Making sense of the complex world of breast cancer can be overwhelming. Whether you are facing a personal diagnosis or that of a friend or loved one, there are many steps you can take to help you better understand the many faces of this disease. Learn about your personal risk and ways to take an active role in your breast health. Read about being a survivor, or offering support to a breast cancer survivor. Find local resources available to assist you. Becoming informed and empowered is the first step in battling this disease.
Click here to use our interactive tutorial to better understand the development of breast cancer, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.
There are upcoming webinars and teleconferences that can be very educational:
April 17, 2012 at Noon: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Medical Update
Whether newly diagnosed or moving forward after treatment, understanding the latest news about triple-negative breast cancer is important. During this April teleconference, Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, will share the latest medical updates on triple-negative breast cancer, answer questions and provide insight on where to find additional resources. In addition, particpants will gain insight on which people are at highest risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer, the types of treatments available in early-stage and metastatic disease and updates on the latest research and promising new developments in the pipeline.
Click here to register online or register by calling (610) 645-4567.
April 19, 2012: Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals
Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?
Learn how to advise your patients at Cancer and Careers' free series of teleconferences/webinars designed just for you. To learn more, including accreditation information, click here.
April 24, May 15, June 19, July 17, 2012 12:30-1:30 (Central Time): Using Mind/Body Techniques to Cope with the Stress of Survivorship
CancerCare, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Survivorship and Office of Communications and Education, LIVESTRONG, American Cancer Society, Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, is pleased to invite you to participate in a free, four-part workshop series. The series will take place on Tuesdays, from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time – April 24, May 15, June 19 and July 17. You can listen to these workshops on the telephone or via live streaming through the internet.
This free series is made possible by support from the National Cancer Institute and LIVESTRONG and offers cancer survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns that arise after treatment ends.
Workshops in the series are:
Part I, Using Mind/Body Techniques to Cope with the Stress of Survivorship -- April 24th
Part II, Recapturing Joy and Finding Meaning -- May 15th
Part III, Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers -- June 19th
Part IV, Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy -- July 17th
These workshops are free– no phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required. To register, and for more information, simply go to the CancerCare website, www.cancercare.org/connect.
We are very excited to offer this telephone workshop series to you. We hope that you will join us and that you will share this information with others.
May 23, July 19, October 24, 2012: Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice
Join us on one (or all!) of our teleconferences where you can ask any and all questions you may have for a career coach or legal expert.
Career Coach: Julie Jansen, Executive and Career Coach and Author
Legal Expert: Joanna L. Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; Principal, North Star Alliances
For more information, and to register, click here.