The Pink Alliance
This breast cancer survivor group meets Thursday, June 20, from 12 noon until 1 pm in the Lanier Building, 1062 Forsyth Street. Topic: Lymphedema Speaker: Barbara Jones Campbell, Certified Lymphedema Therapist FREE, light lunch provided call 633-8537 to make reservations.
The Pink Alliance HoPe Chapter
Breast cancer support group for Houston and Peach Counties meets Wednesday, June 19, from 12 noon until 1pm in the Flint Energies Building. Location: the intersection of Highway 96 and Sutherlin Drive Warner Robins. Contact: Carmen Neil, 478-719-8528
Look Good, Feel Better
Free, hands-on workshop dedicated to helping female cancer patients cope with and combat the appearance-related side effects of chemo and radiation. Thursday, June 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Lanier Building, 1062 Forsyth Street, Reservations required, call 633-8537.
Chemotherapy Orientation Classes
Learn about chemotherapy and how to take care of yourself during your cancer treatment. Two classes offered monthly; Monday, June 10 and Monday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Lanier Building, 1062 Forsyth Street. FREE, regardless of where you receive your chemo.
If you are interested in your own personal risk of hereditary breast cancer, call our Genetic Counselor to talk about genetic counseling and testing; (478) 633-6270.
This oncology recovery program is a 12-week program that meets three times weekly. It combines exercise, education and support to help cancer patients return to their fullest potential; call 757-7847
Cancer Clinical Trials
Currently, there are hundreds of ongoing clinical trials in the United States. Although clinical trials are an important component of cancer care and are crucial for improving cancer treatment, fewer than 5% of cancer patients currently participate in clinical trials because they are uninterested or unaware that they exist, have difficulty finding an appropriate clinical trial that may be of benefit to them, or are ineligible to participate in a clinical trial because of prior treatment interventions. To learn more about clinical trials call (478) 633-1738 or go to www.mccgclinicaltrials.org.
Women who have had many lymph nodes removed or have had radiation therapy may develop lymphedema. If your physician diagnoses you with lymphedema, ask them to refer you to our lymphedema specialist by calling (478) 201-6748, or faxing a referral to (478) 757-0884.
Mammo Marathon Day
Have your annual mammogram, Thursday, June 13, 7am until 6 pm, no appointment necessary, Central Georgia Breast Care Center at 1014 Forsyth Street; or Central Georgia Diagnostics at 5925 Zebulon Road. Refreshments and door prize drawing for participants. Financial assistance available for those who qualify. A Physician’s order is required