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
Richard, a cancer survivor, and his wife Jan, share
their experience at Sharing the Cancer Journey
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 -1st Quarter 2014
Attendance is based on individual needs; however, participation in 6 - 12 classes is encouraged.
(topics & order are subject to change)
Jan 2: No Class due to Holiday Events
Jan 16: Have You or a Friend been Recently Diagnosed with Cancer?
Our Cancer 101 class will help you understand the ins & outs of cancer, targeted treatments & what to expect.
Presented by: Steve Schuster, M.D. Fort Collins Cancer Care and Hematology Clinic
Feb 6: Utilizing Acupuncture to Assist with Side Effects
You might think – why would I want to get stuck with needles when I’m already spending enough time at the lab! This provides a whole different benefit!
Presented by: Susan Goldstone, L.Ac, A.P., Dipl.Ac, LMBT, MA, MSOM
Goldstone Acupuncture & Whole Health
Feb 20: A Story of Surprise & Survivorship!
young couple shares how cancer interrupted their lives and what they learned along the way.
Presented by: Aggie & Josh Holer, Ovarian Cancer Survivor and Spouse
Mar 6: Imagery & Relaxation
Integrating alternative modalities to optimize your health and well-being.
Presented by: Brenda Fister, RN, BSN, OCN, HTCP, Holistic Health Coach
Mar 20: When might Radiation become part of your Treatment Plan?
Learn how radiation works, why some get it and some don’t and how technical the process is.
Presented by: Joshua Petit, M.D. CHMG, Radiation Oncology
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.