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Classes and Support Groups - Whatcom - Cancer Support
Brain Tumor Caregivers' Support Group
This group is hosted by volunteer, Marianne Brudwick, who lost her husband to a brain tumor and has personally navigated this journey. Having a loved one with a brain tumor can be very stressful and result in feelings of fear, anger and being overwhelmed. Caregivers are invited to attend this group to share practical information, gain understanding of the care giving experience and discuss feelings in a safe and caring environment.
Friends & Family Support Group (Cancer)
If someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, this group will be a place to receive support, explore how cancer has impacted your lives and learn how to cope with the challenges a diagnosis of cancer can bring. This group will share information, issues and insights in a safe and emotionally supportive setting. Anyone in the community who cares about someone who has cancer is welcome.
Healing Through Creativity (Cancer)
Offered to current patients and survivors with skilled volunteers of the Cancer Center teaching the class. Different painting mediums are offered to ensure participants have a good time and enjoy this experience. We meet every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center. The group is free with all supplies provided, but participants must be at least 18 years of age or older.
Look Good...Feel Better (Cancer)
A joint service of the American Cancer Society, Look Good...Feel Better is designed to teach women undergoing treatment how to use makeup, wigs and scarves to enhance appearance and boost spirits. Cosmetic samples and makeovers are available.
Mindfulness will bring awareness to present experiences without judgment or expectation of how it is supposed to be. You will learn to relate to yourself with kindness and compassion.
Nutrition & Cancer Management
Learn about the importance of nutrition during cancer treatment, including tips for managing treatment-related symptoms. Our registered dietitian will also discuss the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and recurrence.
Qigong is offered to patients of the Cancer Center. It is a traditional Chinese mind-body practice that uses meditation, breathing control, and movement to balance the flow of energy (qi) through the body.
Support Group for Women with Cancer
The group has a holistic mind/body/spirit approach to healing. Participants share stories and identify resources, and support one another in setting priorities and finding balance and meaning in the cancer experience.
Us Too! Prostate Cancer Discussion Group
Men with a prostate cancer diagnosis are invited to this educational and support meeting along with their spouse/partners. Discussion may include treatment options, side effects & other informative topics.
Yoga for Cancer Patients
Yoga for local cancer patients that meets twice a week. Meets Tuesdays, noon - 1:00 & Friday mornings 8:00 - 9:00 AM.