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15 Years of GIST-Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium

  • Join us for a free educational event for patients and their families, featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. Our team will share updates on research advances and treatments for GIST and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.

    How to register

    Please register for this free event by September 4. All registered attendees will receive complimentary parking and lunch.

    You can register by calling 617-632-6563 or emailing ptobie@partners.org. When you RSVP, please be sure to include:

    1. Your name (first and last name, please)
    2. Your phone number
    3. The names of any family members or friends who will be attending with you
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Fighting Cancer with Your Fork

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
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  • Learn about the role of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in cancer prevention and survivorship. We will discuss phytonutrients, whole grains, soy, healthful fats, and will include a question & answer period.

    Presented by Michelle Horan, RD, LD

     

    *A light lunch will be served.*   Please call 603-552-9134 to register as space may be limited.

     

     

     

  • Calendar: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 308
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  • This is an opportunity for women with gynecologic cancer to meet and discuss topics such as: living with uncertainty, communication with family and friends and the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment.

    Please call Katelyn Uyehara at 617-632-6089 to register.

    Provided by the Dana-Farber Divisions of Social Work & GYN Oncology. Light dinner will be provided. Free parking is available in the Yawkey Garage.

     

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August 2015
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Today - Thursday, August 27, 2015


Drop-In Mediation - Thursdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience and compassion. 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnoses with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford(2)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges.

Call Ann Sullivan, LICSW for more information: 508-488-3783. Registration is not required. Family members are welcome.

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Friday, August 28, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Song Circle - CLASS CANCELED
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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