We are proud to present you a series of virtual conversations with professionals and experts in their field on a variety of topics related to self-care during cancer. The Speakers’ Series offer an additional resource for women and teens with cancer and those around them.
A discussion on the misconceptions and inequities for Black women facing cancer.
Dr. Deanne Simms, Clinical Psychologist spoke to the mental health benefits of managing appearance during cancer, the impact of the loss of control and the connection between hair and identity, specifically for BIPOC women. Dianne Austin, Cancer Survivor and Entrepreneur, then shared her story of how her personal experience has led her to create a social enterprise to meet gaps in supporting Black women facing hair loss.
2020 was a crucial year and brought on many new and reoccurring stressors not unlike the uncertainties of those faced with a cancer diagnosis. Mental health is now, more than ever, at the forefront of all our minds.
Dr. Carlson helped break down what mindfulness is, provided research-based examples of how it can help reduce stress, support mental health during cancer and gave us practical mindfulness tips that can be beneficial in your everyday professional and personal lives.Learn more
When diagnosed with cancer, visiting a dermatologist may be the last thing you think about. However, skin-related conditions caused by cancer treatments are common. To answer all your questions and learn about skincare before, during, and after cancer treatment, we hosted our first Speakers Series event September 2020. We had the privilege to be joined by Dr. Maxwell Sauder, Onco-Dermatologist, who shared his recommendations on caring for your skin and scalp during treatment and beyond.Learn more