Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Day 1 Events (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

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MSK Outpatient Thoracic Nursing presents Lung Cancer Awareness Events on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lung Screening: Why, Who, How
Presenter: Kathleen Leary, FNP-BC, AOCNP
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

MSK Tobacco Treatment Program
Presenter: Maureen O’Brien, RN, MS
Time: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Discover how we can help to work on and treat your use of tobacco in a safe and comfortable way. We will discuss current treatment options available and support offered to patients through our tobacco treatment program.

Managing the Cost of Your Cancer Care: Insurance and Financial Resources
Presenter: Sylvia Hilair, MPA
Time: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Learn about health insurance and financial resources available to assist patients. This talk will help patients and their caregivers understand the financial aspects of cancer care.

Mindfulness and Meditation Can Help with Stress & Anxiety After a Cancer Diagnosis
Presenter: Beth Sandweiss, MA, MSW-Mind Body Therapist
Time: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Currently, mindfulness meditation is one of the most widely studied and utilized variation of meditation within medical settings. The widespread experience of a loss of control, uncertainty, and constant change are some of the most challenging aspects of coping with cancer. Mindfulness based interventions can help people with cancer and their families and caregivers cope across a broad range of symptoms and issues, both during and after the completion of active treatment including improvements in stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and sleep problems. This session will introduce participants to this important Mind Body Practice and offer simple and accessible mindfulness tools.

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