Our Medical Director, Dr. Albert Mak, was invited to speak at the Cancer Support Community in Pasadena (formerly known as the Wellness Community) yesterday. He gave a presentation on the “CyberKnife Radiosurgery Treatment” and a brief overview of “How to Manage Side Effects”.
The attendees learned about the difference between radiation therapy and radiosurgery, different types of radiosurgery treatments available, an introduction of the CyberKnife treatment, and how to manage side effects. Most of the attendees have not heard of the CyberKnife treatment before and after listening to the presentation, they were all very impressed with what the CyberKnife could offer. The presentation went very well and we want to thank everyone for attending. It’s very nice meeting each of you and we wish you all the best of luck and happiness for the future! =)
We would also like to once again thank Jill at the Cancer Support Community Pasadena for giving us the opportunity to speak at their workshop. The Cancer Support Community is a great place for people who are affected by cancer to get psychological and social support. Their mission is to help those affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support, education and hope. They provide professionally-led programs of support to people with cancer and their loved ones no matter what kind of cancer or where they are on their cancer journey. Participants can choose to participate in a variety of programs designed to help them learn more about cancer and its treatment, as well as connecting with and learning from others as you face cancer together. In addition to educational workshops like the one we just did, they also offer “mind and body” classes ranging from yoga, tai chi to painting and knitting. All the workshops and classes at the Cancer Support Community are provided free of charge! Remember, you don’t have to fight cancer alone, there are resources available in the community that aim to help those affected by cancer. For more information on the Cancer Support Community, please visit their website at www.cscpasadena.org.