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CPAN Chapter Advocacy Educational Event

Northwest Medical Specialties invites you to join our CPAN Chapter at our next advocacy educational event. During this event you will:

  • Hear highlights from the 2019 Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Conference held at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
  • Learn about key issues impacting community oncology including:
    • Cancer Clinic Consolidation and Closures, Concerns with Pharmacy Benefit Managers, The Harm of Prior Authorizations
  • Hear your fellow advocates share their experience participating in COA’s Patient Advocacy conference program track.
  • Learn more about how you can join our local Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy (CPAN) Chapter.


Date:  Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time:  4:00-5:00PM

Location:  St. Joseph Medical Building (behind main lobby check-in)

1608 South J Street, Tacoma WA 98405

Conference Room B


This is a free program, but registration is required. To register please contact Abra Kelson at (253) 200-3164,

Having Hard Conversations in Loving Ways

A diagnosis of cancer forces patients and families to confront issues that can be ignored on ordinary days. Some people think that not talking about these issues avoids the pain, but patients often will discuss these hard questions and concerns with healthcare staff. They report that avoiding those topics with their loved ones often adds to the burden patients have to carry alone. This session will offer ideas about having these hard conversations in ways that ease the unnecessary suffering that the burden of silence causes. Information about Palliative Care and Hospice will be included in this shared dialogue. Workshop will be led by Chaplain Dorothy Pryblyski. Free dinner will be provided. 


Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time:  5:30-7:00PM

Location: Northwest Medical Specialties

2920 South Meridian, Suite 100

Puyallup, WA 98373


This is a free program, but registration is required. To register please contact Eunice Chua at (253) 428-8757,

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Workshop

Cancer Support Community welcomes Dr. Ndegwa Njuguna presenting on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. This free workshop offers information on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). We discuss treatment options for CLL, side-effects, the cost of care, and navigating life with the disease. In addition, participants will learn about ways to cope with the social and emotional challenges of a CLL diagnosis. Free dinner will be provided and a chance to win some raffle prizes.


Date:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time:  5:30-7:00PM

Location: Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites: Brookside Ballroom

6575 Kimball Drive

Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (646) 749-3117


This is a free program, but registration is required. To register please contact Eunice Chua at (253) 428-8757, or here is the registration link!

Naturopathic Medicine and Side Effect Management with Cancer Treatment

Cancer Support Community at NWMS welcomes Dr. Morgan Schuster, ND of Northwest Natural Health presenting on….

  • Neuropathy
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea


About Dr. Schuster:

In addition to general naturopathic practice, she has an interest and specialty training in oncology, intravenous therapy, mind-body medicine and Ayurveda. She is a graduate of Bastyr University and the New England School of Homeopathy.

She is passionate about treating the whole person and providing effective solutions for patients who have not had their health issues resolved with standard of care. She believes that the patient’s experience during treatment should be supportive, collaborative and enjoyable. Every patient needs to be heard.


Date:  Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time:  5:30-7:00PM

Location:  Puyallup United Methodist Church

1919 West Pioneer

Puyallup, WA 98371


This is a free dinner program, but registration is required. To register please contact Eunice Chua at (253) 428-8757 or