Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Total Lifestyle Cancer Survivorship

Apr 25, 2016

Join us for the 2016 Seeds of Hope- Total Lifestyle Cancer Survivorship on Sunday, June 12!

With advances in early detection, treatment therapies, and knowledge about healthy lifestyle choices, there are now more cancer survivors than ever. This is really something to celebrate!

To all our survivors and their family members, please join us for our 7th annual Seeds of Hope Cancer Survivors Day Conference and Celebration, hosted by the Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Clara Medical Centers.

This year’s theme is "Total Lifestyle Cancer Survivorship" and features keynote speaker Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, Director of Integrative Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Total lifestyle survivorship focuses on integrating modern cancer treatments with healthy lifestyle practices to promote the total well-being; in mind, body, and spirit. 

The conference will include educational sessions, booths, and activities for you and your family. Sessions include information about hereditary risk factors for cancer, nutrition and weight management, physical activity, stress reduction, healthy sleep, and more.

Most importantly, this event is about celebrating survivors, their families, and the physicians and staff who support them. See you there!”


Total Lifestyle Cancer Survivorship - 2016 Seeds of Hope
Cancer Survivor's Day Conference and Celebration 

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Location: Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center 
275 Hospital Parkway, San Jose, CA 95119
Register at


  • Create Calm and Harness Sleep
    12:00 Noon to 12:30 PM
    Sleep not only provides needed rest and recuperation, but can also be a fierce cancer-fighting tool. Learn how to create calmness and stillness in your life and promote healing.
    Speaker: Lorenzo Cohen, PhD  
    Moderator: Berry Armstrong, MD

  • Hereditary Risk Factors for Cancer
    12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
    What is the difference between sporadic vs. familial vs. hereditary cancer? Understand how certain mutated genes affect susceptibility to cancer and how hereditary factors affect your risk for cancer.
    Speaker: JoAnn Bergoffen, MD
    Moderator: Lucy Song, MD

  • Move More, Sit Less
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Sedentary behaviors can be a hazard to your health. Discover how even small increases in physical activity can increase longevity, slow aging, increase your energy, and improve your well-being.
    Speaker: Lorenzo Cohen, PhD  
    Moderator: Benjamin Mandac, MD

  • Nutrition and Cancer
    2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    A whole-food, plant-based diet is a power house of cancer-fighting nutrients: vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber. Join this discussion and learn how to harness the power of food, reduce your risk of developing cancer or cancer recurrence, and promote overall health.
    Speaker: Lorenzo Cohen, PhD  
    Moderator: William Ho, MD


  • ACCUPUNCTURE: Meet with our certified acupuncturists to learn about how acupuncture promotes the flow of vital life energy (called “qi” or “chi”) and how stimulating key points in the body can help manage the side effects of cancer treatment.

  • GENETICS: The genes you are born with may contribute to your risk of developing certain types of cancer. We can help you understand your risk for disease.

  • HEART HEALTH: Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? Some are not as obvious as you’d think. Learn about preventive care for heart health as well as how to manage your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight.

  • PREVENTIVE SCREENING ZONE--Colorectal, Breast, PAP, and Prostate After diagnosis and treatment for cancer, it is more important to keep up with screenings for other cancers.
    - Cancer Screening-Colorectal, including the “Colon Experience” Inflatable tunnel
    - Cancer Screening-Prostate, including the “Prostate Experience” Inflatable tunnel
    - Cancer Screening-Dermatology Skin Cancer Prevention
    - Cancer Screening-Women's Health

  • KAISER PERMANENTE ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS: Kaiser Permanente is an active and leading participant in several national cooperative trials. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has identified Kaiser Permanente as an NCI Community Oncology Research Program. Santa Clara Medical Center is recognized by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO for improving cancer care through high-quality clinical trial programs. Learn about available clinical trials at Kaiser San Jose and Santa Clara and how participation can improve care standards.

  • KAISER PERMANENTE SUPPORT SERVICES: Learn about available support services to help with symptom management, life-care planning, financial support, and more.

  • KAISER PERMANENTE PET THERAPY TEAM AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Come meet the pets that help nurture our patients and discover how you can help others by being part of our volunteer services.


  • MOBILE HEALTH VEHICLE: provides wellness to your worksite by having easy access for routine health care and preventative care. Mobile way to get healthy and stay healthy.
  • HEALTHY LIVING/MIND BODY WELLNESS: Our Health Education Department has resources and programs to help you maintain and improve your health and wellness. Learn how this team of health professionals can help you achieve and maintain lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, exercise, and stress management to take care of yourself and loved ones.

  • HEALTHY EATING AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: What is the anti-inflammatory diet? What are the benefits of a plant-based diet? How does weight affect my overall survival? How can I fight cancer with food? Learn from our dietitians which foods are most nutritious and how to build healthy, balanced meals.

  • REHABILITATION AND SPEECH SERVICES: We have specialists who can help you strengthen muscles, lessen fatigue, manage lymphedema, rehabilitate speech, and assist with other side-effects of cancer treatment. Meet the specialists and get your questions answered about anything from compression garments to getting set up with a specialized rehabilitation program that fits your needs.

 After diagnosis and treatment for cancer, it is more important to keep up with screenings for cancers.

  • Colorectal, including the "Colon Experience" Inflatable tunnel
  • Prostate, including the "Prostate Experience" Inflatable tunnel 
  • Dermatology Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Women's Health - Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening


  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: Check out our Look Good Feel Better demonstration table and get information about prevention, treatment, and survivorship as well as programs such as Road to Recovery (transportation), Reach to Recovery (breast cancer support), and I Can Cope. To learn more, visit their website at   

  • ASIAN AMERICAN CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK: Learn about the educational, supportive, and diverse network of resources available to not only Asian-Americans, but to everyone.To learn more, visit their website at

  • BAY AREA CANCER CONNECTIONS is dedicated to providing compassionate support and comprehensive information to those affected by breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more,visit their website at

  • BREAST CANCER FUND works to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments. To learn more, visit their website at

  • CANCER CARE POINT provides hope and help for individuals and families in Silicon Valley whose lives are touched by cancer. They provide a vast array of programs and classes including imagery, massage therapy, yoga, nutrition consults, and support groups, as well as transportation and financial resources. To learn more, visit their website at

  • LEUKEMIA/LYMPHOMA SOCIETY: Dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and services to patients and their families with leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Pediatric Spanish- speaking support program with Latinas Contra Cancer at

  • PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. To learn more, visit

  • THE NEXT STEP BOUTIQUE is a women's boutique established to accommodate the special needs of women who have experienced breast cancer. To learn more, visit their website


  • CHAIR MASSAGES: delivered by the massage therapists from the National Holistic Institute.

  • DANCE4HEALING: Explore the healing properties of dance.     

  • HAIR DONATION: Get ready for summer by donating your long hair and receive a complementary haircut and style by one of our stylists.

  • KIDS'S FUN ZONE: Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and more.

  • MINDFUL EATING: Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention. Learn to bring your full attention to the process of eating, savoring tastes, smells, thoughts, and emotions in the moment of nourishing your body. This is a beneficial tool for anyone having difficulty with weight management, or those who want to make changes in eating habits.

  • MINDFUL MEDITATION: Learn to experience life fully, as it unfolds moment by moment.


  • REIKI:
    Reiki masters utilize a series of hand positions to help promote stress reduction and relaxation. Sessions are 15 minutes long and are gentle and non-invasive.

  • RESTORATIVE YOGA: Experience how restorative yoga can help reduce stress, increase range of motion, improve circulation, and manage chronic pain.

  • TAI CHI: This simple, gentle, flowing movement reduces stress and increases balance, inner peace, and flexibility.

  • ZUMBA: Latin inspired dance fitness program with infectious music and easy to follow dance moves that will tone and strengthen your body.

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