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June 2014 • Calendar of Events

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, NOON - 1:30 P.M.

Workplace Rights of Cancer Patients and Caregiverswith Sharon Terman, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Work & Family Project at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

workplaceThis seminar covers employment rights of people effected by cancer. Learn about patients’ and family members’ rights to: leaves of absence; workplace accommodations & flexibility; protection from discrimination; and wage replacement benefits. Participants will also learn practical tips for communicating with employers, and will find out where to go for individualized assistance with workplace issues.

No charge. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. All are welcome. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 4 - 6 P.M.

Managing Arm Lymphedema After Cancer: Self-Treatment Strategies with Jet Lee, PT, PhD; Betty Smoot, PT and Debby Hamolsky, RN, MS

Re-PairingOffered through the UCSF Breast Care Center, this seminar will teach how to manage swelling in your arm and hand after breast surgery. Taught by physical therapists and a nurse educator. No charge. Held at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1545 Divisadero Street, Room 326. Please register at ucsflymphedema@gmail.com or (415) 353-7672.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 5 - 7 P.M.

Nutrition and Prostate Cancer with Greta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO

NutritionProstateLearn about the latest nutrition prostate cancer research and how to better meet your nutritional needs.

No charge. Registration required. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. Open to all.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 5:15 - 7 P.M.

Nutrition and Breast Cancer r with Greta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO

NutritionBreastLearn about the latest research on nutrition and breast cancer and how to better meet your nutritional needs.

No charge. Held at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd floor. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Living On, Living Well: A Day Retreat for Cancer Survivors with Donald Abrams, MD, Greta Macaire, RD, Barbara Musser, Jamie Ratner, PhD, Jane Clark, and Debby Hamolsky, RN, and more!

NutritionThis day-long retreat will offer informational and experiential session by experts across professions on how to navigate the period after active treatment into a post treatment phase of physical and emotional recovery. The day will include an exercise session, mindfulness activities, and a cooking demonstration before lunch. Please dress comfortably.

No charge. Lunch included. Held at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1545 Divisadero Street San Francisco [map]. Please register by calling the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693. Open to first-time participants only as space is limited.

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Arm Pullback Step with Resistance Band

ArmPullbackThis simple, dynamic exercise with a resistance band will help get your whole body moving. It will help with upper body neurological pathways, and improve stability and strength for muscles in the back of the body as well. As your upper body moves, you’ll take a step backward to engage your lower body.

EXERCISE: Here’s what to do:

1) Use a resistance band that you have tied off securely, such as to a door handle. (You don’t want the resistance band to snap back at you!)
2) Starting with your left hand extended, firmly grasp the free handle of the resistance band.
3) Gently pull backward until your hand reaches your left side, while bending your elbow. This movement will exercise your back and arm.
4) At the same time that you pull back on the band, take a medium-sized step backward with your left foot, leaving your right foot in place.
5) Return to the starting position with your left leg and left arm at the same time.
6) Repeat for 10, 15, or 20 repetitions, according to your level of mobility and strength.
7) Switch sides and repeat the steps above using the right side of your body.

All UCSF cancer patients are entitled to an individual consultation with a certified exercise counselor. Sessions are held on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings. To book your UCSF exercise counseling session, call (415) 514-6430.

Greta's Healthy Recipe of the Month

Sardine Salad

Sardine Salad

Ingredients:

• 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tsp grated lemon zest
• Juice of 2 lemons
• 2 tsp Dijon mustard
• 2 T chopped fresh basil
• 2 T chopped fresh parsley
• 2 scallions, white and green part, chopped
• 2 celery stalks, diced
• 2 3.8 oz cans water or olive oil packed sardines, drained
• Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

1. Combine oil, lemon zest and juice, mustard, parsley, basil, scallions, and celery in a bowl.

2. Gently fold in sardines and season with a pinch of salt and pepper

3. Serve over lettuce or with whole grain crackers.

Makes 4-6 servings. Recipe from MW Culinary Wellness.

We are grateful to the organizations and individuals that provide ongoing support to our groups and programs. Special thanks to the Donna Smith Endowment at UCSF, the Mount Zion Health Fund, UCSF Partners in Care, and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.


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