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Health & Wellness After Breast Cancer Webinar Series


Peripheral Neuropathy: Dealing with Nerve Problems During & After Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, April 27

Cancer and its treatment can damage nerves, causing pain or discomfort known as peripheral neuropathy. In this webinar, learn from a researcher, a clinician and survivors about who is most likely to be affected, the latest treatments, and how cancer survivors can cope with nerve problems.

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alyce adamsAlyce S. Adams, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. Focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment outcomes, Dr. Adams' interdisciplinary research seeks to evaluate the impact of changes in drug coverage policy on access to essential medications, understand the drivers of disparities in treatment adherence among insured populations, and test strategies for maximizing the benefits of treatment outcomes while minimizing harms through informed decision-making.

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Deborah Butler was surprised by her breast cancer diagnosis in 2018. During her treatment, she developed neuropathy in both her hands and her feet and still has symptoms. She is active in the Women's Cancer Resource Center's Sister2Sister support group, where they share cancer experiences with each other, do activities, go on retreats, and encourage the new sisters coming into the group. Deborah hopes to help others by sharing how she copes with neuropathy.





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Regina Guillory is a native Californian and a devoted Christian dedicated to being a servant leader in the community. Throughout her life she has given tirelessly to her family, church and service organizations, providing resources to those seeking information and assistance. As a 5-year cancer survivor she has taken on a new mission as a health advocate and champion for African American Women and all Women to empower, to educate and enrich their knowledge, action and engagement in prevention of breast cancer, alternative treatment options and survivorship. Since 2018, she has collaborated with Stanford Medical School as a member of BLACC (Black Ladies Advocating for Cancer Care) to promote proactive patient advocacy through peer to peer navigation.




eva meyers for web 2Eva Meyers, Ph.D., FNP, RN, is a professional Oncology Nurse Practitioner, credentialed on the medical staff at Adventist Health White Memorial. Her specialty is breast cancer outreach, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship care in the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center, East Los Angeles. She assists underserved populations access quality cancer care and is working to bring quality oncology hereditary risk assessment and testing to practice. Dr. Meyers went from licensed vocational nurse to a registered nurse, then a family nurse practitioner and a Ph.D. in nursing and has worked in the hospital and out-patient settings and with diverse ethnic and low-income populations.





catherine_headshot_speaker.pngCatherine Thomsen, MPH, joined Zero Breast Cancer in 2014 to promote health and wellness and prevent cancer, after seven years facilitating efforts to engage advocates in cancer research and to fund studies of disparities and environmental risk factors with the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Previously, she was the epidemiologist for the State of Oregon’s environmental and occupational health programs and coordinated an interagency pesticide poisoning prevention program. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Portland State/Oregon Health & Sciences Universities and her BA in international relations from Pomona College. She studied in France and spent more than three years in rural and urban Costa Rica with the Peace Corps and USAID.

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