Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support and education for seniors and family caregivers, will present a virtual seminar titled “What Seniors Need to Know About Cancer.” The seminar will be held via Zoom from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
This informative seminar will providing an understanding about what changes when you are a senior with cancer, and what tests seniors should stay on top of for cancer detection. Attendees will also learn what cancers seniors are most susceptible to, and what questions you should ask your doctor about cancer risk.
The seminar will be presented by Cathy Friedlander Cole, NP, MPH, CHES, FNCBC, a Program Coordinator at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, and Amanda Szuck, MPH, Cancer Support Strategic Partnerships Manager for the American Cancer Society.
Cathy completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Nurse Practitioner training in Women’s Health from Harbor-UCLA and her Master’s degree from CSU, Northridge in Community Health Education. She is certified in both clinical breast examination and nurse navigation. Her comprehensive background in breast health includes work with UCLA in mobile mammography services, Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento, in provider education and in breast cancer and standardized clinical skill development, and the City of Hope Women’s Center as part of a multidisciplinary breast care team. Cathy currently works at the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center as a program coordinator and is involved in program development for the hospital’s NAPBC- accredited breast program.
Amanda discovered her passion for public health as a former pre-med major, where she embarked on a medical aid trip in East Africa where many public health interventions were used. Amanda then changed her course and received her Bachelor’s in Health Science from Hawaii Pacific University and her Master’s in Public Health from A.T. Still University. Amanda’s previous work includes Tobacco Control Prevention and Policy roles helping to address and change tobacco policies among various indigenous, underserved, and tobacco industry targeted populations. Amanda is currently a Cancer Support Strategic Partnerships Manager for the Central Coast at American Cancer Society. Amanda collaborates with community health partners among the Central Coast to provide cancer prevention, screening and early detection, and educational information within various populations.
Space is limited online to 100 people. To make a reservation, please visit https://www.seniorconcerns.org/seminars/