2020 Oncology Massage Healing Summit

The Oncology Massage Healing Summit is presented by Northwestern Health Sciences University in collaboration with the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).

Oncology massage is a fast growing specialty dedicated to support the safe delivery of massage to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. At our Summit, you will be encouraged, empowered and inspired by many wonderful presenters from across the country and the world. Join us at the Summit to expand your knowledge and network with one another.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)’s Annual Conference

The 2019 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference brings together leading medical and wellness professionals, people affected by breast cancer and caregivers to learn, connect and share. Whether you are recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are in treatment or years beyond it you may have questions, concerns or are just looking to connect to other people who have been impacted by breast cancer. This is the place for you!

Highlights of the conference weekend include:

  • Presentations on the latest research and treatment options
  • Time to socialize, connect and share
  • Tailored information for your sub-type and stage
  • Exhibitors with products and services just for you
  • and much more!

Komen® Idaho Montana’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

This patient-focused conference features Komen Scholar and metastatic breast cancer researcher, Dr. Alana Welm, Ph.D. The conference also includes sessions on clinical trials, coping, and a breakout session for caregivers. You’re also invited to join us for an evening with Living Art of Montana on May 30th at 6:30pm, and a morning reception before the conference begins.

Conference, meals, and activities completely FREE, plus travel reimbursement available.

Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Managing Long-Term Stress

For most people, workplace stress is a given. Add cancer to the mix, and it can become debilitating. In this webinar we will help you think about your priorities and how you can balance your job, family and own well-being to avoid letting stress get the best of you. Discussion will include how to:

  • Preserve what is most important to you during and after your treatment
  • Identify tools to help you maintain your best performance at work
  • Stay in control of your work and your life
  • Set reasonable boundaries at work and express them professionally

This is the fifth of 10 sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and register!

Komen® Wisconsin’s 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium

Join us for the third annual Wisconsin Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium and get the most current information on treatments, research trials, patient support and national issues for metastatic/stage IV breast cancer (MBC).

We’ll cover the latest news in metastatic/ stage IV breast cancer and bring the leading researchers and doctors in our area together with national experts to learn about treatment advances, clinical trials and national advocacy issues for MBC. The Symposium is open to breast cancer patients of any stage and subtype and their caregivers as well as health care professionals.

This event costs $15 to attend. If this fee prohibits you from attending, please contact Gloria at Gloria@KomenWisconsin.org or (414)389-4880 to receive a full scholarship to cover the fee.

Neuropathy webinar

Neuropathy is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. This webinar will talk about what can cause this type of nerve pain in your hands and/or feet, why it’s important to report symptoms to your health care team, and how neuropathy can be treated.

Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

Watch a recording of the online webcast HERE

CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops are a cost-free way to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of your home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone and online.

This workshop is for patients and their families, partners, caregivers, and friends who are interested in learning more strategies for managing a cancer diagnosis and treating eye and vision related changes due to cancer treatments.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments
  • Causes & Risk Factors
  • Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes
  • Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Cataracts, Floaters & Flashing Lights
  • The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Tips to Manage Low Vision
  • How Eye Products May Help You Manage Eye & Vision Changes
  • Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check Ups
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Working Through Treatment

Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:

  • What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
  • Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
  • How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
  • Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace

This is the fourth of 10 sessions in our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series. Click here to learn more about the other sessions and to register!

Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Its Importance in Treating Cancer

Watch a recording of the online webcast HERE

CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops are a cost-free way to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of your home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone and online.

This workshop is for patients and their families, partners, caregivers, and friends who are interested in learning more strategies for managing a cancer diagnosis by taking medications on schedule.

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