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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

Digging into the Data: Understanding the Benefits of Ovarian Suppression for Young Women

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
9:00 am – 10:00 am, PT

Presented by Living Beyond Breast Cancer this free webinar will feature Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, discussing the new findings from the Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) which found that adding ovarian suppression to adjuvant exemestane (Aromasin) or to tamoxifen significantly reduced a premenopausal woman's risk for recurrence. During this webinar you will: learn more about the implications of these trial results and how it may impact your care, learn about the side effects and quality of life impacts of ovarian suppression and how to manage these impacts, hear from young women affected by breast cancer about their experience with ovarian suppression and explore what questions to ask your doctor and concerns you need to consider when making your treatment decisions around ovarian suppression. Register by calling (855) 807-6386 or click here .

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015
10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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

The Latest Developments reported at the 37 th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

January 28, 2015
10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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

Fear of Recurrence

Thursday, January 29, 2015
9:00 am – 10:00 am PT

Presented by Living Beyond Breast Cancer this free webinar will feature Allison Nilsen, LCSW, who will help you: better understand your fear of recurrence, learn about practical tools for managing your fears, and recognize when fears are turning into something larger that may need a different kind of support. Register by calling (855) 807-6386 or click here .

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