Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life. Unless otherwise noted, education programs are presented at the Hope Connections facility in Bethesda, MD. A reservation is required for all educational programs.
To register call 301-634-7500 or contact us.
T cells & Immune Response
Monday, July 28, 6:30 — 8 p.m. T cells are central to how your immune system responds. Inactivity allows tumor growth and a suppression of the immune response while hyperactivity leads to the development of autoimmune disease. Learn what Dr. Jonathan Schneck’s lab in the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has discovered about the critical role of T cells and immunity.
Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 — 8p.m. Lymphedema can occur after any cancer or treatment that affects the flow of lymph through the lymph nodes and can occur years after treatment. Physical therapist Janet Sobel will provide information to help you know what you can do to lower your risk of lymphedema, recognize its symptoms, what the treatment options are, and how to minimize its impact in your life.
Lymphoma Treatment & Therapy Advances
Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 — 8 p.m. Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most
common form of non- Hodgkin lymphoma. It is an aggressive lymphoma and can arise in lymph nodes or outside of the lymphatic system, in the gastrointestinal tract, testes, thyroid, skin, breast, bone or brain. There are several subtypes that may affect prognosis and treatment. Dr. Mark Roschewski, staff clinician at NCI’s Lymphoid Malignancies Branch will discuss the treatments currently being tested in clinical trials for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory DLBCL.
Look Good Feel Better
Tuesday,September 2, 1 — 3 p.m. LGFB is a handson workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Caprese Hayes. It includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves band hats to help a woman cope with the side effects of cancer treatment. Patients must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This program is a
partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council, and the National Cosmetology Association.
Tuesday, September 16, 2 — 3:30 p.m. Join Warman Home Care’s Personal Chef Nikki Haddad for a cooking demo and sampling of tasty, nutrient-rich recipes bursting with flavor. Change the way you think about food as you learn tools and healthy cooking tips that will help you make good decisions about healthy eating. You’ll leave this cooking demonstration inspired and informed!
Bladder Cancer Aftercare
Thursday, September 18, 6 — 8 p.m. After undergoing treatment for bladder cancer, the risk of developing recurrent tumors is still significant, making follow-up care and monitoring important. What are recommendations for such care and how do they change depending on the previous treatments undertaken for the cancer? What changes should patients anticipate in their daily routine as a result of bladder cancer treatments or monitoring? Dr. Piyush Agarwal, Head of the Bladder Cancer Section in the Urologic Oncology Branch at NCI will provide information and answers to your questions.
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