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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



From Cancer to Health™
Wednesdays, 11 am - 1 pm
Facilitator: Cynthia Mendez Tamayo, LMFT
From Cancer to Health™ (C2H) is an empirically supported biobehavioral intervention that educates patients about strategies for coping with cancer stress. Expert panels of health psychologists at The Ohio State University developed this manualized intervention specifically with the needs of adult cancer patients in mind using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques. Our C2H would include eight 2-hour long weekly sessions and four 2-hour long maintenance monthly sessions.
Orientation and Intake required. Call Cynthia at 305-668-5900, ext. 230, for further information and registration.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

 

Awaken Your Inner Healer:
Master the Art of Pain, Stress and Tension Release

Every Wednesday in April and May, 7 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Michelle Alva, P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and Intuitive Healer
There is more we can do to help our bodies and mind heal. With Energy Psychology, we can learn techniques to promote deep relaxation and balance, and create new empowering belief systems that promote healthy behaviors and wellbeing. Join us to re-connect to joy and clarity and focus the body towards a new normal full of peace and harmony. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Yoga as Medicine: Fine-Tune Your Body and Mind
Mondays, April 4 & 18 and May 2 and 16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Lise Efronson
Yoga Instructor
The benefits of Yoga are both physical and emotional, and studies have shown that a yoga practice during cancer treatment can improve physical symptoms by reducing stress and anxiety. We will practice meditation, gently-guided movement and longer shavasana; and will end the class with a cup of tea and light snack. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
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Ask the Expert: Current Breast Cancer Treatments
Monday, April 4, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Starr Koslow Mautner, M.D.
Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology Surgery
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mautner about the latest research and treatments for breast cancer; including breast-conserving lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph-node dissection and biopsy. As a research fellow, Dr. Mautner investigated the safety and efficacy of nipple-sparing mastectomy, the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and the molecular genetics of Lobular Carcinoma In Situ. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 


Ask the Expert: Progress in the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Thursday, April 7, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Antonio F. Muiña, M.D.
Hematology / Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute / Baptist Health South Florida

We welcome Dr. Muiña to present the latest research and treatments for advanced prostate cancer; including immunotherapy, secondary hormonal manipulation and radiopharmaceuticals. Join us to learn about these important treatment updates. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Ask the Expert: Long-Term Health Monitoring after Breast Cancer
Friday, April 15, 10 – 11:30 am
Guest Speaker: Alejandra Perez, M.D.
Director, Breast Cancer Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center - Plantation

Follow-up care is important to help maintain good health, manage any side effects from treatment, watch for signs that the cancer may have come back, and screen for other types of cancer. Join Dr. Perez as she discusses the benefits of long-term health monitoring after treatment for breast cancer and learn what a follow-up care plan may include. Women recovering from breast cancer are encouraged to follow established guidelines for good health, such as reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, not smoking, eating a balanced diet, and following cancer screening recommendations. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Ask the Expert: Intimacy & Sexuality after Gynecological Cancer
Wednesday, April 20, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Marilyn Volker, Ed.D.
Our Gynecological Cancers Networking Group invites you to join Dr. Marilyn Volker for a discussion on the physical and emotional impact a gynecological cancer diagnosis may have on women. During and after treatment, women may develop insecurities and emotional distress about changes in their body. As a sexologist, Dr. Volker can talk about common fears related to intimacy and sexuality and how to effectively communicate them to your doctor and or/partner. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

 

The Mid-Year Resolution:
Cancer Survivorship and Recommitting to Your Health

Monday, May 16, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Stacy Cutrono, Ph.D., CES
Exercise Oncology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

May is the perfect time to re-examine your health goals and hone your strategies to ensure your success. Dr. Cutrono will discuss a clear, easy way to understand and organize your health goals for the second half of the year. She will discuss exercise, nutrition, and stress management as key components of your health goals. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences and ask questions. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

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

WE THANK THE NACRON FAMILY CANCER SURVIVORSHIP NETWORKING GROUP FOR GENEROUSLY PRESENTING THE FOLLOWING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Leaky Gut: How to Improve Your Health from the Inside Out
Wednesday, April 20, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Raymond Tolmos, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Frontier Spine and Health Care

Dr. Tolmos will discuss the role of functional medicine in overall health care. He will highlight Leaky Gut Syndrome and the new understanding of how our intestinal health affects all aspects of our wellbeing, from mood and concentration to more serious states such as auto-immune disorders and even cancers. Education and information are the first steps in living well. Join us for this important talk and invite a fellow survivor.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Survivorship Care:
Strategies for Recovery, Wellness, and Prevention

Wednesday, May 18, 7 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: M. Beatriz Currier, M.D.
Medical Director, Cancer Support Services
Miami Cancer Institute

Dr. Currier will review the most common physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment which may impact the quality of life of cancer survivors. An emphasis on specific strategies to manage these symptoms will be discussed, as well as lifestyle changes that promote wellness and cancer prevention. Join us for this important talk and invite a fellow survivor.
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Exercise: A Powerful Tool in Cancer Survivorship
Wednesday, May 18, 7 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Cathee Connor, CLM
Certified Lebed/Healthy Steps Dance & Exercise Specialist
Miami Cancer Institute

Exercise is a powerful tool in the flight for the recovery from cancer and should be part of the wellness routine of almost all survivors. Ms. Connor will present the latest guidelines in exercise to help cancer survivors design a workout program that is safe and effective. She will also demonstrate how exercise can be a fun and safe part of your daily routines.
Join us for this important presentation/demo and invite a fellow survivor.
Click here for a flyer about this event.


Alper JCC

Site: The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Building 4 , Cultural Arts Center
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, M.S.Ed., LMHC. 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 GRANT FROM 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. 232

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. 232

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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