DC Young Adult Cancer Community Educational Series


Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects

- Friday, December 12, 6-7:30pm

with Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS

Laura Pole - DC Young Adult Cancer Community Educational Series - Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments and Side EffectsPresented in partnership with the Cancer Support Community, this is a two-hour free workshop designed to help people living with cancer to better manage physical and psychological side effects of treatment. We will discuss strategies to manage treatment side effects such as fatigue, hair loss, anemia, infection and pain and we will learn how to manage emotional distress and optimize quality of life during and after cancer treatment.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects is part of a Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, a collection of cancer-related education programs created by Cancer Support Community.

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About Cancer Support Community

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for patients and families affected by all types of cancer. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and online. For more information, visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.

About Laura Pole

Laura Pole, RN, MSN, has served as Smith Center’s head chef and nurse consultant since 1997. She is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Cancer Guide with 25 years experience in caring for people with serious illness. She is also a Certified Health Supportive Chef, professional musician and Nia body-mind fitness instructor.