From VCU Health: “Today genetic testing is not limited to the doctor’s office. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing can screen for cancer risk in the privacy of your home. Are results useful for health decisions? Can they give reliable information about your risk for cancer and personalize your prevention? Join Dr. John Quillin, a genetic counselor at VCU Massey Cancer Center, as he discusses the benefits and risks of this type of testing.”
Join us on Saturday, July 21st from 1-4pm for Rosé All Day Virginia, A Summer Garden Party to Benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation! The event will feature premium Rosé wines from select Virginia wineries and vineyards. The wines will be professionally judged by The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association. All tickets include a commemorative wine glass to take home, and attendees will be able to vote and participate in the “People’s Choice” category. Attendees will be able to taste the wines, along with small food pairings created by local chefs. Additional food will also be available for purchase. Lawn games, music provided DJ Ryan Kersey, and many opportunities for photo ops will create an amazing, one of a kind day!
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.
This webinar will provide information to help patients think through disclosing their diagnosis, protecting their privacy and managing their online brand. Topics discussed will include:
- Deciding whether to work or take time off
- Accessing rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Online brand management, including thinking through disclosure on social media
- Managing privacy at work and in an online setting
Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:
- What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
- Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
- How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
- Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace
Save the Date! Registration opening soon.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1PM Shotgun Start with dinner to follow
Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Chesterfield
Entry Fee: $125 – golf, cart, dinner and donation to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. Cash bar.
For most people, workplace stress is a given. Add cancer to the mix, and it can become debilitating. In this webinar we will help you think about your priorities and how you can balance your job, family and own well-being to avoid letting stress get the best of you. Discussion will include how to:
- Preserve what is most important to you during and after your treatment
- Identify tools to help you maintain your best performance at work
- Stay in control of your work and your life
- Set reasonable boundaries at work and express them professionally
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.
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