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South Bay Survivorship Consortium

The South Bay Survivorship Consortium was formed in 2009 to create a forum where healthcare providers can focus on assuring excellence in survivorship care in our community.

The Consortium's model of coordinated support strives to bring cancer survivors and their loved ones closer to the resources that will give them strength as they complete their cancer treatment and transition back to living their lives to the fullest.

Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of care delivered to cancer survivors in the South Bay Community by providing education and support for cancer survivors and health care providers through the activities of a collaborative partnership of community-based healthcare organizations.

We believe survivorship begins the day of diagnosis for the person diagnosed and his/her loved ones. Survivorship issues should be addressed across the continuum of cancer, from diagnosis through end of life care.

Goals

  • Education of cancer survivors, Primary Care Providers and Oncology Specialists
  • Resource development and implementation to facilitate delivery of high quality, cost effective and appropriate care for cancer survivors
  • Communication of established standards of care for cancer survivorship to survivors and health care professionals

To get more information about the Consortium or ask a question about cancer survivorship issues contact Miriam Sleven, RN, MS, OCN at 310-517-4665 or email miriam.sleven@tmmc.com.


Current Program

Thriving After Cancer: Eating Healthy for Life

May 14, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Torrance Memorial Health Conference Center

Speakers: Debra Nessel, RD, CDE
Ellen Ritter. Executive Chef, CDM, CFPP

This free program is part of the 2014 Cancer Survivorship Nutrition Series presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium.

Thriving After Cancer: Eating Healthy for Life will focus on learning what to eat, how to cook and how to shop for a healthy lifestyle after cancer treatment. Our speakers will provide information to help you create a healthy balanced diet and teach you how to incorporate what you learn into your daily life. A cooking demonstration by our chef will give you great tips for food preparation. You will receive several healthy, easy new recipes and will be able to sign up for a guided tour at a local grocery store.

Come early at 5:30 PM to visit the new Oncology on Canvas art exhibit.

or call 310-517-4660


Past Programs

Managing Post-Treatment Fatigue: Part 2 of Complementary Therapies for Cancer Survivors

Presented Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM. Speakers Arash Asher, M.D., Director, Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Richard Goodman, Tai Chi Expert and Curtis Mann and Dominic Amici from Personal Trainers at End Results Fitness. Video of this program is available for viewing here.

Complementary Therapies for Cancer Survivors, Part 1

Presented Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Speakers were Kate Shieh, MD, fa primary care practitioner with HealthCare Partners, Starrie Lowe, acupuncturist, Johnnette du Rand, oncology masssage therapist and Linda Neal, expert in meditation and guided imagery. Video of this program is available for viewing here.

Genetics and Cancer

Presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Speakers were DeAnna Rice, cancer survivor, and Calvin Chan, MS. Genetic Counselor and Edie Smith, RN, MSN, CNM, WHNP-C from Myriad Genetics. Video of this program is available for viewing here.

Cancer & The Law: From Employment Rights to Healthcare Reform

Presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium. Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Speaker was Anya Prince, Esq. from the Cancer Legal Resource Center. A copy of the slide presentation is available. Video of this program is available for viewing here

Opening the Door to Intimacy: Understanding Sexuality and Self-Esteem for Cancer Survivors

Presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium. Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Speaker was Carolynn Peterson, RN, MS, AOCN. A copy of the slide presentation and handouts are available. Video of this program is available for viewing here.

Nutrition and Cancer: Myths, Controversies and Realities

Presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, speaker was Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT. Video of this program is available for viewing here.