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Candid Cancer Conversations: Sex & Body Image After Cancer
August 19, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join in-person at the Junior League of Birmingham or online on Zoom for this important conversation about sex and body image after cancer.
Hosted by Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center and the Junior League of Birmingham, this in person and virtual roundtable series tackles cancer topics that are crucial but difficult to discuss. The events start at 11:30 a.m. with free lunch provided. Panel starts at 12:00 p.m. at the Junior League of Birmingham auditorium, 2212 20th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35223.
8/19/2022: Sex and Body Image after Cancer
Cancer treatment can cause lots of physical and mental changes that affect both our body image and our comfort with sexual activity. Our panel of experts address these issues from a personal and professional standpoint, followed by open discussion and questions from the audience.
- Stephanie Adams is both a breast cancer survivor and a pharmacist at Jack’s Discount Pharmacy in West Blocton, Ala.
- Heather Williams is a Board-Certified Adult-Gerontology and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at the Urology Centers of Alabama -Women’s Center.
- Dr. Misty Smith has her PhD in Counselor Education and is a Certified Sex Therapist at Mind, Body and Heart Wellness Clinic.
- Dr. Christina Wilson is Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center where she treats patients with sexual health issues related to breast and/or gynecologic cancer.
About our partner, the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB):
As one of the largest volunteer service organizations in Alabama, the Junior League of Birmingham is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLB recognizes improving health outcomes and overall well-being is fundamental to creating a vibrant community to live, learn, work, worship and play. Healthy children and adults are better able to learn and work productively.
***This event is free and requires registration***
If you are able to donate any amount to contribute to Forge’s continued efforts to support our local breast cancer community, we greatly appreciate it. Donations can be made on the Forge website: https://forgeon.org/donate
About Forge’s programs:
At Forge, the core of our mission is to offer support, knowledge, strength, and direction for Alabamians impacted by breast cancer. In an effort to continue to safeguard the health of our community and team, Forge is offering virtual learning opportunities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home, and for any in-person programs we may schedule, we will practice CDC-recommended safety measures to keep our community healthy.