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Caner Lectures and Events

South Bay Survivorship Consortium Lectures

The South Bay Cancer Survivorship Consortium offers lectures on a variety of oncology-related topics throughout the year.

Breast Self-Examination Training

If you are a woman, you owe yourself a visit to the Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center for free breast self-examination training. A registered nurse who is a Certified Breast Self-Exam Trainer and specializes in all aspects of breast health. Classes are offered throughout the year. Free of charge but reservations required. Contact the Breast Health Navigator RN at Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center at 310-784-6335 for more information.

Torrance Memorial Health Education

The Torrance Memorial Health Education department offers a wide array of classes, activities and lectures to encourage wellness and healthy living.

Torrance Memorial Survivors Day Event

Every June the Torrance Memorial Cancer Institute offers a free event to celebrate cancer survivors in our community. The event includes a pasta dinner, speaker and patient recognitions and is open to cancer survivors in the community and their loved ones. The event in 2014 will be on Tuesday June 3, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. and the speaker will be Chris Ayers, a leukemia survivor who uses art, animals and humor for therapeutic healing through his The Daily Zoo sketchbook. Four books have been published in The Daily Zoo series, and Chris still keeps the doctor at bay with a drawing a day. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-4665.

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Torrance Memorial Professional Education

Torrance Memorial offers the Oncology Symposium each year. In 2014 the symposium will be held on Friday, April 11.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Torrance Memorial offers ongoing promotion of breast cancer awareness, screening and early detection. To learn more about your risk for breast cancer, lifestyle strategies that may reduce risk and recommended screening, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-4665. Through the Torrance Memorial Speakers Bureau, nurses with advanced training in breast health are available to provide lectures to community groups on breast cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. To learn about activities scheduled in October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, contact the Breast Health Nurses at the Breast Diagnostic Center at 310-784-6335.

Programs in the South Bay

life after breast cancer

Are you a young breast cancer survivor under the age of 45, 6-12 months out of treatment? Do you have questions or concerns about survivorship? Do you think about any of the following:

  • Fear of Recurrence
  • Coping with the "new normal"
  • Fatigue & Chemobrain
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships & Intimacy

Join other young survivors like yourself for our "Life After Breast Cancer" program. A two day seminar where you can share your concerns and learn skills to cope and thrive in your survivorship.The next program is scheduled for January 2015.

Cost: FREE. For more information and to inquire about upcoming programs call 310-517-4665

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach

The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach offers support groups and free educational programs for cancer patients, and their families and loved-ones. Check out their website for South Bay activities.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Epidemiological Research Program is seeking men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 and who have never had cancer to participate in its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The purpose of this historic nationwide research study is to better understand lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that may cause cancer or reduce cancer risk. The study holds the potential to protect future generations from getting cancer.

National Teleconferences and Webinars

Strength After Cancer: How to Safely Progress with an Exercise Program from Treatment to Survivorship

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
4 pm PST

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine, this free webinar will address what you need to know about exercising safely after cancer while receiving the greatest benefits: developing an exercise routine, setting goals, assessing progress, managing fatigue and preventing/addressing lymphedema. Pre-registration is required. To register click here.

Talking with Our Children

Thursday, December 4, 2014
3:30 p.m. PST

Sponsored by the Cancer Support Community, this interactive webinar will discuss what children of different ages understand about cancer, key points on how to talk with children about cancer, tips for answering common questions that children may have, as well as tools to help support your child. At the end of the webinar there will be an opportunity for a question and answer session. For more information and to register for this can't-miss educational event click here.

The Ins and Outs of Oral Therapy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
3:30 PST

Innovative oral therapies are becoming more common in cancer treatment, and they are often more convenient to patients--allowing them to continue their daily activities without having to schedule a hospital visit for their next treatment. In many states, however, oral therapies are more expensive to the patient than intravenous (IV) medications due to complexities in health care coverage. Starting January 1, 2015, this will change for countless numbers of patients in states around the country, thanks to new laws to limit what they pay each month.

Sponsored by the Cancer Support Community this free webinar will provide details about these new state laws and help patients understand how to take advantage of these important changes.For more information and to register, click here.

Clinical Trials in a New Age: Part I What You Need to Know – The History, Myths and Truths about Clinical Trials

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5 pm PST

Free national webinar sponsored by Sharsheret for those living with breast or ovarian cancer about clinical trials. Part II: How You Can Connect to Clinical Trials will be February 25, 2015. For more information or to register email webinar@sharsheret.org or call 866-474-2774.

Addressing the Needs of Lung Cancer Caregivers

Thursday, December 11, 2014
3:30 pm PST

Caring for a loved one with lung cancer can be challenging. To help cope with these challenges, this free webinar sponsored by the Cancer Support Community will provide information, resources and tips for caregivers who are caring for a person living with lung cancer.

At the end of the webinar, there will be an opportunity for a question and answer session. For more information and to register, click here.

Update on Lymphoma from the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:30 – 11:30 am PST

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference. To register or receive more information call 1 800 813 HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org

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