Scripps to Host Free Presentation Jan. 25 to Explore Latest Options for Easing Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

San Diego – Cancer patients, families and friends can learn the latest strategies for treating side effects associated with cancer treatments at a free program Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.

“Managing Symptoms of Cancer Treatment: Body, Mind and Spirit” will provide information on alternative and traditional approaches to easing symptoms caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The event will be presented by Scripps Health and will feature presentations by Dr. David Leopold of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and Dr. Michael Kosty of Scripps Cancer Center.

There are more than 11.7 million people in the United States living with some form of cancer, and more than half of them undergo chemotherapy or radiation as part of their treatments. Many options are available to help ease side effects from these therapies, including prescription medications, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, yoga, massage and various mind-body therapies.

The presentation is open to the general public, regardless of where they receive their health care. Seating is limited in the hospital’s Timken Theater, so advance registration is encouraged by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.

Scripps Green Hospital is located on the Torrey Pines Mesa at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, Calif., 92037.

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.3 billion, private not-for-profit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,500 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and ambulatory care network of physician offices and 22 outpatient centers and clinics.

Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. Scripps has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 10 health systems in the nation for quality care. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.

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