Project Pink’d to Host Sexual Wellness After Breast Cancer Conference
In the breast cancer community, the rebuilding of one’s life after treatment is referred to as the “Second Battle,” a battle that is much different than the first because survivors are dealing with long-lasting side effects from the treatments they receive, such as chronic pelvic pain, anxiety and depression, bone pain, lymphedema, and chest wall restriction. Side effects impact their quality of life in many ways, including sexual wellness.
Project Pink’d, Inc. (www.projectpinkd.org) will host their inaugural Sexual Wellness After Breast Cancer Conference on Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Downtown Omaha. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration is required at www.projectpinkd.org.
The complimentary conference, in partnership with Brier Jirka, LMHP, CPC, CST, a licensed mental health practitioner and sex therapist, will bring healthcare professionals together to provide a comprehensive agenda with an emphasis on empowerment, self-knowledge, and self-care in regards to sexual wellness among breast cancer survivors. The conference will be conducted in a “round-robin” forum so that each participant is able to attend a session on every topic in a smaller group setting.
Focus will be on four topics: Self-Empowerment – Learning to Be Your Best Advocate; Body Image After Breast Cancer; Physical Therapy (eg. Breast and Pelvic Floor); and Sexual Tools & Techniques.
This program is made possible by generous donors and sponsors, including The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation. Call Project Pink’d at (402) 905-0691 for more information.