SATURDAY - 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
Join Us For The Following Sessions:
Living with Cancer: A 25 Year Journey with 2 Recurrences
Ginny Tokarski, MS-HSA, BSN, RN, Education Department Coordinator ~ Jeanes Hospital ~ Temple University Health System
Virginia M. Tokarski, MS-HSA, BSN, RN Education Department Coordinator at Jeanes Hospital, Temple University Health System. Virginia (Ginny) Tokarski was first diagnosed in 1998 at age 27 with ovarian cancer. She had two recurrences: in 1997 and again in 2009 and celebrates today what she calls her “cancer birthday”. Ginny will tell her story, the ups and downs, how she managed rounds of chemotherapy, the ICE protocol and severe anemia while still staying positive, living her life to the fullest and thriving. Learn how crying is a way to clean your “windows” and see more clearly afterward.
Clinical Trials: How and Why To Get Involved
James Stuart Ferriss, MD ~ Temple University Health System
One of our most popular topics in 2012 returns for an expanded session. This session will educate participants on how to get involved in clinical trials and how an individual can make a difference in the future of cancer. This session will teach participants how to navigate the clinical trials website and provide information on how to become a candidate for a specific trial. Dr. James Stuart Ferriss of Temple University Hospital will dispel any myths surrounding clinical trials. Presenter: Oncology & Gynecology James Stuart Ferriss, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist, Temple University Hospital, Assistant Professor of OBGYN, Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ferriss is a grant–funded researcher with several presentations and publications to his credit. He is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Berlex Foundation Facility Development Award and the Peggy J. Whalley Medicus Award. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Dr. Ferriss is known for his approachability and his commitment to the local community in which he serves.
Hereditary Risks for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Making Decisions About Prevention
Melanie Corbman, MS, CGC ~ Eastern Regional Medical Center of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and FORCE Philadelphia Chapter.
Many individuals wonder why and how they were diagnosed with cancer or about the risk of recurrence. For many cancer survivors, they become increasingly concerned about the risk of cancer for family members. The recent media attention on preventive measures to reduce one’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer has sparked even more interest and questions about preventative measures. Do you know what your risk is for developing breast or ovarian cancer; or the risk of recurrence, or how to determine your risk for developing such cancers? This session will teach and discuss with participants the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer and associated risk reduction. The pros and cons of noninvasive (oral contraception) to invasive preventative measures (mastectomy and oophectomy) will be discussed. Bring your questions for the genetic counselor. Speaker: Melanie Corbman, MS, CGC received a Master’s in Biology with thesis research in microbial genetics from SUNY Albany. She received a Master’s in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University. Since graduating from Arcadia, Melanie has worked in the area of cancer genetics at Fox Chase Cancer Center and since July 2011 at the Eastern Regional Medical Center of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In her practice, Melanie sees many patients who are found to carry BRCA mutations and is pleased to have FORCE as a wonderful resource for her patients. Melanie works closely with the Philadelphia Chapter of FORCE. A diagnosis of cancer comes with many unanswered questions.
How to Stop Feeding Cancer with Refined Sugar and Begin to Live a Sweeter Life.
Sally Eisenberg, Holistic Health Coach and Founder of Nourish Ur Life
Did you know that sugar feeds cancer? Constantly craving sweets? Find out the causes of your sugar cravings, learn how to tackle them and change your relationship with sugar…for good! Please join Sally Eisenberg, Holistic Health Coach and Founder of Nourish Ur Life, for this interactive and eye-opening workshop that is beneficial for those going through treatment and those who have completed treatment. Food samples will be offered.
Pre-registration - $30/person; At the Door - $40/person
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The Villanova University Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor PA 19087
Sponsored in part by Cancer Treatment Centers of America & MMOCF
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