For Grace’s “The Pain-Cancer Connection” series will stream monthly via Facebook Live in partnership with The Mighty, the leading online site for chronic illness advocacy. The show will be hosted by For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint who’ll interview leading experts (healthcare professionals, advocates, authors, etc.) on the intersection between cancer and chronic pain – and air on five of The Mighty’s pages including Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Warrior, Cancer and the Main MightySite.
This educational series will explore, among other related topics, how high-impact chronic pain puts patients at risk for cancer and how traditional cancer treatment often leads to chronic pain. The series will also emphasize the use of integrative medicine (conventional, complimentary and self-care) as a valuable core therapy for both diseases.
Join Cynthia every third Tuesday of the month @ 2pm PST at The Mighty for a lively interview that’ll explore the connection between pain and cancer – while inspiring those struggling with one or both diseases to thrive for better days ahead!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 2pm PST
To Be Announced (TBA)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 2pm PST
Wayne Jonas, MD, is a board-certified, practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. From 2001-2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. Dr. Jonas is currently the Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to empower patients and doctors by providing solutions that enhance health, prevent disease, and relieve chronic pain.
To learn more about Dr. Jonas and his view on cancer and pain care, please link here:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 2pm PST
For the inaugural episode of The Pain-Cancer Connection, Cynthia will share why she’s doing this stream for The Mighty audience. She’ll detail her 37-year journey as a woman in pain (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), her recent diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, and the unique trials and pitfalls of having both diseases.
Cynthia will be joined by her life-partner and For Grace Director, John Garrett, who will share how Cynthia’s cancer has changed his caregiving experience.
Link here to view a replay of the February 18th live stream with Cynthia and John.
See you at The Mighty’s Chronic Illness Facebook Page!
Catch “Miracle Makers“, For Grace’s 2019 live stream show on The Mighty – where Cynthia interviewed inspiring women who are making the world a better place for Women In Pain!