
Speaker: Marta E. Manrique-Reichard, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
On staff at Baptist Health Hospitals

An important part of recovering from cancer involves feeling good in your body again. Developing a positive body image and a healthy mental attitude is crucial to a woman's happiness and wellness. During our meeting we will discuss body image challenges and explore ways to begin to change our attitudes towards more positive and health y ways of appreciating our bodies. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

Reservations required. Please call 305-668-5900

The Nacron Family Cancer Survivorship Networking Group cordially presents the following two educational programs:

Flower Remedies, Relaxation and Cancer Survivorship
Wednesday, February 18, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Alicia Sirkin, RDH, BFR
Personal Achievement Coach, Bach Flower Remedies Instructor
Quantum Emotional Clearing (QEC) Educator

A cancer diagnosis produces high levels of stress in most patients. It arouses new fears and old unresolved emotional needs. Flower remedies have been found to be highly effective in bringing calm, relaxation and other positive states of mind. Invite a fellow cancer survivor or caregiver!


Creative Corner: The Power of Gratitude
Wednesday, March 18, 7 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Lilysbel Rodriguez
Mental Health Counseling and Family Therapy Intern
Barry University

Gratitude is an immensely powerful force that we can use to expand our happiness, create loving relationships, and even improve our health. Many studies have found that consciously focusing on feeling and expressing gratitude enhances emotional, social and even physical wellbeing. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Alper JCC

Site: The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Futernick Family Art Gallery
11155 SW 112 Avenue
Miami, FL 33176


The Haitian Cancer Support Program
At CSCGM we are committed to providing support services to everyone affected by cancer. The Haitian Cancer Support Program is a program designed to better address the needs of cancer survivors in the Haitian community. We now offer education, support, and healthy living groups in Creole. Meetings are held in select locations. For more information, please call Pascale Denis Denizè at 305-668-5900, Ext 221.
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Generously sponsored by:
Sharp General Contractors


Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
Through a generous grant from Komen for the Cure the Cancer Support Community is offering this FREE workshop for low-income or uninsured breast cancer patients. During a 90-minute session, participants doing this workshop will learn relaxation techniques along with visualization exercises and behavioral changes to help reduce stress before breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, breast reconstruction or other breast cancer related medical intervention. These techniques have been found to not only reduce anxiety but also post-operative pain and are used at major medical centers throughout United States. Sessions are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals in Spanish or in English. Reservations required. Please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, at 305-668-5900, Ext. 230

Return to Wellness
A rehabilitation program for low-income/uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. It consists of a three-part series of education, exercise, and support programs aimed at helping low-income women with a diagnosis of breast cancer deal with the emotional and social concerns that accompany a diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
For more information and current schedules, please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, 305-668-5900, Ext. 230

Site: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Mailman Center for Child Development
1601 N.W. 12 Ave Miami, FL 33136
Room 4004-A


Komen Return to Wellness


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