Category: Resources

Loving Your Tummy

loving your tummy

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., June 18

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., June 30

Do you ever experience digestive discomfort? You’re not alone! Millions of Americans suffer from indigestion, cramps, acid reflux, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.  Luckily, there are specific foods that can help with many of these common digestive complaints and may help trim your waistline at the same time. Choose one of three available dates to attend this workshop where you will learn how common foods such as garlic, onions, apples and plums may be causing your digestive system undue stress. While other foods such as spinach, tomatoes, blueberries and strawberries may help keep your digestive system humming along. Join us to learn some quick tips for good digestion and sample recipes.  Presented by Sue Delegrange, M.S., R.D., CSSD

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.

The Big “O” and the Big “C”: 201 Intimacy Enhancers

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday May 28

Please join us for a second educational workshop on intimacy andholding hands cancer. Jen Fecher, a knowledgeable educator at Boudoir Noir’s School of Loving Arts, will share ways to improve intimacy and pleasure during and after cancer treatment. She will also discuss specific products available to enhance your intimate relationship. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and gain helpful ideas for new things to try.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.


Miranda McConnell: An 8th Grade Inspiration!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank a young lady who has made a contribution to Cancer Services in honor of her grandmother, recently diagnosed with cancer. Miranda McConnell knows firsthand the toll that cancer can take and the relief that a wig can bring, returning some degree of normalcy during chemo therapy.

Miranda partnered with Indian Springs Middle School’s 8th grade community service projects team to donate wigs to Cancer Services. The project is ongoing as the inspiration spreads and donations continue coming in. Miranda says that “the knowledge that someone might be helped through the donation is reward enough.”

Our gratitude goes out to Miranda, her family, and all of the 8th graders who participated in this collection and donation. You are all an inspiration to our cancer community.

2011 Alvin and Madeline Strauss Memorial Symposium

Monica Fawzy Bryant, Cancer Legal Resource Center

We will host the 2011 Alvin and Madeline Strauss Education Memorial Symposium for professionals on Sept. 9, 2011.

This year’s speaker will be Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq. of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. Ms. Bryant will deliver her presentation, “Cancer and the Law and Understanding Health Care Reform.”

The presentation will educate attendees about the various resources professionals can recommend to patients regarding various issues and will discuss the affects of health care reform on patients and professionals.

This seminar is for social workers, case managers, nurses and other professionals who work with cancer patients and their families. Application for 3.0 continuing education units has been made for nurses, social workers, case managers, and lawyers.

The cost to attend is $35, which includes breakfast, symposium and continuing education units. The deadline to register is September 1.

The symposium will take place at the Holiday Inn located at 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive Fort Wayne, Ind. 46825 and will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

To register online and purchase a ticket, click here.

A special session, “Cancer and the Law,” will be offered for our clients on September 8 from 6:30 to 8 PM at our facility. Please call (260) 484-9560 for more information or to reserve your spot.

Remain Cool and Safe During These Hot Summer Days

by Brandon Bower, Client Advocate

It’s hot out there! When my mom was dealing with her bout with cancer, the Dr. warned us about excessive heat. He said that those who have a weakened immune system, those on medications, or those who have recently had surgery are more prone to heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

He advised my mom to stay out of the sun, and if she had to go outside, to stay in the shade and take an umbrella for additional protection from the sun. He recommended that she drink 5-7 bottles of water per day and to eat smaller meals throughout the day. He also strongly suggested that she stay inside in an air-conditioned environment.

This advice is a good reminder for all of us during these dog days of summer. Remember to check on those you love, offer them a chance to hang out in your air-conditioned house if they don’t have access to air-conditioning, or locate your local county cooling centers.

Remember, any medication can intensify the effects of the heat, so check with your doctor to see the best ways to cope with the heat while on medication. Cancer Services wants you to remain cool and safe during these hot summer days.