Pat's Group: Living with Cancer as Chronic Disease
June 20th, 2013 Noon - 1:30
Affordable Acupuncture for People with Cancer!
June 20th, 2013 1-4pm
Women's Noon Group
June 21st, 2013 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Everyday Chemical Exposures: What the latest science says you can do to reduce cancer risk
Tens of thousands of chemicals are on the market in the U.S and some are used in huge quantities. Very few have been thoroughly tested for their effects on health. We know that over 200 chemicals are carcinogens. For many thousands of chemicals, the science isn’t complete enough yet to say for sure. Still, there is increasing evidence to suspect them, and more and more people are calling for a precautionary approach. The 2008-2009 “President's Cancer Panel” reported that environmentally induced cancers have been greatly underestimated. The Report urged action to reduce widespread exposure to carcinogens. Though government and industry have the lion’s share of this responsibility, there is much individuals can do.
What can we do in our homes, yards and gardens, in our clothing, furniture, personal care, and other choices, to avoid the likely worst offenders? What are important choices in the community – such as in schools and workplaces – that will reduce risk? We’ll talk about how the latest research and some great resources on cancer and environment can help focus our efforts. We’ll review specific actions and changes that will reduce exposure to suspected carcinogens.
Presented by Carmi Orenstein, M.P.H. Wednesday, June 19, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Cayuga Medical Center, Borg Warner Conference Room (enter through Radiation Medicine).
Carmi Orenstein, M.P.H. is an independent consultant in environmental and public health research, writing, and communications. For fourteen years she worked as an educator for the Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, with leadership, editorial and
In last month's e-news, we announced the creation of monthly meetings to connect Cornell doctoral students studying cancer and those of us directly touched by the disease. The focus of these meetings will be cancer research, but discussed in terms accessible to the lay person. The first of these meetings will be held Wed. June 12, 6-7:30 pm at CRCFL.
month's topic is genetic testing which has been in the news because of
Angelina Jolie's announcement that she recently underwent a double
mastectomy after testing positive for a genetic mutation. Claire Anderson will give a brief presentation provding background on the topic.
Everyone is welcome - we'll even provide a light dinner. Please note that medical advice cannot and will not be given in these meetings. The purpose is to talk about the science behind cancer and cancer treatment.
For further information, contact Bob Riter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 277-0960.
is a term increasingly used to describe a person who has a hereditary
predisposition to developing cancer. Angelina Jolie is a previvor due to
her genetic mutation that put her at high risk of developing breast and
It can be a murky situation in many respects. For example, will insurance pay for prophyactic
surgery if you haven't
yet been diagnosed with cancer? How does one wrap his or her head around
having a high probability of developing cancer in the future? Where
does one go for evaluation and treatment?
If previvor is a term that applies to you and if you'd like to connect with others from our area, send an e-mail to Bob Riter email@example.com and he will put you in touch with one another. We'd especially like to hear from people who have sorted through these issues in the past so that "newcomers" can learn from your experiences.
Colorectal Cancer: What's New & What's on the Horizon
Webinar from Colon Cancer Alliance. Wednesday, June 19, 8-9:30 pm.
Holly Green of Norabloom Botanicals will lead a workshop focusing on skin care during and after cancer treatment. All of the beauty products used will be free of potentially worrisome chemicals (e.g., parabens, phthalates) found in many commercial products. Each participant will be provided a cleanser and moisturizer. This program was funded by a grant through the Community Foundation Women's Fund. Registration is limited to 8 participants, with priority given to women currently receiving, or who have just completed, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. To register, call Bob or Kerry at CRCFL 607-277-0960.
research responsibilities for several of the program’s areas of focus. For the last three years she has worked as a translational researcher for the Philadelphia-based Breastcancer.org, as well as on other freelance projects in environmental health for clients including biologist and author Dr. Sandra Steingraber and several health and grassroots organizations.
We are currently seeking compassionate volunteers with good listening skills to provide support to people with cancer in a hospital setting. Candidates must be available to volunteer for 3 hours on a weekly basis.
The first collection of Bob's newspaper columns about cancer ("The Elephant in the Room: Practical Advice When the Diagnosis is Cancer") is now out of print. You can buy a used copy through Amazon for $1,000 or so (we're not kidding!), or you can stop by our office and pick up a new copy for $10.
The good news is that the book was taken off the market because an expanded and retitled book, When Your Life is Touched by Cancer: Practical Advice and Insights for Patients, Professionals, and Those Who Care, is being released nationally this summer. We'll let you know when it hits the bookstores!
When you visit the Cancer Resource Center, please do not park in the lot across the street. It is privately owned & cars parked there may be ticketed or towed. In addition to metered spaces on State St. in front of CRC, there are usually open spaces one block over on Green St. Those spaces are not metered.
Can't wait to see all of you at this year's event beginning at 10am (registration begins at 9am). As always, we will have live music on the course, prizes, a DJ, bagels, shirts for sale and a delicious pancake breakfast!
Our new & improved Walkathon website (crcfl.kintera.org/walk/run2013) is up and running! We are still fine-tuning the design but the site is completely functional! You can also download a printable registration form. Either way, you can get a head start on your fundraising now!