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.


Local Programs


Webinars

Balancing Work & Cancer: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10 am PT

Presented by Cancer+Careers this free webinar will address how body image may be impacted by cancer and the effect of body changes at work, practical tips and resources for understanding the feelings that may accompany unexpected changes in your body, and techniques to maintain or increase self-confidence while working or when returning to work.

To register click here

What's New in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

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 Rare Sarcomas

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

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 on the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

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

Life with Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) Post Allogeneic Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplantation: New Treatment Approaches

Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Health Insurance Updates and Open Enrollment for 2020

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12 noon PT

This free program is presented by the Cancer Legal Resource Center The U.S. Health Care System is constantly changing. In this webinar, you will get up-to-date information about the Affordable Care Act and other health insurance rules/regulations, and the information you need to be prepared for this year’s Open Enrollment period. This webinar will give an overview of consumer protections, and ways to maintain or change coverage, whether you are shopping on or off the health insurance marketplace. To register click here

Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time

Current Perspectives in the Treatment of Metastatic Gastric Cancer

Monday, September 9, 2019 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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


Lectures & Events

Torrance Memorial Survivors Day Event

Every June, the Torrance Memorial Hunt 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.

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


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