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, November 4, 2020 7-8pm | Managing Treatment Related Side Effects
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.
- Did your cancer treatment include chemotherapy?
- Are you on Tamoxifen, Letrozole, Anastrozole or Exemestane?
If so, you may be experiencing side effects such as:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Joint or muscle pains
- Vaginal dryness or discharge
- Sexual dysfunction
- Weight gain
Let's discuss managing side effects and the importance of screening for late and long-term effects of cancer treatment and medications.
Project Pink'd is excited to welcome Rachael Schmidt DNP, APRN, AOCNP as our guest expert for this series. Ms. Schmidt is a nurse practitioner for the Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Risk and Prevention Programs at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE. She will answer YOUR questions regarding treatment-related side effects 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? 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.
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About our Expert
Rachael Schmidt, DNP, APRN, AOCN
Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Risk and Prevention Programs
Rachael received her Doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2019 and has practiced for over 9 years in oncology. Her primary interests include program development, process improvement, and translational research across the cancer continuum to improve quality of life. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and currently serves as the president for the Metro Omaha ONS chapter. Currently, Rachael is leading survivorship efforts across Nebraska as the Survivorship Clinical Lead for the Nebraska Cancer Coalition and building a survivorship research program at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.
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