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Balanced Healing - Cancer Rehabilitation

Jun 09, 2017

Join Us for our 2017 Seeds of Hope - Balanced Healing on Sunday, June 11!

Our Seeds of Hope Day has always been about celebrating and helping our survivors thrive by providing resources to maximize their recovery from their treatments and promoting healthy survivorship.

This year’s conference focuses on five important areas of Cancer Rehabilitation:

  • Experiential Movement
    Join our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, yoga, tai chi & Zumba instructors
  • Healing Touch
    Reiki and Chair Massage
  • Oral Care
    Connect with dental specialists and speech therapists about the impacts of good oral care on overall health and throughout cancer treatment
  • Balanced Rest and Calm
    Meet with our sleep specialists and psychiatric oncologist about issues with sleep, fatigue and other brain functions
  • Balanced Beauty
    Treat yourself by heading over to our beauty zone for skin consultations, hair restoration and plastic surgery alternatives
  • Eating for Healing
    Meet with our nutrition experts about achieving the proper nutritional balance and our pharmacists about nutritional supplements

We have an exciting line up of lectures, including our keynote speaker, Dr. Kerri Winter- Stones, who is a Research Professor and Exercise Scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University, who will address how “exercise” is the “magic pill” and how to heal faster, stronger and better, along with Dr. William Ho, KP San Jose Chief of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, who will talk about Eating for Healing- Food is Medicine.

This year, we will kick off the “Healing Harmonies” Concert. Debuting at this concert will be our own Dr. Lawrence Scala and Dr. Craig Job, along with other survivors, who will showcase their talents, and allow us to experience music as a medium for healing, as medicine is for the body and music is for the soul.

In addition to the educational sessions, there will be ongoing scheduled activities and booths supporting your mental, nutritional, and physical well-being.  Test your knowledge at the Prevention Screening Zone and don’t forget to stop by our Kids Fun Zone, too.

Please review the program insert below for a more elaborate explanation of the day’s event.


2017 SEEDS OF HOPE CANCER SURVIVIRS DAY CONFERENCE AND CELEBRATION

Balanced Healing (Cancer Rehabilitation)


EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Healing Faster, Stronger, and Better
Physical activity is not only beneficial for your general health, but can also be a fierce cancer-fighting tool.  Learn how exercise can be the medicine that can help slow down the aging process to due to cancer treatment and promote healing.
Speaker Kerri Winters-Stone PhD, Moderator: Benjamin Mandac, MD

Energy Balance: What Goes In vs Out
Obesity is not only bad for your overall health, but it has been linked to at least 10 types of cancer. Dietary restriction alone is not enough. See how aerobic exercise, resistance and strengthening, and flexibility movements can help to combat bone loss, increase muscle tone and improve your energy level. Speaker Kerri Winters-Stone PhD, Moderators Lucy Song, MD

Eating for Healing- Food is Medicine
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 William Ho, MD, Moderator: Daniel Kato, MD


EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS

Balanced Healing Zone (please also see activities below)

  • Acupuncture
    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. 
  • Balanced Beauty
    Aestheticians will be on hand for mini makeovers, dermatologists for skin consultations, information about plastic surgery 
  • Balanced Rest and Calm
    Sleep specialists and psychiatric oncologist will be available to help with sleep, fatigue and other cognitive function questions 
  • Eating for Healing & Supplements- Healthy Eating and Weight Management 
    Meet with our nutrition experts about regaining and achieving the proper nutritional balance and the reasons why
    What to do when food doesn’t taste right and there is no appetite. 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 pharmacists about supplements and possible interactions with your current medications 
  • Oral Care
    Dental, oral, speech and swallow specialists can help with prevention and a faster recovery from treatment impacting that area 
  • Rehabilitation Services Zone
    We have specialists who can help manage lymphedema and get your questions answered about anything from compression garments to getting set up with a specialized rehabilitation program that fits your needs

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. 

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. 

Health Education/Smoking Cessation: 
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.

Prevention and Education Zone
After diagnosis and treatment for cancer, it is even more important to keep up with screenings for other cancers.

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
    Hepatitis and Colorectal risks including the “Colon Experience” Inflatable tunnel 
  • Prostate Cancer
    including the “Prostate Experience” Inflatable tunnel 
  • Skin Cancer
    Dermatology  consultation, including the Balanced Beauty zone 
  • Breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer
    Women’s Health 
  • Smoking related cancers
    Smoking Cessation with Health education>

Pet Therapy Team and Volunteer Services
Come meet the pets that help to cheer up our patients through their cancer treatment and ways that you can participate in our volunteer services.

Supportive Care Services
Learn about symptom management, life care planning, financial support information and other support resources.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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 www.cancer.org/   

Asian American Cancer Support Network
Learn about the educational, supportive, and diverse network of resources available to not only Asian-Americans, but to everyone. Check out the limited edition survivorship gift basket. To learn more, visit their website at aacsn.org

Bay Area Cancer Connections
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 bcconnections.org/

Hair Restoration
Located next to Hair Donation
Join Farzana as she demonstrates the latest in hair replacement technology for both men and women who suffer from alopecia, balding and thinning hair. To learn more, visit their website at www.myhairdate.com

JW House
A place where families can find hope, support and vital resources while their loved ones is in the hospital. To learn more, visit their website at www.jwhouse.org

Living Strong Living Well
Twelve week small group strength and fitness training program for cancer survivors who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease- to help build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability and quality of life.  To learn more, visit their website at www.lslw.stanford.edu 

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 www.cancercarepoint.org/

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 www.lls.org

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network:
Dedicated 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 www.pancan.org

Project Hired:
Guides job seekers with disabilities to find and sustain meaningful employment through an array of services designed to remove barriers, create opportunities, and help participants build successful careers. . To learn more, visit www.projecthired.org

The Next Step: 
A woman’s boutique established to accommodate the special needs of women who have experience breast cancer. To learn more, visit www.nextstepboutique.com


ACTIVITIES

Healing Touch:

  • Chair Massage
    Relax with a chair massage delivered by the massage therapists from the National Holistic Institute. 
  • Reiki
    Reiki Masters utilize a series of hand positions to help promote stress reduction and relaxation. Sessions are 15 minutes long.

Experiential Movement Zone Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
Physical therapists and occupational therapists will  guide you through techniques to help ease aches and pains and regain strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance- located in the Café.

Hair Donation
Donate your long hair, and receive a complementary haircut and style by one of our stylists.

Kid's Fun Zone

Arts and Crafts by Sophies Stress Free

Mindful Meditation
Learn to experience life fully, as it unfolds moment by moment.

Photo Booth

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. 

Vibrational Sound Healing
uses sound frequencies to help listeners to awaken their natural healing abilities. 

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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