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Insights into Cancer: Cancer—Journey or Pilgrimage?

Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.

June 12, 2018

Cancer: Journey or Pilgrimage?

Michael Eselun, B.C.C., Simms/Mann Center Chaplain, shares and weaves stories to explore the experience of cancer as a pilgrimage. A cancer diagnosis is often described as the beginning of a journey no one would ever choose to take. Similarly, life itself is often described as a journey. The common wisdom is that "it's all about the journey and not the destination." But is that always true? What if cancer is a pilgrimage–a pilgrimage to our essential self? This lecture uses patient experiences and personal travel stories as metaphors for our internal and external pilgrimages through life, in all its messiness.

6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $12 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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