As Floridians are at home, there is a greater need than ever for those touched by breast cancer to be connected, focus on physical health, and mental well-being. This is why we have launched a new Facebook Live educational series called “Healthy @ Home with Susan G. Komen Florida.” This series of videos will address how COVID-19 affects breast cancer, ways you can stay active at home both physically and mentally, how to eat healthfully, and more.

Is there a topic(s) you would like us to cover as part of the series? We want to hear from you. Send us an email and let us know.

A Conversation about Oncology Pharmacy

July 16, 2020 at 2:15 PM
Presented by:
Vipul Vassa
Walgreens

Oncology Pharmacy provides evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management, and direct patient care for individuals with cancer, including treatment assessment and monitoring for potential adverse drug reactions and interactions. Join Walgreens pharmacist Vipul Vassa to discuss the role an oncology trained pharmacist plays in the health and wellbeing of breast cancer patients. Click here to tune in.

 

A Conversation about Male Breast Cancer

June 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Presented by:
Dr. Iyengar
Florida Cancer Specialists

On this episode of Healthy@Home, we are joined by Dr. Iyengar from Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute for a conversation about male breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer is much lower in men than in women; 1 in 833 in U.S. men compared to 1 in 8 for U.S. women. Click here to watch the video.

A Conversation about HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Presented by:
Dr. Martin Dietrich
Florida Cancer Specialists

HER2+ breast cancer is a subtype of breast cancer that makes too much of a protein called HER2. HER2 normally helps a healthy breast cell grow and divide. But in about 25 percent of breast cancers, the HER2 gene doesn’t work properly and makes too many copies of itself. As a result, HER2+ breast cancers tend to grow faster and are more likely to spread than other types of breast cancer. Join Dr. Dietrich from Florida Cancer Specialists for a conversation about HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer. Click here to watch the video.

A Conversation about Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Presented by:
Dr. Raji Shameem
Florida Cancer Specialists

Metastatic Breast Cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer – also known as Stage IV. It causes nearly all of the more than 42,000 breast cancer deaths each year in the United States. Join Dr. Raji Shameem from Florida Cancer Specialists for a conversation about metastatic breast cancer. Click here to watch the video.

Breast Health 101

April 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Presented by:
Fanny Jackson and Kelly-Ann McDonald
Community Breast Health Navigators
Susan G. Komen Florida

Staying on top of breast health is essential and Susan G. Komen has developed four simple reminders you should know to stay healthy. Join Susan G. Komen Florida’s Community Breast Health Navigators to learn these easy to remember messages, current breast cancer trends in the United States, and more. Click here to watch the video.

Kids Can Cook During the Coronavirus

April 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Presented by:
Chef Stacey Stolman
Fun Chefs

Chef Stacey Stolman from Fun Chefs, will lead a fun, delicious, nutritious and interactive enrichment cooking demonstration this Friday for all ages. Children will learn how to follow a recipe, use kitchen tools properly, and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Click here to watch the video.

Eating and Cooking for a Healthy Brain

April 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Presented by:
Chef Robin Gatter
Robin Gatter Health Coaching

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. Join Chef Robin Gatter, from Robin Gatter Health Coaching, as she cooks a Low Carb Quiche and Smoked Salmon Rollups. Both are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are great for brain health and are perfect make-ahead meals for breakfast, brunch or anytime. Click here to watch the video.

Kids Creative Crafts

April 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Presented by:
Marianna Frances
Mom, Creator, Smile Maker
This Florida Mom

COVID-19 has brought on added mental stress of both having to work remotely from home while also trying to educate our children. Sometimes we need ways to keep our kids quiet, active, and creative. Join Marianna Frances -Mom, Creator, Smile Maker- from This Florida Mom as she shows you quick and easy projects with things you already have around the house. Click here to watch the video.

Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer During Coronavirus

April 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Presented by:
Dr. Meera Iyengar
Medical Oncologist
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

For breast cancer patients, the COVID-19 pandemic presents new risks to treatment. This leaves patients with a difficult choice — deciding what is more perilous, delaying chemo treatments or venturing out to receive them and risking contact with the disease. Join Dr. Iyengar from Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute for a discussion on chemotherapy for breast cancer patients during COVID-19, information on those around you, and ways to support your mental well-being. Click here to watch the video.

Eating and Cooking for a Healthy Immune System

April 2, 2020
Presented by:
Chef Robin Gatter
Robin Gatter Health Coaching

When you’re on immunotherapy, eating a range of healthy foods including fruits, vegetables, and protein are all important. The goal is to get different nutrients to support your immune system and your body’s other systems. Join Robin Gatter, Certified Health Coach and Chef as she cooks up some deliciousness and discusses how to maintain eating for a healthy immune system during COVID-19. Click here to watch the video.

 

Zumba Fitness for Breast Health

March 30, 2020
Presented by:
Brittney Nicole Dandridge
Zumba Instructor
Brittney Nicole Fitness

Getting regular exercise is important for breast cancer survivors’ continued health. Physical activity can help lessen certain side effects of treatment, such as fatigue and depression, and has been shown to reduce risk of recurrence and improve survival. Join Kate Watt, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Florida, and Brittney Nicole, licensed Zumba instructor, for a discussion on the benefits of exercise and fitness for breast cancer patients followed by an exhilarating Zumba workout to start your week. Click here to watch the video.

Mental Health & Self Care During the Age of COVID-19

March 24, 2020
Presented by:
Leah Eustace, CFRE, ACFRE
President
Blue Canoe Philanthropy

In a world full of uncertainty, it can be difficult to stay calm. That’s particularly true for breast cancer survivors and patients who are at a greater risk of infection. Fortunately, there are tips and tools that will help us reduce our anxiety and take the best care of ourselves. Kate Watt, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Florida will be joined by Leah Eustace, CFRE, ACFRE to discuss how to cope in times of crisis, how your reaction can affect those around you, and the importance of supporting your mental well-being. Click here to watch the video.

 

Coronavirus and Breast Cancer

March 19, 2020
Presented by:
Dr. John Rimmer
Medical Director for the Breast Institute
Good Samaritan Medical Center

Here to answer questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and breast cancer? Dr. John Rimmer, Medical Director for the Breast Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Kate Watt, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Florida, discuss all you need to know. Click here to watch the video.

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