Cancer Care


Survivorship Series for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

As a young woman with breast cancer, you have unique needs and questions. Touro has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national breast cancer nonprofit organization that provides trusted information and a community of support, to host a series of workshops for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45.

The Survivorship Series will provide answers and resources on some of the most common concerns for young women such as sex and intimacy, early menopause, the long-term effects of treatment and self-care after breast cancer.

Upcoming Sessions:*

  • Hot and bothered: Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Long-term side effects: Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Let’s talk about sex: Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Self-care: Monday, October 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
*Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, sessions are subject to change. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, each session will be capped at 15 attendees. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, contact Cancer Survivorship Coordinator Paula Harrelson at 504.210.4351 or Paula.Harrelson@LCMCHealth.org

Individual Session Descriptions

Hot and Bothered: Coping with Early Menopause

Hot flashes, mood changes and trouble sleeping are just a few of the annoying symptoms of early menopause due to breast cancer treatment. During this session, you will learn more about the impact of early menopause and tips on how to manage the symptoms.

Stay Alert: Managing the Long-Term Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

The side effects of breast cancer treatment may last many years after your treatment is over. Some common concerns include heart problems, pain, fatigue, numbness and weight gain. During this session, you will learn what to watch for, what to report to your provider and when to call them.

Let’s Talk About Sex and Breast Cancer

Changes in your sex life are common after a breast cancer diagnosis and during treatment. In this session, you will learn how to talk about these concerns with your healthcare provider and partner and get tips on how to improve your sexual health and satisfaction.

Self-Care After Breast Cancer

You have been through a lot. During this session, you will learn ways to take care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. In this session, we will discuss the important role exercise, nutrition, alcohol consumption and cancer and genetic screening can play in your health. We will also discuss how you can get the emotional support you need.