St. Joseph's Medical Center will host a Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 12 with free festivities open to the community throughout the day.
The event will include a health fair, open house and tours of St. Joseph's Cancer Institute, and a special evening presentation focused on cancer survivorship.
Cancer Health Fair 9-3:30 p.m. | St. Joseph's Main Lobby
Learn what you can do to actively promote wellness for yourself and those you love, including:
Cancer risks, screenings and prevention
Diet, exercise, blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass measurements
Cancer treatment, genetic counseling, and cancer survivorship education
Wellness programs such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation
Our Cancer Navigator will also be available during the fair to answer cancer related questions.
Cancer Institute Open House 4-5:30 p.m. | Cancer Institute
Join us for refreshments and tours of our nationally-recognized Cancer Institute and discover "what goes on" in cancer treatment. The 10-minute tours will include information on radiation therapy and a question and answer session.
Cancer Survivorship SPECIAL PRESENTATION 6-7:30 p.m. | St. Joseph's Auditorium Presenter: Angela Laffan, NP, Gastrointestinal Oncology UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Come learn about issues related to long-term cancer survivorship, including neuropathy, fatigue, cognitive changes, and sleep disorders. We'll also discuss tools for positive living as a cancer survivor.
No registration is required. For more information please call (209) 939-4526.