Caner Lectures and Events
South Bay Survivorship Consortium Lectures
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
Fight Cancer with a Fork
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Torrance Memorial Hoffman Health Conference Center
Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT
Carolyn is an integrative oncology specialist with 25 years of experience
in clinical nutrition and optimizing wellness throughout the spectrum
of cancer care – from prevention through treatment to survivorship.
You are invited to visit the the Lilly Oncology display Oncology on Canvas
from 5:30 - 6:00 PM.
To register for this free program go to the
South Bay Survivorship Consortium.
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 November 6 &13,
Cost: FREE. For more information and to inquire about upcoming programs
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach
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
American Cancer Society
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
Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive & Progesterone Receptor
(PR) Positive Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
10:30 to 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
How to Get Accommodations at Work
Wednesday, August 2, 2014
12 Noon - 1 pm PST
Presented by CancerandCareers.org this free program will present information
about employment rights, how to get accommodations at work, and options
for taking time off under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the federal laws that protect
cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers in the workplace, and
about additional protections available under state law.
To register, click