Straight Talk: Ask An Expert Live Webcast Series
Project Pink'd continues to strive to address the REAL issues breast cancer survivors face after a diagnosis. Our Straight Talk: Ask An Expert series explores issues of particular interests to breast cancer survivors and provides LIVE access to professionals (both medical and non-medical). With the ease of just a click on a participant's phone, iPad, or computer, the live video webcast format enables survivors and their families living throughout the state of Nebraska and Western Iowa access to chat directly with the professional.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7-8 PM | Chiropractic Care For Breast Cancer Survivors
Did you know over half of those treated for breast cancer can experience long-term upper extremity impairments? (source)
Those who have had the following are more likely to experience upper extremity impairments.
· a mastectomy
· axillary lymph node dissection
· reconstructive surgery
Pain, weakness, lymphedema, fibrosis, and limitations in shoulder range of motion can affect your quality of life. These problems may present immediately, while others may occur over time, even months after you have finished treatment.
During our next Straight Talk: Ask An Expert session, we will discuss how chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy can help to restore movement, function, and relieve musculoskeletal pain to survivors who have gone through reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemo. Our guest expert, Dr. Katie Briley, DC from Performance Chiropractic, will answer YOUR questions LIVE.
Note: This LIVE Video Webcast will be broadcast exclusively on our private Pink'd Survivors Unite Facebook page. Are you a survivor and have not yet joined Pink'd Survivors Unite?
Please join no later than 12pm the day of the broadcast.
A link to access the video webcast will also be sent on the day of the event. An edited version of the LIVE video will also be posted on our YouTube channel a few weeks after the webcast.
We look forward to sharing this journey with you.
This complimentary program is offered to breast cancer survivors in NE & Western IA and is made possible by our many generous donors.
About Our Expert
Dr. Katie Briley graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2007, Summa Cum Laude, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. In 2012, Dr. Briley graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Magna Cum Laude, with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
At Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Briley creates individualized treatment plans centered on evidence-based protocols that are tailored to each patient’s condition and diagnosis. She offers a range of techniques that include: chiropractic manipulation, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Kineseo-Taping, Dry Needling, and therapeutic rehabilitation.
She addresses lifestyle issues including nutrition, exercise, diet, and supplementation. Her goal is to restore muscle and joint function so patients can perform up to their highest potential possible. She not only helps her patients achieve physical health but guides her patients with emotional and chemical health as well. Dr. Briley joined Performance Chiropractic in 2012 and is delighted to be part of such an elite Chiropractic and Active Release provider team.
In her spare time, Dr. Katie Briley enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys Nebraska football games, exercising to stay active and fit, and summertime barbecues.
Sandy Jensen and Christina DaSilva from The Renewed Hope Boutique as our guest experts for this series. Both are Certified Mastectomy Fitters with CHI Health. Understanding what changes to expect after breast surgery, throughout the healing process, and beyond plays an important role in every survivors’ desire to feel whole again. There are often imbalances that occur regardless of whether one has had a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or reconstructive surgery, which can result in an uncomfortable bra fit.
An initial cancer diagnosis can trigger a wide array of emotions. Shock. Fear. Loss of Control. Sadness. Anger. Frustration. Mindfulness can help focus you. Mindfulness can help bring hope. Mrs. Linda Dempsey and Ms. Lori Simpson as our guest experts for this series. Mrs. Dempsey is a Registered Nurse and Ms. Simpson is an Oncology Social Worker. Both are employed with CHI Health in Omaha, NE.
Cancer survivors are a rapidly growing population in the US because of advances in treatments and earlier detection. However, survivors continue to experience significant side effects due to their medications and cancer treatments. With Ms. Schmidt, we discuss managing side effects and the importance of screening for late and long-term effects of cancer treatment and medications.
Dr. Stone discusses a relatively new field of medicine, cardio-oncology. Cardio-oncology focuses on the detection, monitoring, and treatment of cardiovascular disease occurring as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The goal is the development of personalized treatment regimes to limit cardiotoxicity as a long term side effect for cancer survivors.
With Dr. Figy we will explore new and emerging treatments for lymphedema. Cutting edge therapies such as lymphovenous bypass and vascularized lymph node transplants will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on how these therapies integrate into current treatment modalities.
Explore the different types of breast reconstruction surgeries with Dr. Shannon Wong, MD. Dr. Wong discusses the difference between immediate and delayed reconstruction, implant-based reconstruction versus autologous reconstruction, and discuss the benefits of DIEP flap surgery. Dr. Wong also discusses how radiation and chemotherapy can affect the outcomes and timing of reconstruction.
With breast cancer treatment, there can be a variety of long-lasting side effects such as joint pain, stiffness, hot flashes, and other post-menopausal symptoms. New research suggests acupuncture may ease some of these side effects.
Project Pink'd and Maureen Feeney, RN, BSN, M.Om, L.Ac. will explore the topic of acupuncture and its role in managing and treating the long-lasting side effects of treatment.
We delve into the topic of breast cancer recurrence research with fellow survivor and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kathy Bressler from CHI Health. As a clinical trial participant, Kathy will discuss what researchers are finding out and doing about recurrence. She will help us understand this topic and answer questions during this webcast.
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, survivors often re-evaluate their nutrition and health practices. Whether you are in treatment or post-treatment, Project Pink'd and Chandy Lockman-Hoke, one of only two Certified Oncology Nutritionists in the state, helps you understand the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to nutrition and breast cancer.
A complex and unexpected mix of emotions can accompany the end of cancer treatment. The fear of a cancer recurrence is real and sometimes hard to manage.
Project Pink'd and Barbara Clinkenbeard, MS, NP of Think Whole Person Healthcare helps survivors understand the inherent uncertainty of a cancer recurrence while giving them tools to better control and live with the fear.
Did you know 31% to 67% of the 3.1 million breast cancer survivors struggle with body image and intimacy challenges? (Source: American Cancer Society)
Project Pink'd and Brier Jirka, LIMHP, CPC, CST, a licensed mental health practitioner and sex therapist explores this bold and brave topic.
Women who have had breast cancer treatment may be at increased risk for bone loss and fracture. What are the risks and how can breast cancer survivors be proactive in managing their bone health during and after treatment? Explore this topic with endocrinologist Dr. Laura Graeff-Armas, MD of Nebraska Medicine and Associate Professor at UNMC.