Calendar of Events

Dec
19
Tue
2017
CancerLINC: Maintaining Your Mental Health During Cancer Treatment @ Petersburg Public Library
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Dec
20
Wed
2017
CancerCARE: Update on Clinical Trials & Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Register here: https://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops?register=629

Workshop Topics
• Overview of Clinical Trials
• Why Clinical Trials Are Important as a Treatment
Option
• Current Research in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
• Investigational New Drugs in Clinical Trials
• What Happens in a Clinical Trial
• The Meaning of Informed Consent
• Benefits & Risks of Participation
• How & Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
• How to Participate in Clinical Trials
• Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
about Clinical Trials
• Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
• Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Jan
22
Mon
2018
CancerLINC: Estate Planning 101 @ Varina Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
24
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Taking Time Off and Paying for it
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Understanding how federal and state laws, employer policies, and disability insurance work together is key to being able to take time off work, maintain an income, and protect your job and employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. There are also options for caregivers who need to take time off work. This session will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family & Medical Leave Act, state leave laws, and disability insurance options, and explain how they can work together for you.

Feb
5
Mon
2018
CancerLINC: Tax Tips for Maximizing Your Healthcare Deductions @ Sandston Library
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
7
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Cancer Nutrition–Tips and Truths
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Are you confused about what is fact when it comes to nutrition and cancer? Everyone seems to have an opinion on what you should eat but you wonder which suggestions actually have evidence. In this session, we will cover topics including popular nutrition myths, 5 core truths about nutrition and cancer, nutrition tips for managing side effects, and what to eat for optimal well-being for cancer survivors during and after treatment. Get your questions answered as Julie coaches you through facts, truths and practical methods to decide what’s right for you!

Feb
28
Wed
2018
CancerLINC: Tax Tips for Maximizing Your Healthcare Deductions @ Tuckahoe Library
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
13
Tue
2018
Triage Cancer: Cancer Survivorship Plans and Late Effects
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register here.

Cancer Survivorship Care Plans can be valuable tools to understand the cancer treatment you have received and how it impacts your ongoing follow up care after cancer treatment is completed. This session 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.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
CancerLINC: Estate Planning 101 @ Tuckahoe Library
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
29
Thu
2018
CancerLINC: Sorting Through the Financial Issues of a Serious Illness @ Fairfield Library
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
11
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Caregivers– Learn to Listen to Yourself and Cultivate Self-Care Habits
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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The role of the caregiver can be deeply meaningful and intimate. Yet the emotional, practical, and physical demands of the role can be mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. It is common to lose sight of your own needs. This webinar will provide tips to help you learn to listen to yourself, become more mindful of your unique stress responses, and develop habits you can use to care for yourself along the way. When your needs are acknowledged and met, you become a stronger and more capable caregiver.

May
16
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Fostering Resiliency in Families Facing Cancer
May 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Register here.

When someone is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. A common concern is how to support children and teens through a parent or loved one’s diagnosis. Resilience is defined as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. While some people have a natural ability to “bounce back” from challenging situations, most of us need help in navigating something as serious as a cancer diagnosis. Learn how to engage your natural strengths, pull together specific resources, and build new skills to create a stronger and more resilient family.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer:
Jun 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Too often patients learn about palliative care only when their cancer is advanced, but evidence tells us that earlier integration of palliative care is best. We’ll explore strategies to move palliative care upstream to improve quality of life for both patients and their families.

Jul
12
Thu
2018
Triage Cancer: Hot Topics in the Law
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Get the latest updates on federal, state, and local laws that have an impact on the cancer community, including medical marijuana, death with dignity, and paid leave.

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Understanding and Managing Pain
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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While pain may be common during and after cancer treatment, it is not something you just have to “live with.” This webinar will review different types of pain as well as effective management. Dr. Yvette Colón will provide tips for tracking your pain levels, considering treatment options, talking about pain with your health care team,  and other practical suggestions for dealing with pain during and after treatment.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
Triage Cancer: Medicare–An In-Depth Look
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register here.

There are almost 50 million Americans who rely on Medicare for their health care needs. Whether you have been on Medicare for years, or this is the first year you are eligible, you may still have questions about how to choose your coverage. This webinar will cover the basics of the Medicare system, including how to become eligible, the different “Parts,” financial assistance, supplemental coverage, and  what to think about during open enrollment.

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Triage Cancer: 10 Tips for Choosing and Using Health Insurance
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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There are three main ways to get health insurance: through an employer, by buying a policy directly from an insurance company, or through a governmental plan (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Regardless of how you get your health insurance, you may have choices. Open enrollment comes up once a year and allows you to make changes to your coverage or to pick a new plan. This webinar will cover the key things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan that works for you. This  webinar will cover the things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan for you.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Triage Cancer: Stress–What it is and What to Do About it
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and practical techniques to get your stress under control.