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Summer Shred Event in Pleasant Hill

Fundraiser To Benefit The Cancer Support Community The cheapest document shredding in Contra Costa County – low upfront cost and it’s tax deductible! $20 for the first box, $5 each additional box July 15, 2016 1:00-3:00 PM 400 Taylor Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA Safeguard your personal information while recycling for our planet and helping people… read more


Look Good Feel Better 2017

Look Good Feel Better – An American Cancer Society program for women with cancer.               During cancer treatment, Look Good Feel Better volunteer beauty professionals help you with: Skin care and makeup application Tips on wig selection and wig care Dry skin, discolored nails Scarves, turbins and hats These… read more


A Vaccine for Cancer is Here

This year the California Department of Public Health is holding a preteen vaccine week February 12th through 18th. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that 11 and 12 year olds have the Tdap (required), Meningococcal, Influenza, Chickenpox and HPV vaccines before entering into 7th grade. As a medical oncologist I encourage all parents to… read more


Breast Cancer Seminar in Walnut Creek

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is the largest annual breast cancer conference in the world. Dr. Tiffany Svahn, a breast cancer specialist, will give an overview of new research presented at this symposium. Highlights of the conference will include exciting new data from the latest clinical trials and FDA approved treatments. Admission is Free…. read more


Practice Changing Hematology Updates

This year’s meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH),  held this year in San Diego, CA, was less noticeable for blockbuster announcements than many potentially practice changing presentations. For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the use of Obinatuzumab (Gazyva), in combination with standard chemotherapy, was superior to the use of the standard therapy… read more


A Gift to Our Community – the Cancer Support Community

As a medical oncologist, I see patients who are enduring physical and emotional stress caused by cancer and while working to eradicate the cancer, I always take into account the condition of the body and mind. From the time of diagnosis to after completion of treatment, psychosocial support is always recommended for the patient, their… read more