Monthly Program Highlights

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Lower Level, Auditorium, Wednesday, Apr 19, 5-6pm
Dr. David Heyer, board certified medical oncologist with the Inova Medical Group will provide an update from the American Institution for Cancer Research to help you make the best decisions for your health.

Conference: Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer

Life with Cancer Family Center, Saturday, Apr 22, 8:30am-2:15pm

Join us for a day of interactive learning featuring physicians and other healthcare professionals presenting information and practical tools to help you live well with advanced breast cancer.

Topics: Treatment including systemic therapy and radiation. Breakout sessions for: ER+, HER2+, and triple negative treatments. Also research update.

Speakers:  Ashish Chawla, MD;  David Heyer, MD; Kathleen Harnden, MD;  Mary Wilkinson, MD;  Margaret Howard, MD; Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C.

Integrative Health Workshops:  (Please dress comfortably) Compassion Cultivation, Sam Lolak, MD, Psychiatrist, Psycho –Oncologist; Bollywood Dancing: Jaya Bhatt; and Restorative Yoga to Manage Pain: Judy Eskovitz, CYT.

Civil Rights Protections in the Workplace: Understanding the benefits of ADA when you have Cancer

Life with Cancer Family Center, Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:30 PM

Matthew Barkley, Director of Disability Services Planning and Development for Fairfax County will talk about the recent expansion of ADA to address workplace protections for people who have cancer and their family members to include symptoms such as pain, neuropathy, cognitive disabilities, mobility issues, and fatigue etc.  The ADA was also expanded and clarified to protect people with cancers that are episodic in nature, and even offers protections for people while their cancer is in remission. Registration is required.

Care for the Caregiver: A Morning of Connection, Companionship and Self-Care

Life with Cancer Family Center, Saturday, Apr 29, 8:15am-12pm
If you are the caregiver of someone with cancer we understand the importance of support and community. Please join us for a morning of connection and self-care. In addition to opportunities to meet other caregivers in a casual and supportive environment we call “Caregiver Conversations”; you will have the opportunty to sign-up for various self-care workshops such as gentle yoga, guided meditation, art therapy, Zentangle, and topic-specific discussion groups. Space is limited and registration is required by the Wednesday prior to the event. Participants can sign-up for workshops when they come to the event. Registration is required.