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Women Living with Cancer

This exciting series of free seminars is designed for women, family members and caregivers to learn about cancer, treatments and managing lifestyle changes associated with cancer.

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Tuesday, September 9, Woman’s Hospital, JE Dunn Conference Center, Room 1
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Organizing Your Legal and Financial Affairs
An overview of legal and financial documents such as wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney and taxes.
Laura Poché, Attorney, The Rabalais Law Firm
7:15 PM-8:15 PM
Cancer Conversations
Conversations you need to have and decisions you need to make as a cancer patient. Learn about the necessary medical documents to be sure your goals and values are honored.
Susan Nelson, MD, Medical Director, Our Lady of the Lake
Thursday, September 11, Alexander’s Highland Market

6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Tour

Nutrition Guidelines During Treatment
Tour Alexander’s with Woman’s registered dietitian to learn how to compare food labels, purchase “smart” foods and find new products that allow you to eat healthy during and after cancer treatment.
Paula Meeks, MS, RDN, Woman’s Hospital

Tuesday, September 16, Woman’s Center for Wellness, Conference Room
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Fighting Cancer with Food
Guidelines for healthy eating during and after cancer treatment.
Melissa Martin, RDN, LDN, Nutrition, Woman’s Center for Wellness
7:15 PM-8:15 PM

Yoga and Cancer: From Ow to Om
This gentle yoga class is designed as a slower, nurturing practice, making it accessible for those with movement limitations.
Agnes Bickham, Certified Yoga Instructor, Woman’s Center for Wellness

Thursday, September 25, Woman’s Hospital, JE Dunn Conference Center, Room 4
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Cancer Surgery: What to Expect
Learn how to manage the side effects brought about by surgery such as scarring, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and obstetrical issues.
Dennis DeSimone, DO, GYN Oncology, Woman’s Hospital
Angela Page, Physical Therapist, Woman’s Center for Wellness
7:15 PM-8:15 PM
The Future of Cancer Treatment
Discover what is on the horizon for diagnostic methods and treatment options for breast and gynecologic cancers.
Dennis DeSimone, DO, GYN Oncology, Woman’s Hospital
John Lyons, MD, Surgical Oncology, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Monday, September 29, Woman’s Hospital, JE Dunn Conference Center, Room 2
6:00 PM-7:00 PM The Truth About Cancer and Genetics
The role of genetics in cancer development.
Michael Hailey, MD, Surgery of the Breast, Breast Specialty of Baton Rouge
Beverly Ogden, MD, Pathology, Pathology Group of Louisiana
7:15 PM-8:15 PM Lymphedema and Cancer
The causes and symptoms of lymphedema and the options available for treatment and prevention.
Mindy Bowie, MD, Surgery of the Breast, Louisiana Breast Specialists
Chalisse Labauve, PT, CLT, Lymphedema Therapist, Woman’s Center for Wellness
Thursday, October 9, Woman’s Center for Wellness, Conference Room
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Sexuality and Intimacy During Cancer Treatment
How cancer treatments can affect sexuality and how to manage these changes to maintain intimacy with your partner.
Kay Solar, MD, Gynecology, Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
7:15 PM-8:15 PM Makeup 101 During Cancer Treatment
Makeup and beauty tips from one of Baton Rouge’s leading cosmetologists on how to address skincare during cancer.
Olga Longorio, Cosmetologist

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