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 - 4th Quarter 2013
Attendance is based on individual needs; however, participation in 6 - 12 classes is encouraged.
(topics & order are subject to change)
Oct. 3: Identifying the Value of Blood Work
Understand how your Oncologist uses these tools while guiding your treatment. Farrah Datko, M.D.
Front Range Cancer Specialists
Oct. 17: Using Art to Soothe Your Soul
Learn and experience a new way of healing with creative art Andrea Atherton-Nollet, M.S., ATR-BC, CAC III
Soulfire Art Therapy
Nov. 7: Feeding Your Immune SystemSide effect management
Nutrition for Health Brian Miller, M.S., R.D.
Univ. of CO Health, Northern Colorado Nutrition & Ernest Health
Nov. 21: Gratitude!
How cancer changes our perception of what brings joy & thankfulness!
Joe Nichols, M.A., Mental Health Therapist, Touchstone
Dec 5: The Journey calls for a Celebration!
A fun evening reflecting on the special gifts of friendship & support!
Dec 19: No Class due to Holiday Events (next class is January 2, 2014)
An off-site social gathering may be arranged by participants; otherwise we encourage you to spend special time with family & friends.
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.