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UCLA Neurologist to Speak About "Chemo Brain" Jan. 28

Ventura, CA, December 20, 2009 --( The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center invite cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to a free workshop entitled “Chemo Brain” with Lorne Label, MD. The program will take place Thursday, January 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Memorial Hospital Board Room, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, CA 93003.

Forgetfulness and mental fog are sometimes experienced by people who have undergone cancer treatment. Although the symptoms are usually temporary, they can be frustrating and debilitating. Dr. Lorne Label will review the causes and manifestations of “chemo brain” symptoms, current medical research, risk factors, and treatment strategies.

Dr. Label completed his degree in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, followed by a Clinical Neuromuscular Fellowship at the USC Neuromuscular Center. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA and on staff at the UCLA Neurology Clinic. Dr. Label is the founder of the Brain Longevity Center in Thousand Oaks, which provides an integrative medical approach to memory impairment. His practice specializes in Adult and Pediatric Neurology incorporating his Western and Eastern medical studies. To RSVP please call (805) 652-5459.

Founded in 1982, The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the largest provider of cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is comprised of nearly 50 local affiliates, 12 affiliates in development and over 100 satellite locations. By offering professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club continue to provide support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.

As a local chapter, The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura serves over 3,000 community members affected by cancer each year. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or call 805-379-4777. Give hope to a child affected by cancer: Text COMMUNITY to 90999 to donate $5 to programs for children. Standard text messaging rates apply. For full terms visit

The Cancer Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of individuals faced with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as providing programs for family members, friends, and the community-at-large. These services are offered free of charge in a comfortable, non-hospital setting. Community Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, 240-bed, community-owned regional hospital and health center governed by an unpaid board of trustees. It is fully licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Program is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons.

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