January 2019 Workshops

  • All Cancer Support Community Workshops are free of charge, to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

    How to Register:
    1. Check the box in front of each workshop that you would like to attend.
    2. Scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the required fields.
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    Questions? Please email info@cancersupportvvsb.org or call 805.379.4777.

  • Join us as Jason Love (HBO, Last Comic Standing, Overseas for Troops) hosts for Don Friesen and Tommy Savitt. Please RSVP.

    Don Friesen captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around,

    Tommy Savitt is the winner of the prestigious Boston and Seattle Comedy Festivals, as well as two-time recipient of the LA Comedy Award for Stand-Up.

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  • You're invited to learn from Karol Scherr, a chef with more than 20 years of experience in organic, vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Samples will be served. Please RSVP.

    January 17: Organic Fruit Salad
    January 24: Organic/Vegan/Vegetarian Avocado Tacos
    January 31: Surprise! (Cuisine will be Organic/Vegan/Vegetarian.)

    Karol Scherr received her BA in Art Social Science and Psychology at Michigan State University. While living in Hawaii, Karol had access to an organic garden in her own yard - this started her passion for nutrition. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

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  • Join us as highly regarded oncologist Mark Scholz, MD discusses how he conceptualizes risk assessment with prostate cancer.

    Dr. Scholz is one of the leading oncologists in the field of prostate cancer treatment. He is Medical Director of Prostate Cancer Specialists, Inc., a nationally recognized center for comprehensive prostate cancer care. He is also Executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute in Los Angeles.

    Dr. Scholz believes that people often mistakenly assume that the varied appearance of prostate cancer reflects the same disease, just at different points in time. In reality, distinct varieties of prostate cancer exist and overlooking this can lead to disastrous consequences. Receiving optimal therapy depends on matching an appropriate treatment with both the correct staging and typing of the cancer. Dr. Scholz will also be available to field pertinent questions from our group about the care and treatment of prostate cancer.

    This is a special event of the Prostate Cancer Networking Group, a monthly support group for men with prostate cancer. Family members are also welcome. The group meets every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

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  • Lymphedema is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatments. Many people are affected by mild to severe lymphedema, and it can occur long after treatment. Our guest speaker, Jennifer Vonarb, MPT, CLPT will explain symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for lymphedema. Please RSVP.

    Jennifer holds a Master's of Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University, and has 29 years of experience working with orthopedic patients. She is also a certified lymphedema therapist, and has been successfully treating lymphedema for over 14 years. Jennifer continues to enjoy helping her patients during their recovery from treatment. This activity is supported by an educational grant provided by Genentech.

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  • Advances in multiple disciplines including engineering, computer science, and cell biology now allow ultra-precise delivery of radiation (known as stereotactic radiotherapy) for cancer treatment.

    Stereotactic radiotherapy is now used for many cancers including those of the brain, lung, liver, and prostate. Recent advances also suggest an important role for stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of metastatic cancer. In this talk, we will review the approaches and applications of stereotactic radiotherapy in multiple cancers. Dinner will be provided by Coastal Radiation. Space is limited. Please RSVP for this workshop.

    Steven Lau, MD, PhD has presented and published extensively on stereotactic radiotherapy. This activity is supported by an educational grant provided by Coastal Radiation Oncology Medical Group.

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