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Frankly Speaking About Cancer

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS  

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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 Miriam@CancerSupportCommunityMiami.org




Community Call: Lung Cancer Treatments
Wednesday, October 1, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Michael B. Troner, M.D.
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Advanced Medical Specialties
Baptist Health South Florida

Dr. Troner will offer information about the latest treatments for lung cancer and how those advances are implemented in his practice. There will be discussion of the benefits and possible side-effects of various types of treatments and therapies and ample time for questions and exchange.
Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Creative Corner: What would you do if you were not afraid?
Wednesday, October 8, 4:30 - 6 pm
Facilitator: Lilysbel Rodriguez
Mental Health Counseling and Family Therapy Intern
Barry University

Please join us for this new program, where you will have an opportunity to engage your creativity through arts and crafts and also share that time with others. For October, we will focus on COURAGE. Cancer is one of life's greatest challenges. With support and courage, we can learn how to navigate this potentially confusing and challenging terrain.

 

 

Frankly Speaking About Coping with the Cost of Care
Friday, October 10, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Speakers: Angelique Neumann
COO & Director, Employee Cancer Assistance Program
RN Cancer Guides
and Vivien M. Knight, RN, MSHSP, CBPN
Patient Navigator, Baptist Health South Florida
This free educational workshop is designed for people living with cancer and their loved ones. Join us to gain practical advice on how to navigate the numerous and complex challenges of managing the cost of cancer care. Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Lunch served at noon.

 

 

Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment:
Take Control of Side Effects with Medicine, Mind & Body

Friday, October 10, 1 - 3 pm
Speaker: Susan Scherer, RN, BSN, OCN
Discuss strategies to manage treatment side effects such as fatigue, hair loss, anemia, infection and pain. Learn how to manage emotional distress and optimize quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Lunch served at noon.

 

 

Exercise: A Key Component in Breast Cancer Survivorship
Thursday, October 16, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Stacy Cutrono, Ph.D., CES
Oncology Exercise Physiologist
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Several recent studies suggest that higher levels of physical activity are associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence and with longer survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. Ms. Cutrono will help you translate the research findings to steps you can take in your day-to-day life to enhance your health and well-being.
Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Creative Corner: The Power of Gratitude
Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 - 6 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. For this program we will focus on simple steps that have been shown to help cultivate a grateful outlook and enhance wellness.

 

 

Frankly Speaking About Multiple Myeloma
Wednesday, November 19, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: James E. Hoffman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miller School of Medicine

This free workshop will cover the latest treatments for multiple myeloma. In addition to learning about side effect management, you will also learn about the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis from people with multiple myeloma.
Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Spirituality and Living with Cancer
Friday, November 21, 12:30 - 3 pm
Speaker: Rev. Dale Young, D.Min, BCC
Director, Congregational Health, Pastoral Care Services
Baptist Health South Florida

Reverend Young will facilitate a panel discussion about the role of spirituality in the physical well-being and mental health of cancer survivors. For many people spirituality form the basis of meaning, purpose and connection in life. During this program a panel of survivors and spiritual leaders will explore how taking care of one’s spiritual needs can help establish meaning, companionship, and well-being.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida



OFFSITE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Reservations required. Please call 305-668-5900

The Nacron Family Cancer Survivorship Networking Group cordially presents:

Integrative Medicine: Acupuncture and Cancer Survivorship
Wednesday, November 19, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Marisa DalPan, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Private Practice, South Miami

Integrative medicine is recognized as an important part of cancer treatment, helping patients manage side effects and maximize the efficacy of treatments. Acupuncture stands out as an empirically validated approach to easing nausea, pain, and other side effects. Dr. DalPan will present on the powerful impact that acupuncture could have on your well-being. Invite a fellow cancer survivor or caregiver!
Alper JCC

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



CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER MIAMI AND SHARP GENERAL CONTRACTORS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

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.
konsa pèsonn pa pou kont li lè li gen kansè.

Generously sponsored by:
Sharp General Contractors



THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED THROUGH A GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP BY SUSAN G. KOMEN MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE

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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