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 participants phone, iPad, or computer, the live video webcast format enables survivors and their families living throughout the state of Nebraska and Western Iowa the access to chat directly with the professional.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7-8pm | Surgical Lymphedema: Exploring Cutting Edge Therapies
Project Pink'd is excited to present Sean Figy M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist with a specialty in reconstructive microsurgery and complex reconstruction. He also has an additional specialty in lymphatic surgeries.
In this Straight Talk: Ask an Expert series 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.
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? Click Here to Join Now
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. Sean Figy, M.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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.
Project Pink'd presents Gwen Reiser, MS, LCGC, a Licensed and Certified Genetic Counselor at the Hereditary Cancer Clinic of Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC. In this Straight Talk video series, Gwen helps us understand genetic testing relative to breast cancer as answers questions during the live video broadcast that was aired on 5/2/18.