Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Managing Symptoms and Side Effects
When: Thursday, October 28, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
During Part 2 of our Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer teleconference series, speaker Steven D. Passik, PhD, talks about Managing Symptoms and Side Effects. He discusses topics such as:
- Coping with common side effects of treatment like insomnia, fatigue, pain and changes in mood and appetite
- Using both medical and complementary therapies to help manage symptoms and side effects
- Developing tools to communicate effectively with your doctor about your treatment and its impact on your life
About Our Speaker
Steven D. Passik, PhD, is associate attending psychologist in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College.
Dr. Passik has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Psycho-Oncology, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Cancer Pain Guidelines, Cancer Investigation and Oncology. Dr. Passik has served as the president of the Indiana Cancer and AIDS Pain Initiative and as editor-in-chief of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Supportive Care Editorial Board. He is the author of more than 95 journal articles, 33 book chapters and 50 abstracts. He was recently named a Fellow of DIV 28 of APA (Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse). He has also been awarded a MayDay Fund Pain & Society Fellowship.
Dr. Passik has been a speaker for numerous LBBC programs and is a reviewer of LBBC publications.
About our Sponsor
This teleconference series was made possible by the generous support of Novartis.