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Free Educational Workshop for People Affected by Metastatic Breast Cancer

Davenport, IA (January 2020)Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host a free workshop for people affected by cancer entitled: Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer.  The program will explore metastatic breast cancer treatment, side-effect management and psychosocial aspects of the illness.  This free workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (1234 E River Drive).

“People living with cancer and their loved ones want to know about the most recent advances in cancer research so that they can identify their best treatment options,” said Kelly Hendershot, Program Director of Gilda’s Club. “By taking an active role in their treatment decisions, people with cancer can improve their quality of life.”

Dinner included. Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome.  To register, please call 563-326-7504 or visit www.gildasclubqc.org/calendar.

The workshop will include:

  • Susannah Friemel, Iowa Cancer Specialists
  • Anita Shaft, LMSW, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer is made possible by Iowa Cancer Specialists and through an unrestricted educational grant from Lilly Oncology and Novartis Oncology.

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 175 locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families.  For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org.

Editor’s Note:  Reporters are welcome to attend the workshop, however, please contact us in advance if you are interested in bringing a photo/videographer or would like a facility tour.