Education and community outreach are an important aspect of the cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship services we offer at Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute. From one-time events to weekly or monthly programs to annual observances, we offer a busy calendar of interesting, informative and even interactive events for the South Bay community.

Upcoming Local Programs

Trust Your Gut: Colorectal Cancer Education & Prevention
March 21, 2018

Hear from the experts on the latest developments of diagnosing and preventing colon cancer:

  • How a colonoscopy can help prevent cancer and save your life
  • What to expect during a colonoscopy
  • Risk factors
Speakers:
  • Minh Nguyen, M.D., Gastroenterology
  • Vijay Muraliraj, M.D., Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Donny Baek, M.D., Radiology

5:30 - 7 p.m. - Free colorectal cancer screening** & health fair
7 - 9 p.m. - Lecture

**Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) for colorectal cancer and lab test will be offered and facilitated. FREE to first 200 guests

FREE — NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Location: Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90505


National Webinars & Programs

March


Balancing Work & Cancer: Job Search

Wednesday, March 8, 2018 3 pm PT

Presented by Cancer+Careers this free webinar will address looking for a new position during or after cancer treatment. Get tips on creating an effective resume, sharpening your interviewing skills (and dealing with questions on resume gaps) and more.steps for rebuilding your credit, dealing with medical bills, options for financial assistance and considerations before filing for bankruptcy.

To register click here

Treatment update on Renal Cell Cancer

Friday, March 9, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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

Advances in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Monday, March 12, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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

Update on the Treatment of Bladder Cancer: Part I of Living with Bladder Cancer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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

Updates from the 2017 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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

Cancer Survivorship Care Plans & Late Effects

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1J0pm PST

Presented by Triage Cancer, this free webinar will discuss the elements of an effective care plan, share ways to access plans, explain long-term and late-term side effects that some cancer survivors may experience, and provide information on screening options related to those side effects.To register click here

For Caregivers: Practical Tips to Cope with Your Loved One’s Bladder Cancer: Part II of Living with Bladder Cancer

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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

Navigating the Health Care Maze

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10 am PT

Presented by the Cancer Legal Resource Center this free webinar will address the complex issues in navigating health insurance. This webinar will give an overview of how to navigate health insurance, including insurance basics, current insurance options, consumer protections, insurance appeals, and ways to maintain or change coverage To register click here

Update on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Monday, March 26, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

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


Cancer Lectures & Events

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 310-517-7077. 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.

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 at Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center at 310-784-6335 for more information.

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.

South Bay Survivorship Consortium Lectures

The South Bay Cancer Survivorship Consortium offers lectures on a variety of oncology-related topics throughout the year. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-7707.

Torrance Memorial Health Education

The Torrance Memorialn 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 celebrates cancer survivors in our community. The event includes dinner, a guest speaker and survivor tributes. The celebration is free for cancer survivors and their family and friends. Space is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-7077.