Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cancer Connections December Meeting

Please join us Wednesday December 14th, noon to 1 at Hope Lodge,  for our last meeting of 2011.  We will have a short presentation by Matthew Tenney about the new Kids Kicking Cancer program (matthew@truefreedomfoundation.org), which meets on Mondays at the Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine.  The rest of the hour will be spent in a "Meet and Greet" format. This will give cancer-related care and service providers an opportunity to meet fellow healthcare professionals from this area, and to share information.  Please bring any informational brochures, business cards, fliers, coupons, etc. that you would like others to take with them for future reference. As always, we welcome cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.  This is a good opportunity for you to learn about the services available to you, including support groups.

Please be sure to pass on this invitation to anyone who might like to join us.
RSVP if possible, please, by 5 p.m.  Monday, December 12th. Email: BnBBarb@aol.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ligth the Night Walk

Light the Night walk is THIS Thursday (November 17, 2011) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium/North Lawn on the University of Florida. Each survivor will get an illuminated balloon and T-shirt for participating in the walk. All other walkers will be named “Champion for Cures” if they raise $100 and will get a balloon, T-shirt, and refreshments. Hope you all can make this wonderful event as we raise money for LLS!

Florida Cancer Specialists
Web: www.flcancer.com

Monday, November 14, 2011

Support Group Facilitator Needed

The Community Cancer Center of North Florida is looking for someone to facilitate a general cancer support group at their clinic in Lake City the second Thursday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. The day and time may be negotiable.

If interested, or for more information, please contact Sarah Gillespie at 720-982-7727 or sgillespie@epluscancercare.com

Cancer Connections has its own Facebook page

Thanks to Kathy Travis of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine,
Cancer Connections now has its own facebook page!


Cancer Connections November Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday November 16 at noon at Hope Lodge for a presentation by Susan Swirlbul of Caretenders Home Health Care.  Susan will be talking about Caretenders' unique palliative care program for "homebound" geriatric patients.  This program is ideal for patients experiencing a life threatening or life limiting illness.  This is care that focuses on patient/family quality of life, pain and symptom relief, health care choices and the "whole" patient experience.  Caretenders'  palliative care program is not Hospice care, but could be an appropriate precursor.

We ask that you RVSP to Barb Thomas, bnbbarb@aol.com,  no later than Monday November 14th.  This helps to ensure that we will have enough food on hand for everyone attending.

Do Complementary Therapies Work? – Ask the expert about herbs, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies

CancerConnect Live Web Chat with Dr. Barrie Cassileth, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Cassileth is a world-renowned authority in integrative medicine. She is a researcher, educator, and planner who has worked in complementary (integrative) medicine and the psychosocial aspects of cancer care for more than 25 years.  She has just released a new book, The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care. MSKCC’s Integrative Medicine Service’s Web site, www.MSKCC.org , offers evidence-based information about herbs, vitamins, and unproved cancer treatments at no charge to professionals and the public.

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM EST you’ll have the opportunity to hear a brief presentation and to ask the expert, Dr. Barrie Cassileth, about helpful, evidence-based complementary therapies. You’ll learn how to recognize bogus “treatments” you will want to avoid.

To submit questions and register, visit: http://cancerconnect.com/dr-cassileth-webchat/