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Empower Your Journey: Four-Part Survivorship Series

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Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer’s Empower Your Journey is a free program helping individuals regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual health in a supportive and collaborative environment. Sessions are open to all cancer patients at any phase of treatment or survivorship and are led by a team of physicians, certified oncology nurses, research nurses, and a social worker.

Symptom and Side Effect Management: Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m
Do you need support with symptom and side-effect management? This collaborative session is designed to equip cancer survivors with expert tools and techniques aimed at preventing and relieving symptoms and side-effects that arise during cancer treatment and recovery. Participants will learn from a panel of experts including Lymphedema Specialists, Speech and Physical Therapists, and a licensed Acupuncturist. Come learn how to holistically manage your symptoms in this interactive session. *Session also includes giveaways.

Physical Health and Wellness: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m
This session will focus on the important role that physical health plays in cancer recovery and disease prevention. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss possible barriers they face with physical activity since being diagnosed and will learn motivating tips and techniques to rebuild their overall wellness. Activities include a review of simple exercise techniques, an interactive chair yoga session, and other collaborative tips with Saint Mary’s oncology and fitness experts.

Nutrition and Your Diet: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m
Nourishing one’s body is essential to improving the way we feel, look and function. This session encourages participants to take charge of their nutritional choices to feel prepared and knowledgeable about how food can contribute to overall wellness, especially during recovery. Dietary experts will share tips on reading food labels, portioning one’s plate, and will be sharing some simple and healthy recipes to try at home.

Spiritual and Mental Wellness: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m
Throughout one’s cancer journey, it’s important to focus not only on healing the body, but also the mind. This session will outline valuable skills and unique approaches to help those who have faced or are facing cancer make constructive changes to find inner peace and mental well-being. Participants will have the opportunity to openly discuss and interact with experts from the Saint Mary’s Cancer Center about the role relaxation and spirituality play in cancer survivorship.

Contact Information:

  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: For additional information, call 775.770.7414 or 775.770.3244