EDUCATION

Knowledge is power! Learning about cancer, treatment, and coping can help you take a more active role in your cancer or caregiving experience. Educational workshops with CSC feature expert speakers on a variety of topics relevant to people with cancer and their loved ones, such as new discoveries in cancer treatment, managing side effects, mental health, cutting edge oncology research, and more.

FRANKLY SPEAKING ABOUT CHRONIC BLOOD CANCERS

Michael Adashek, DO, St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Center

Join us for a workshop focused on chronic blood cancers: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Dr. Adashek will discuss various aspects of living with a chronic blood cancer, including standard and cutting-edge treatment options, side effect management, and fostering effective communication with your healthcare team. After his presentation, Dr. Adashek will allow plenty of time for questions.

Monday, September 20, 6-7:30 pm

PERSONALIZED TREATMENTS FOR GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS 

Karen Mclean, MD, PhD, Michigan Medicine

This workshop will focus on cutting-edge discoveries in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. The number of tests used to guide personalized treatment options is increasing and has led to breakthroughs including PARP inhibitors for ovarian cancer, immunotherapy for endometrial and cervical cancers, and other new targeted treatments based on tumor testing. Often described as the next frontier in cancer care, the evolving field of personalized medicine is fascinating and hopeful. Join us to learn more!

Wednesday, September 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

GETTING ENERGIZED: USING SELF ACUPRESSURE AND DIET TO EMPOWER CANCER SURVIVORS IN TREATING FATIGUE

Suzie Zick, ND, MPH, Michigan Medicine

Low energy or fatigue is a common and burdensome problem for many people diagnosed with cancer even years after the end of treatment. In this talk, we will focus on the research of two self-help treatments for low energy: a whole foods diet called the Fatigue Reduction Diet and self-acupressure. We’ll start with a presentation from Dr. Zick on the evidence and then move into some experiential practice where you’ll learn acupressure techniques.

Tuesday, October 12, 6-7:30 pm

FRANKLY SPEAKING ABOUT CANCER: MAKING TREATMENT DECISIONS

Robin Fowler, MSN, RN, St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Center

Whether you were recently diagnosed or you’ve been living with cancer for years, making decisions about your care can be a complicated and emotional experience. This free workshop will offer an in-depth discussion of the decision-making process throughout the trajectory of cancer care, including considerations about your values and priorities, quality of life concerns, cost of care, and more.

Wednesday, October 27, 6-7:30 pm

To access our library of prerecorded educational workshops, visit: cancersupportannarbor.org/ondemand.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SAFETY

By participating in the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor’s virtual programs, you are agreeing to adhere to our policies regarding the confidentiality and safety of our members.