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Passport to Survivorship

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Health & Wellness Expo
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9am - 4pm
The Passport to Survivorship Expo kicks off the Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life Weekend. Journey towards better health at this free experiential wellness event with interactive health exhibits, health screenings, 40+ vendors, 30-minute learning workshops and national keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a cancer survivor and costar of the hit reality show, The Little Couple. Plus, the first 500 people to check in on event day will receive an awesome SWAG bag!
Online Tickets are now Closed!
Tickets will be available at the RI Convention Center on Saturday.

Travel to a healthier and happier you!

What you can discover on your journey to better health:

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Arnold

Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a cancer survivor and costar of the hit reality show, The Little Couple.

Would you like to have lunch with Dr. Arnold? Click below to register for the luncheon.

$50 per person and seating is limited.

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Sexuality is an innate part of being human, yet it is one of the most threatened and least talked about aspects following a cancer diagnosis. This presentation will explain sexuality after cancer, touching on issues that impact women and couples after cancer.

Dr. Dizon, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Surgery at Brown University. He is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatments of breast and pelvic malignancies. He leads Community Outreach and Engagement as Associate Director at the Legoretta Cancer Center at Brown University. He is a fierce advocate for cancer survivorship, especially as it relates to sexuality following a cancer diagnosis and runs the Oncology Sexual Health First Responders Clinic at Lifespan Cancer Institute.

What's love got to do with it? Sexuality, Intimacy, and Intercourse after cancer:

What you need to know.

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Her2-Low and Behold

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Explore the new category of breast cancer, Her2-low, and how targeting cancer more effectively is changing our treatment options. If you’re Her2+, you’ll want to sit in on this 30-minute learning session.

Stephanie L. Graff, MD, FACP, is the Director of Breast Oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University and a Medical Advisor for the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

Less Is More

50 years ago, treating a woman with breast cancer involved major disfiguring surgery, long hospitalization, and debilitating follow-up care. Surgical clinical trials have resulted in de-escalated surgical interventions that preserve more of the natural breast with identical survival rates. The goal of breast surgery, with coordinated multidisciplinary care, is minimizing surgical intervention, improving outcomes, and maximizing quality of life. 

Theresa Graves, MD, FACP, is ... is the Director of the Breast Center at the Lifespan Cancer Institute. She is also the  Director of the Center for Breast Care at Brown Surgical Associates and an Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinical) at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

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Lifespan Connections Lab

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Here from the experts in this quick-paced learning session where you move from table to table, and you get to ask the questions.

Featured experts include:
Dr. Duffy who will answer your questions on survivorship and introduce you to the OWLS Clinic
Have questions regarding reconstructive surgery? Dr. Amy Maselli can answer them for you.

 

Dr. Shruthi Ram will answer questions on breast imaging
 

Carol DeCarvalho has got all the information you need regarding physical therapy

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Gloria Gemma Foundation is Here for You: Stop by to meet staff and program providers, ask questions and get to know the Foundation and all we have to offer you.

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Myriad Genetics: A leader in the field of genetics, Myriad will provide genetic testing with the MyRisk™ Hereditary Cancer Test-- a scientific advancement revolutionizing hereditary cancer testing. Blending both genetic test status and personal cancer family history, Myriad MyRisk hereditary cancer panel represents the next generation of hereditary cancer risk testing.

Learn about the Risk of Recurrence in HER2+ Breast Cancer

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Presented by Laurie Rosa, BSN RN OCN CBCN, Puma Biotechnology Clinical Educator Laurie will review early stage HER2+ breast cancer, explore risk of recurrence and discuss an oral therapy to reduce this risk. She will be accompanied Erin Buss, Puma Biotechnology Patient Ambassador.  Erin will share her experience with HER2+ breast cancer and her treatment journey. 

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Elite Physical Therapy: Cancer surgery and treatments can have long-lasting side effects like pain and decreased range of motion. Visit them at their sponsor booth to receive a brief consultation and massage.

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Meditation with Swami J: Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and even physical change your genes. Take time to relax and be centered with a guided meditation with Swami Jnanamudrananda.

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Have you experienced skin side effects from cancer treatment that affect your quality of life?  Have you noticed your skin is forever changed?  This 30-minute learning session will explain what happens to your skin when undergoing treatment for cancer and how to take care of it.  We will also talk about the importance of good clean products and precautions every cancer survivor needs to know when visiting a spa.  Every attendee will receive a “goody bag” with safe, clean samples of skin care products.    

Skin Is In!

Break a Board with Mastery Martial Arts

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Get inspired, feel empowered, set your intention, and find out you’re stronger than you think with this 30-minute exercise where you will break a wooden board with your bare hand.

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Angela's Journey with Signatera

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Please join Angela as she shares her Breast Cancer recurrence story and how her cancer was discovered months before traditional scans could detect her tumors. Presented by Angela Devine, Patient-advocate for Natera. 

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ScART Exhibit: Wander through this extraordinary art exhibit of 25 people who turned their scars into incredible works of art. See their stories and learn why we are all beautiful masterpieces.

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Join Planet Fitness for some fun, low-impact exercises to help strengthen and tone that don’t require any special attire, equipment and you won’t even break a sweat.