Benefits of receiving local after-treatment support

SupportIf you’ve finished treatment, consider signing up for the Oregon Cancer Foundation’s Series on Surviving Cancer: I finished treatment. Now What?

This unique, 8-week survivorship series covers a broad range of topics that address the questions and challenges that arise after cancer treatment. The series runs twice a year, in the fall and spring, and there is no cost to attend. Survivors may participate by themselves, or they can ask a spouse, partner or caregiver to attend with them.

Each session covers a different topic and is presented by local experts, including Willamette Valley Cancer Institute physicians and staff, and other recognized professionals from our community. Past topics have included:

  • Understanding how cancer impacts relationships
  • Learning how to eat and exercise to help stay healthy and reduce risk of recurrence
  • Managing anxiety about cancer recurrence, sadness, depression and other emotions
  • Exploring mindfulness, meditation, spirituality and other forms of self-care and healing
  • Discussing cognitive and behavioral strategies to increase well-being and resiliency
  • Learning about integrative care and alternative healing methods, such as naturopathy, acupuncture, massage and other complementary approaches, and how they can improve your cancer journey

Fall 2016 will be the 7th time we have offered this beneficial and much anticipated series. Past participants overwhelmingly rate the series as “Excellent” and “Very Good” and say they would “highly recommend” the series to others who have completed cancer treatment. Registration is now open for our fall series, which begins September 22. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to register early.

What: An 8-week series for cancer survivors that explores issues arising after treatment ends
When: September 29 – November 17
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: The Beck Center, inside the Eugene Family YMCA
2055 Patterson Street, Eugene
Cost: Free
To register: Contact Amy Johnston
541-632-3654
amy@oregoncancerfoundation.org

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