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.
Wednesday, February 1, 6-8:30pm.
Jan Coles, MS, CCC-SLP, Medstar will discuss how “Chemo Brain” is a real but manageable problem that can occur before, during and after cancer treatment.
Interpreting Medical Articles
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-8pm.
William Hearl, Ph.D. will provide guidance on how to understand medical jargon in cancer - related articles and on websites.
Store My Tumor
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8pm.
Store My Tumor will discuss the collection, processing and storing of viable tumors for all types of cancers and how this technology allows you to take advantage of leading-edge diagnostics and treatments.
Monday,March 13, 6:30-8pm.
Lucille Eddy, Healwell Program Director, will discuss how Cancer and cancer treatment can have profound effects on the body that can put a person at risk for serious complications from “regular” massage. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment is best served by a massage therapist with training in oncology massage.
Look Good Feel Better
Monday, March 20, 10-12 p.m.
A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY*
Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8 p.m.
Dr. Arminah Keats will discuss different breast cancer types, conventional breast cancer treatments and natural therapies to reduce side effects, support immune function and provide cancer-fighting effects.
Tuesday, February 21, 6:30-8pm.
Registered Nutritionist, Margaret McDowell will provide practical tips you can use at home to harness the power of foods during cancer treatment and recovery.
Thursday, March 2, 6:30-8pm.
Megan Shank, Ananda Medical, will explain the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for cancer patients and qualified patients can apply for Maryland's medical marijuana program.
Look Good Feel Better
Tuesday March 14, 1-3 p.m.
A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson, that includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats. Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.
Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8pm.
Yvonne Francis, PT, MBA, CLT, CST, Medstar, will discuss lymphedema and how trained therapists treat it.