The Basser Center for BRCA is part of Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, which offers a wide range of educational, wellness and support events to assist individuals who are diagnosed with or survivors of BRCA-related cancers and their families. A sampling of programs are listed below.
For meeting dates, locations and registration, visit the Abramson Cancer Center patient event calendar.
The Basser Center for BRCA also hosts a number of local and national events throughout the year. Learn more here.
Are you confused by all the information on cancer and nutrition; what to eat and what to avoid? During this one hour class, taught by a Registered Dietitian from the Abramson Cancer Center, your questions will be answers by a nutrition expert. The program review current nutritional guidelines for cancer patients and survivors.
Prostate cancer has its own specific diet and nutrition issues. The side effects of cancer treatment can affect your ability to eat and maintain your nutritional status during treatment. In addition, there are questions about what foods to eat and how to maintain a healthy weight to reduce the risk of recurrence.
This group offers the latest information about prostate cancer and treatment, and an opportunity to meet with other survivors. This group provides emotional support and strategies for coping.
The Abramson Cancer Center provides a series of disease specific conferences to educate patients on their particular diagnosis, as well as address issues of surviorship and long term care. The Focus On Gynecologic Cancers Conference was a full day designed to address the personal and medical issues facing those with a gynecologic cancer; including those in treatment, survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers.
Breast cancer has its own specific diet and nutrition issues, particularly with what foods to eat and how to maintain a healthy weight to reduce the risk of recurrence. Topics for discussion may include: how to get the nutrition you need during and after treatment, handling side effects that interfere with eating, benefit of maintaining a health weight, foods to include or avoid, and answers to nutrition questions.
A free program of the American Cancer Society that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.