UCSF events for July 2005

By Michael Fortes

LECTURES AND LEARNING

Wednesday, July 13
COPING WITH FATIGUE: Seminar to help understand cancer-related fatigue and its causes, and to identify strategies for alleviating fatigue and increasing energy.  Light refreshments served. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2340 Sutter St., 1st floor, San Francisco. Please RSVP to the Cancer Resource Center at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, July 20
ENVIRONMENT AND CANCER: Learn the differences between organic and commercial foods, which products have higher pesticide residues and health issues regarding wild fish vs. farmed fish. 4-6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco. RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

Wednesday, July 27
PROSTATE & NUTRITION: With Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD. Learn about the latest prostate cancer research and how to better meet nutritional needs. 4-6:00 p.m.
Free. UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., 3rd floor, room H3805, San Francisco.  RSVP at (415) 885-3693.

CLASSES AND COURSES

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25
BREAST CARE BASICS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS: Open to all, regardless of where medical care is received. Treatment options, emotional aspects of receiving a diagnosis, Q&A with physician-specialist, discussions with survivors/advocates. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., H Bldg., 3rd fl. conference room, San Francisco. For more information contact Debbie Hamolsky, RN, MS, at [email protected] or (415) 353-9878.

Monday, July 18
HEALTH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COUNSELING: One-on-one appointments on how a cancer diagnosis will affect income and health insurance. Appointment required.
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information, email [email protected]

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25
MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY CLASS: Relaxation and mindfulness practices for cancer patients and caregivers. Alternating instructors Teresa Corrigan, RN, and Brook Stone, LCSW. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
ASK THE PHARMACIST!: Weekly drop-in with Zoe Ngo, PharmD, to discuss drug therapies, interactions, side effects, herbal medications, and online resources. Co-sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center and the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Free. Cancer Resource Center, 1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
YOGA: MEDICAL AND STRESS RELATED CONDITIONS: Continuing yoga with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation for more advanced students. Sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center. 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. $12 per class. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Prior to first class, contact instructor Jnani Chapman at (415) 353-7720. For more information call (415) 885-3693

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
HEALING THROUGH DANCE: Movement, imagery, and creativity to facilitate healing, led by Anne Krantz, PhD, ADTR. Techniques to deal with tension, enhance relaxation, and cope with medical procedures and physical limitations. Dance background unnecessary. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT: With Alice Brydges, CMT. Feldenkrais Method for rehabilitation and chronic pain relief. Geared toward those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers. Noon - 1:15 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 2200 Post St., Hellman Conference Room, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information, email [email protected]

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
YOGA: BEGINNERS CLASS: Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, CMT. Designed for cancer patients to help counter stress with gentle movements, postures, slow deep-breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Medical release form required. 1:30
- 3:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Suite 150, San Francisco. Call (415) 771-3210 to register.

Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29
PILATES MAT: Mary Power, MA, exercise instructor and dance medicine specialist.
An exercise program, using mats, designed for gaining strength, endurance, and flexibility. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Free. UCSF Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., Room 110, San Francisco. (415) 885-3693. For information email [email protected]