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Ongoing Classes 

Mindfulness and Meditation

 

Join others affected by a cancer diagnosis to learn about and practice Mindfulness Meditation which has been shown to be effective in reducing stress, anxiety and loneliness, improving sleep and boosting the immune system. Open to anyone affected by cancer, including family members and caregivers. For more information, click on link above. 

Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors

 

Weekly meditative, gentle and restorative yoga using mindful movement, balance and breathing techniques to help women with a history of cancer to reduce anxiety, improve quality of life, and regain sense of self. $7.00 per class; scholarships available. For more information and to register, click on link above. 

Special Events

Guided Cancer Nutrition Tour at Whole Foods

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2-3 p.m. 

Lynda McIntyre, R.D., L.D, will lead a guided supermarket tour focusing on foods that are beneficial during and after cancer treatment. She will share shopping tips and healthy cooking advice while you sample food provided by Whole Food. Space is limited; contact Lynda McIntyre at 202-537-4742 or LMcintyre@jhmi.edu to register.

Knowledge is Power Seminar

Endometrial Health

  • Wednesday, September 10, 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Join us to learn the latest advance in endometrial health, including updates on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and surgical options for endometrial cancer. Hear from a survivors’ panel. Space is limited; register here.

Support Groups

Gynecologic Oncology Support Group

2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • September 9
  • October14
  • November 11
  • December 9
 

Sibley Renaissance Building, 4th floor, Sullivan Breast Center

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a monthly gynecologic oncology support group where patients can meet others going through similar experiences and gain support and friendship. To RSVP or get more information, call Liz Carrino-Tamasi, MSW at 202-243-2274 or Antoinette Solnik, RN at 202-660-4179.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

3rd  Monday of the month

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda 20814

This ongoing, monthly support group is open to all prostate cancer patients, their families and friends and provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge and share common concerns. Guest speakers alternate with informal discussions among participants. Drop-ins welcome. For information call Susan Jacobstein at 301-896-6837.

Women in Treatment for Breast Cancer

2nd Wednesday of the month

  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10
 

Sibley Renaissance Building (4th floor), Patient Care Services Conference Room

Support group for women in treatment for breast cancer includes the opportunity to learn relaxation techniques, imagery and cognitive coping skills to enhance stress management. Shared experiences are an important part of these sessions. To RSVP or get more information, contact Margie Stohner, LICSW at 202-686-6335 or mstoh@verizon.net

Young Adults with Cancer Support Group

4th Tuesday of the month

  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 25
  • December 23
 

Sibley Renaissance Building, Sullivan Breast Center

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a monthly support group designed for any cancer survivor in their 20s or 30s. The group provides a place where patients can meet with others going through similar experiences and gain support and friendship. To RSVP or get more information, call Liz Carrino-Tamasi, MSW at 202-243-2274.

If you have any questions about these ongoing events, please contact Pam Goetz at 202-243-2320 or pgoetz4@jhmi.edu.
 
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