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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




Cancer Survivorship, Body Image and Wellbeing: Loving Yourself Inside & Out
Thursday, April 9, 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 healthy ways of appreciating our bodies. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Ask the Doctor: What We Need to Know About Leukemia
Monday, April 13, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Roman T. Swords, M.D., FRCPI, FRCPath
Co-Leader Leukemia/Lymphoma/Myeloma Site Disease Group
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Join us in welcoming Dr. Swords for a presentation on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia, including novel therapies and the management of side effects of treatments. This presentation offers an important opportunity for people to gather vital information that may empower them to make informed decisions about their health care. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Cancer Survivorship: The Important Role of Stress Management and Relaxation
Thursday, April 16, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Maxine Hart-Weinstein, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
On staff at Baptist Health Hospitals

While some may underplay the negative impact of stress with "It is just part of life", but there’s strong evidence that we should take it seriously. In recent years, research has been able to definitively show how chronic stress can negatively affect health including immune function, blood sugar levels, cardiovascular disease, and many other aspects of health relevant to cancer survivors. This program will teach easy stress management techniques. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Ask the Doctor: Latest Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment
Wednesday, May 6, 6 - 8 pm
Speaker: Raja Mudad, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Raja Mudad for a presentation on the latest advances in the treatment of lung cancer. This presentation offers an important opportunity for people to gather vital information that may empower them to make informed decisions about their health care. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Cancer Treatment in the 21st Century: Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care
Thursday, May 27, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker:Leonard A. Kalman, M.D.
Deputy Medical Director, Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Join us as we welcome Dr. Kalman for an early look at Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health’s ambitious project to transform cancer care in South Florida. Dr. Kalman will discuss personnel, programs, and technologies planned for the Institute. Centered on ten “pillars” of cancer care, he will discuss each in the context of what it means to cancer patients and their friends and family, with a special focus on navigation, “patient centeredness”, and shared decision-making. Attendees will also get a “virtual tour” of the spectacular new building planned for opening in late 2016. 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 following two educational programs:

The Impact of Color on Feelings of Wellbeing
Wednesday, April 15, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Judith Homer
Licensed Interior Designer
Amazing Space, Inc.

Scientists have studied the effect of color on our mood, health and way of thinking for many years. Our preference of one color over another may have something to do with the way color makes us feel physically and emotionally. Find out how small changes in your living environment can help you feel better and enjoy your home. Invite a fellow cancer survivor or caregiver!

 

Cancer Transitions®: Moving Beyond Cancer Treatment
Wednesday, May 20, June 17, and July 15, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Peggy Rios, Ph.D.
Program Director
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami

Cancer Transitions® is an evidence-based program developed by the Cancer Support Community and the LIVESTRONG Foundation to support and empower survivors as they transition from active treatment to post-treatment. The multi-session program covers the benefits of exercise, nutrition, emotional support, and medical management - core issues for cancer survivors. Our research shows that both men and women who participate can experience:
• Less worry about the negative impacts of cancer
• Better physical and social functioning
• More commitment to physical activity
• Improvements in fat related dietary habits
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.
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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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