Calendar of Events

Oct 15 – Dec 7 all-day

Do you have Medicare? The Open Enrollment Period to make changes to your Medicare coverage begins on October 15 and will end on December 7.

As there will be changes to how much it costs for Medicare Part B and Part D plans, it can be worth your while to shop around and make sure you have coverage that works for you. Any changes you make to your Medicare coverage will take effect January 1.

If you or a loved one is managing the costs of care due to cancer, understanding your Medicare options is especially important. Prescriptions used to help manage pain and nausea or to treat cancer can be costly and enrolling in the right prescription drug coverage is important. As you may have seen in the news, drug prices have been on the rise, and this includes drugs that are being used to treat cancer.

Still have questions? Watch thi webinar on Making Sense of the Medicare Maze:

Nov 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Genomic Testing & Molecular Analysis, Before You Begin Treatment
  • Specific Examples of How Genomic Testing Directs Treatment Decisions for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • The Role of Precision Medicine & Targeted Treatments
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Genomic Testing to Guide Your Treatment Choices
  • Tips to Manage Common Treatment Side Effects
  • What’s Promising in the Future for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Post Mastectomy Prosthetics & Specialized Garments @ Varina Library
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Determining what one’s options are post mastectomy can be extremely confusing when you factor in insurance coverage. Join CancerLINC and Leigh Thurston, Certified Mastectomy Fitter and owner of Stepping Stone Women’s Center to learn about the unique issues patient’s face and what they can do when trying to decide on post mastectomy supplies.

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

Register here.

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.

Komen Conversations @ Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Building Conference Room
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for the Komen Conversations presented by Bon Secours Health System on Thursday, November 15 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM featuring Laura Watkins, RD, CSO, CNSE, Oncology Dietitian, who will discuss Nutrition Through the Holidays for Survivors.

Through Komen Conversations, our goal is to bring together our community of survivors, co-survivors, family members, and individuals at risk for developing breast cancer to hear from local experts from Bon Secours who will speak to topics relevant to the survivor experience.

Come meet fellow survivors and engage in thoughtful conversation.

Update on CAR-T Cell Therapy for People Living with Lymphoma
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Understanding CARs – Chimeric Antigen Receptors
  • When to Consider CAR-T Cell Therapy as a Treatment Option for Lymphoma
  • Clinical Trials for CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Discussion of CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Managing Potential Treatment Side Effects
  • Specific Examples of How CAR-T Cell Therapy May Contribute to Your Lymphoma Treatment Choices
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • The Benefits of CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Follow-Up Care: What to Expect
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
What’s New in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Lung Cancer, including Standard of Care
  • The Role of Chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology & Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • Role of Precision Medicine in Informing Treatment Options
  • How Clinical Trials Contribute to Treatment Choices
  • Managing Side Effects & Pain
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality of Life Concerns
  • Nutritional Concerns & Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
FDA Public Workshop: Partners in Progress 2018 – Cancer Patient Advocates and FDA @ FDA White Oak Campus Building 31, Room 1503 - Great Room
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The FDA Oncology Center of Excellence will hold its second annual educational workshop for new cancer patient advocates, “Partners in Progress: Cancer Patient Advocates and FDA.” The objectives are to provide basic training on the role of the FDA and cancer patient advocates in oncology product development. This broad introduction to FDA regulatory aspects of oncology product development is most relevant to attendees with limited knowledge and experience in cancer product development and patient advocacy.

Attendees will:

  • Learn more about cancer treatment development, diagnosis, devices, drugs, and beyond
  • Hear how patient advocates are crucial to supporting FDA’s mission
  • Hear about recent approvals from CBER, CDER, and CDRH
  • Interact with FDA staff and leadership

Registration is available for both in-person attendance and remote webcast attendance.

In-person attendees will receive complementary beverages and lunch courtesy of the supporting organizations (Cancer Support Community, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Susan G. Komen Foundation).

For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topics Covered

  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Caring for the Person with Lung Cancer
  • Helping Manage Your Loved One’s Treatment
  • The Role of Caregivers in Adherence
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
  • Coping with the Stress of Caregiving;
  • Self-Care Tips
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Update on Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Nov 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join David J. Straus, MD, and Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for an Updat on Marginal Zone Lymphoma.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Julia Rowland, PhD, FAPOS, Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Stewart B. Fleishman, MD, and Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW for Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship.  Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Cancer+Careers: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Changes in the body are common during and after cancer treatments and, understandably, may impact body image and self-confidence. For survivors who are either working through treatment or returning to work, knowing how to recognize negative body image and manage the feelings that accompany it can help reduce on-the-job anxiety, improve performance, and increase the ability to succeed professionally after cancer. In this webinar we will discuss:

  • 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
  • Techniques to maintain or increase self-confidence while working or when returning to work