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Presentations

Special Presentations

Please call the Helpline at (650) 326-6686 to reserve your seat at these upcoming presentations.
We’ll have complimentary beverages and snacks, plus friends and family are welcome! Free of charge.


New Treatments for Vaginal Health

Wednesday, March 29
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Sarah Azad, M.D., OB/GYN

Vaginal dryness can be a natural part of aging for women and it can also be a troublesome side effect of some cancer treatments and medications. Join us to learn about the latest treatments to find the ideal solution to suit your needs.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


Understanding the “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”

Tuesday. April 11
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Nancy Birang, B.S., MT (ASCP), NC

Come and learn about the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen” to help you make informed choices about the produce you buy.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


Breast Cancer Fitness

Saturday, April 22
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Vicki McGrath, ACSM-EP-C, HFD, CET, EIM

This class is for all fitness levels during every stage of treatment. The class will focus on strength training, and improving range of motion, flexibility, and balance. The class will be taught by Vicki McGrath. Vicki is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and is a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


Jump-Start Your Job Search

Tuesday, May 9
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Lisa Stotlar, MA Career Counselor, Coach, Consultant

Thinking about taking the leap and looking for a new position? The job market is picking up, but understanding how to approach it and having a strategic plan are key to running a successful search process. This information-packed session will help you jump start things.

To make the most of this session, please email Lisa your resume before the session. Her email is lisa@careergenerations.com.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


Understanding Clinical Trials

Monday, May 15
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Erika Bell, Ph.D., Manager of Medical Information Services at Bay Area Cancer Connections

Clinical trials are integral for the advancement of cancer treatment. Yet, did you know that a mere 3% of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials? In this talk, you will learn about the different types of clinical trials, get tips and tools on how to find an appropriate trial, and dispel common misconceptions.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


Ovarian Cancer: Beyond Treatment, Recovery, and Survivorship

Wednesday, May 17
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, NP

In this session, Nurse Practicioner Arati Jairam-Thodla will guide us in discussing the physical and emotional changes that may accompany treatment for ovarian cancer.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


Palliative Care vs. Hospice: Tell Me the Difference Again?

Monday, June 5
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Debbie Marinaro, Director of Clinical Outreach, Mission Hospice & Home Care

Debbie Marinaro, Director of Clinical Outreach at Mission Hospice, will talk about the differences and the overlaps between Palliative Care and Hospice. It’s common for these two philosophies and models of care to be unclear in people’s minds, and for good reason; all hospice care is palliative, but not all palliative care is hospice. This event is open to the public–patients, friends, caregivers–anyone who wants to learn more about palliative care and hospice.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org


End-of-Life Option Act: Talking Through New Terrain

Monday, June 19
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Martha Kay (MK) Nelson, Director of Spiritual Care, Mission Hospice & Home Care

Martha Kay (MK) Nelson, Director of Spiritual Care at Mission Hospice, will lead a discussion on the recent law passed in California, which gives adults with a 6-month terminal diagnosis the right to pursue a doctor’s prescription for medication to peacefully end their life. MK will outline the basic tenets of the law, then facilitate a group conservation where questions and thoughts from all perspectives are welcome and encouraged.

To register, please call the BCC Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or email info@bcconnections.org

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