The Community Cancer Education Program focuses on promoting awareness of cancer prevention, early detection and resources available at the Community Cancer Center and within our community. Our Community Cancer Education Program is available to any group, organization or business interested in education on reducing cancer risk, screening for cancer, detecting cancer early or resources for those who have cancer or know someone that is living with cancer.
For more information on topics available through the Community Cancer Center Education Program please contact us at (319) 558-4876 or fill out the Community Cancer Education Program Request Form and a member of our team will contact you.
Understanding Your Cancer Risk:
Cancer and Genetics
Does cancer run in your family? This presentation will help you learn if your family is at risk of having a hereditary cancer syndrome. Learn about hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic counseling and testing, and what to look for in your family tree.
Colorectal Cancer, is it in your Genes?
Wondering if you should be concerned about colon cancer? This presentation will inform you about how certain colon cancers may have a genetic link. Learn about hereditary colon cancer and what you need to look for in your family tree.
Reducing your Breast Cancer Risk
Though experts do not know what causes breast cancer, there are lifestyle choices that may decrease your risk of breast cancer.
Skin Cancer Prevention – What you Need to Know
Are you doing enough to protect yourself from the sun and dangerous UV rays? Studies show that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, but you can protect and educate yourself. Learn to protect your skin, watch for signs of skin cancer and educate yourself on keeping your skin safe and cancer free. No tan is a safe tan. Protect the skin you are in!
Cancer Prevention on your Plate
What you eat can affect your cancer risk. Learn which foods are cancer-fighting and which foods to cut back on to help you live a healthier life.
Cancer Prevention – Exercise is your Friend
Studies show that exercise has many health benefits but one of the most important benefits is the lowered risk of certain kinds of cancer. Find out how exercise helps reduce your risk of cancer, and what kind of exercise is best for you.
Cancer Prevention – Exercise and your Diet Working Together
Both diet and exercise have great health benefits but studies show that using a combination of the two is the best way to reduce your cancer risk. Look good, feel good, and know that you are reducing your risk through healthy lifestyle choices.
Cancer Screenings – What is Right for Me?
Puzzled by all the various recommendations regarding cancer screening? Our experts can help you make sense of them so you can understand which screenings are right for you.
Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening
Tips to help prevent breast cancer and the latest guidelines for breast imaging.
Supportive Care – Quality of Life
How to Support Those who Support us (Caregiver issues)
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, family members and other loved ones often take on various caregiving roles: going to appointments, helping with day-to-day tasks, helping coordinate care/services and providing emotional support. Research shows over 50 percent of caregivers report their health and quality of life is diminished. We can provide support and useful information for caregivers to enable them to take care of their loved ones with cancer and themselves.
Family Support and Quality of Life
Being diagnosed with cancer changes the lives of patients and their loved ones. Having cancer causes distress for everyone in the family. Sometimes life-long coping strategies cannot keep up with the emotional effects of cancer. This can include anxiety and/or depression, as well as changes in sleep, appetite and energy levels. We provide patient-centered care that focuses on support services to patients and their loved ones, including help for all family members and other loved ones who provide care and support for the person living with cancer.
Support services for patients and their families focus on the needs of:
- Family caregivers
- Children and teens
- Communication within the family
How to Help Children and Teens when a Family Member has Cancer
We can help you find ways to help your children and teens deal with the impact cancer is having on their lives and on your entire family. We can help you deal with their questions and emotions and build strong communication and coping strategies.
If you are interested in a topic not listed please call us at (319) 558-4876 or fill out the Community Cancer Education Program Request Form and a member of our team will contact you.