Free Teleconference re Advanced Breast C
This is another fine offering from our friends at Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org). If you are not able to participate in the teleconference, there will be transcripts posted later on their site.
I am especially glad to see, in the annual October wash of pink, that attention is being paid to women with advanced disease. It can easily seem that all of the attention is focused on early detection and smiling faces and the suggestion that if you find it early, you are promised a cure. Wish that it were so.
"Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Understand the latest research and treatment advances and learn to improve your quality of life during our free October teleconference series focused on metastatic breast cancer
Speakers: Lidia Schapira, MD, and Steven D. Passik, PhD
Please join us for our free teleconference series, Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer, on Thursday, October 7, and Thursday, October 28. Each teleconference will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Part 1, Treatment and Research Update, will provide you with information on advances in research studies and new therapies to manage breast cancer that has spread to your bones, lungs, brain or liver. Speaker Lidia Schapira, MD, will also give you practical advice on how to talk to your doctor about research studies and how they apply to your care and life.
During Part 2, speaker Steven D. Passik, PhD, will talk about Managing Symptoms and Side Effects. He will discuss topics such as:
• Coping with common side effects of treatment like insomnia, fatigue, pain and changes in mood and appetite
• Using both medical and complementary therapies to help manage symptoms and side effects
• Developing tools to communicate effectively with your doctor about your treatment and its impact on your life
About Our Speakers
Dr. Schapira is a medical oncologist at the Gillette Center for Breast Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schapira's interests are in doctor-patient communication, improving access to clinical trials for the underserved and the psychosocial care of people with cancer.>
Dr. Passik is the associate attending psychologist in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His area of expertise is the psychological effects of cancer, including palliative care and managing symptoms and side effects, with particular attention to pain, depression, nausea and fatigue."
For further information: lbbc.org