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Water Cures. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Grady   
Friday, 19 December 2008 08:47
ImageIONS-QC presentation series continues at the Bettendorf Library, Thursday, January 8th, 6:30 PM. The program will explore the primary leaders in history who understood the power of water as a curative agent. A new theory of physics leading to new inventions and a clean planet will be discussed. Michael Grady will facilitate.

 
Holiday Stress Relief Day for Caregivers. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Friday, 12 December 2008 07:58
The Sage Center, a program of Alternatives for the Older Adult, is holding a Holiday Stress Relief Day for Caregivers.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event will be held on December 17th from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. The event will offer free refreshments provided by the Lighthouse at Silvis, free wrapping of Christmas gifts, and free chair massages.  Caregiver Counselors will be at the event to assist those in need of elder care information.  RSVP’s are encouraged for the event to Joy at 309-277-0167 extension 232. 

 
Frankly Speaking about Advanced Breast Cancer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Wright   
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 05:29

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gilda's Club will host a workshop for women with advanced breast cancer.  

The program will focus on the needs of women newly diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer, and also includes information relevant to women who have lived two to five years with metastatic breast cancer.  This free workshop will take place on October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This will include dinner.

Women can and do live for years with metastatic cancer.  This workshop will give those living with breast cancer, as well as their families, the opportunity to learn more about the disease and develop the skills necessary to become an active and informed partner with their treatment team.

The speaker will be Dr. Susannah Friemel, Oncologist, with Hematology Medical Oncology.  For questions or to register please call 563-326-7504.

Frankly Speaking About Advanced Breast Cancer is created by The Wellness Community – National in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer and made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, AstraZeneca and Abraxis.

 
"HER Story" Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Wright   
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 05:24

In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gilda's Club Quad Cities is hosting a workshop for women with HER2-positive Breast Cancer.  

HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. In about one of every three breast cancers, the cancer cells make an excess of HER2 due to a gene mutation. This gene mutation can occur in many types of cancer — not only breast cancer.

HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer. They're also less responsive to hormone treatment. However, new treatments that specifically target HER2 are proving to be very effective.

The workshop is called HER Story and will be October 7 at 5:30 p.m. For this workshop will have two guest speakers.  Amber is a HER Story patient Ambassador who was only 32 years old, with two pre-school daughters, when a nagging pain in her shoulder subsequently led to a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006.  She is the educational coordinator at her church and handled her diagnosis at the same time that she had a serious issue at home to deal with. We will also have an oncology nurse specialist to answer your questions. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

For questions or to register for this free program call Gilda's Club at 563-326-7504.

This workshop is sponsored by Genetech BioOncology.

 
Gilda's Club QC offers Prostate Cancer Workshop w/expert advice. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Wright   
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 12:01

 
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