Tag: Family Hospice and Palliative Care

November Represents Awareness for a Multitude of Cancers

November is awareness month for lung, pancreatic and stomach cancers, and marrow transplants. It also honors caregivers, hospice and palliative care of people with cancer.

There are different diagnoses of lung cancer, and each is treated differently. Lung cancer affects the lungs’ ability to function to their full capacity.

Pancreatic cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths because of its rapid growth and inability to detect in its early stages. Most cases of pancreatic cancer are advanced, meaning surgical removal often isn’t possible.

Stomach cancer, uncommon in the United States, can also be referred to ask gastric cancer, both terms most often refer to stomach cancer that affects the inside lining of the stomach, adenocarcinoma.

Caregiving for a loved one with cancer can be a full-time job. The medical, emotional and practical support that caregivers provide are a constant reminder of hope for a person with cancer.

Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Choices for End of Life Seminar

Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Quality of Life Action Team presents: Choices for the End of Life, a seminar for health care professionals.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

1:00PM-4:20PM

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Presentations:

“Hospice Experience: A Caregiver’s Story”, Sarah Stoffel

“Hospice and Palliative Care” SueAnn Reynolds, President & CEO, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Berne, IN

“Starting the Conversation”- Dawn Schweickhardt, LCSW, Social Worker, Parkview Home Health & Hospice, Fort Wayne, IN

“Hospice & Palliative Care- A Physician’s Perspective”, Robert Crook, M.D., Hospice and Palliative Care Medical Director, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN

For reservations: http://iccqualityoflife.eventbrite.com/