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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




The Cognitive Effects of Chemotherapy and the Facts Behind Chemobrain
Thursday, July 24, 7 - 9 pm
Speakers: Ingrid Barrera, Psy.D. and Maria Rueda-Lara, M.D.
UM Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
UMHC/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Many persons treated with chemotherapy report lingering cognitive side effects including memory loss, forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating, among others. The difficulties can emerge in the weeks and months after chemotherapy completion. Drs. Barrera and Rueda-Lara, will discuss the impact of chemotherapy on day-to-day cognitive function. They will also share current research about the very common but poorly understood “chemobrain”. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 6:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Lymphedema Today: Important Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
Thursday, August 21, 6 - 8 pm
Speakers: Marina Maduro, PT, DPT, WCC, CLT,-LANA and Laura Castroviejo, PT, CLT, MLD/CDT
Lymphatic Specialists
Baptist Health South Florida

Women who have been treated for breast cancer may be at risk for lymphedema in the arm, breast, and chest. In this presentation expert physical therapists Maduro and Castroviejo provide a comprehensive overview of lymphedema including prevention, early detection and treatment. They will discuss what lymphedema is, the steps you can take to lower your risk, what signs you can look for, and the latest advances in treatment. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Ask Your Pharmacist: Understanding Your Prescription for Optimal Medicine Management
Wednesday, August 27, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker:Jordan Walter, Pharm D., BCPS
Pharmacist
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oncology pharmacists are actively engaged in all aspects of cancer care - from chemotherapy dose preparation and safety checks, to educating patients about side effects, to drug development research. Ms. Walter will help you review how to understand your prescriptions and how to best utilize your pharmacist as a important resource on your cancer care team. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome. Light dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Creative Corner: Turning a New Color
Wednesday, September 10, 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 September, we will focus on that Fall theme of CHANGE. As the leaves begin to turn from green to orange, the change of season provides us with an opportunity to pause, consider, and gently turn toward what is of ultimate worth in our lives. Join us for a special workshop that will promote mental well-being through paper crafts.

 

Advances in Cell Transplantation: Understanding Implications for Leukemia and Lymphome Treatments
Monday, September 15, 5:30 - 8 pm
Speaker: Krishna Komanduri, M.D.
Director, Adult Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Networking Group welcomes Dr. Komanduri, an expert in immure reconstitution after stem cell transplantation including the role of donor stem cell products on attacking residual cancer cells. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome. Dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Young Women Breast Cancer Survivors: Survive & Thrive
Friday, September 19, 9 am - 12 noon
Speakers: Armando E. Hernandez-Rey, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility and
Max Polo, M.D.
Polo Plastic Surgery, P.A.
Baptist Health South Florida

Part of the best care for cancer includes knowing the latest treatment innovations so that you can decide what is best for you. Dr. Hernandez-Rey will discuss the many options available for fertility preservation or infertility treatment. Dr. Polo will present on the many breast reconstruction techniques. Information like this will help you face cancer treatment and recovery empowered with knowledge. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome.

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:

The Power of Vision Boards for Living Well Today
Wednesday, August 20, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Randa Marder, M.Ed., CPPC
Certified Professional Performance Coach
Through the powerful process of creating your own vision board you can discover and clarify what moves you and inspires you. With the use of humor and wisdom, Ms. Marder will help you explore what is important to you. In the end you will walk out with a couple of steps for creating the life you want for yourself. 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. 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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