Join us for Cancer Support Community Atlanta’s annual holiday party catered by Maggiano’s. Celebrate the holidays with camaraderie and delicious food!
Come to Rockdale to hear Dr. Kathleen Lambert, Medical Oncologist with Georgia Cancer Specialists, discuss ways for those diagnosed with head and neck cancers to eat a nutritious and affordable diet. The presentation will also discuss ways to manage nutrition-related side effects while providing helpful tips on maintaining nutrition during and after treatment. Participants will receive presentation and educational materials.
Celebrity Chef Hans Rueffert was featured on The Food Network, CNN, and is now taking his talents to Cherokee. Attend this free cooking demonstration to learn cooking techniques and hear inspirational stories from this cancer survivor known as “The Stomachless Chef.” Join us at Northside Cherokee where you will be invited to taste what Celebrity Chef Hans Reuffert is cooking!
Many cancer treatments can increase the risk for poor bone health. This presentation offers information to cancer patients at risk for osteoporosis, bone fracture, and pain. Bone health is important to your overall health and well-being and avoiding further injury can prevent additional physical and emotional stress. Join us as Dr. Don Beringer, orthopedic surgeon with Arthritis and Total Joint Specialists, and Northside Hospital Cancer Institute Orthopedic Oncology, explores what cancer survivors, people with osteoporosis, and people with bone metastases can do to keep their bones healthy and strong. Participants will receive presentation and educational materials, plus a light lunch.
What better way to connect with the outdoors than to slow down, breathe, and tune into nature? There is a large body of scientific research that supports experiences in nature as beneficial to mental and physical well-being. This workshop guides you through proven practices for enhancing wellbeing by deepening connections with yourself, applying mindfulness to your experience with nature, and expressing gratitude for your life and the natural world. Meet at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, where there is a lovely, rich mix of habitats to gently explore and savor. Led by Marjorie Pomper, Ph.D., a docent at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, a Georgia Master Naturalist, and a Certified Interpretive Guide, who has been a meditation practitioner for over 40 years.
Genetic Counselor from Northside Hospital’s Hereditary Cancer Program, Katie Lang, explores the latest in cancer genetics. She also discusses newly discovered genes, the cost and coverage of testing, and the importance of genetic testing.
Managing the stress of the holidays can be challenging for everyone. During this presentation, we will explore how to cope with the usual holiday stressors, along with how living with cancer or being post treatment can add additional complications. We will also include discussions around survivorship and some of the roadblocks to enjoying the holidays in a stage of “no evidence of disease.”
Christina Austin-Valere, PhD, LCSW
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s Behavioral Health Services