Education and support for cancer patients
Cancer is a life-changing experience. Sharing the Cancer Journey, an education and support group, sponsored by the Poudre Valley Cancer Network, focuses on strategies for caring for body, mind and soul during diagnosis, treatment and the entire journey.
Sharing the Cancer Journey welcomes survivors, family and friends to explore, share and learn about the cancer experience in a casual, caring setting. Presentations by medical experts complement supportive strategies and story sharing by peers affected by cancer. Classes explore medical, emotional, physical and social issues that can accompany cancer.
What will you learn?
- Cancer 101: basic, helpful information
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Side effects
- Emotions and self-esteem
- Pain management
- Communication skills
- Community resources
- Complementary/integrative care
Join us for our free cancer support and education program the first and third Thursdays of each month. Programs are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Fort Collins at Poudre Valley Hospital's. Meetings are held in the Mortenson room in the hospital's lower level. Complimentary light meals are provided.
Upcoming meetings and topics - 2nd Quarter 2013
(topics & order are subject to change)
April 4: Understanding Cancer
Engaging you in your care.
Presented by Diana Medgyesy, MD, FACP. Front Range Cancer Specialists.
April 18: Stop, Relax, Breathe
Fulfilling effects of yoga.
Presented by Kim Robinson, CYT . Local yoga instructor.
May 2: Extraordinary Caring
Recognizing when and how to have honest talks & how to prepare for changes in health.
Presented by Michele Desnoes, MS. Pathways Hospice.
May 16: Your Inner Well-Being
Invest your energy & move forward!
Presented by Greg Ketchum, LMSW. Spirit-Centered Wellness.
June 6: What Cancer Can Not Take Away
Finding yourself when you feel lost.
Presented by George Rex, cancer survivor & motivational speaker
June 20: Transitions
The many shades of survivorship.
Presented by Marianne Pearson, LCSW, OSW-C. PVH Cancer Center.
How to sign up for Sharing the Cancer Journey classes
There is no charge for Sharing the Cancer Journey. You do not need a doctor's referral. For planning purposes, we do ask that you call us to register: 970.495.8383 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.