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Throughout the month, we offer information and education for anyone on their cancer journey. From lectures hosted by top doctors to spirituality and self-care, our information and education programs can help participants and families prepare for difficult times while providing much needed support.
Learn to move from tidal waves to lapping shores. Big emotions are part of the cancer experience. Learn about dysregulated emotions and how to calm the waves using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C
At any stage after a cancer diagnosis, you may experience times of distress and feel a range of strong emotions, such as disbelief, fear, sadness, anxiety, and anger. Join us as we talk about cancer and the emotional roller coaster. Resources provided. Presenter: Amanda Burger, Psychologist
Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. This session will explore simple ways to reduce cancer related fatigue. Resources provided. Presenter: Clare Ogonek, OTR/L
Dancing and journaling have been shown to improve both our physical and mental health. This class, created by their company's physical therapist, helps participants explore movement to find a release for emotions, and an escape from the daily stressors and anxieties of life. No experience necessary, adaptations to movement will be available for those who are more comfortable seated. Presenter: Anna Cerveny, DPT, Director, Cleveland Dance Project
Learn how to protect your assets and savings when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Presenters: Sarah Parran, LISW-S & Kathy Joseph, Esq.
During this three-part series you will learn about the effect that forgiveness has on your life. Whether you are coping with a cancer diagnosis, caring for someone who has cancer or experienced loss due to cancer, this program will help you move through the steps of forgiveness toward better mental, physical and spiritual health. Presenter: Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S
Some kinds of cancer run in families. If you’ve had cancer at a young age, had two or more separate cancers, or have several close family members who have had cancer, you may have questions for a genetic counselor. Resources provided. Presenter: Cameron Friedman, MS, LGC, Licensed, Certified Genetic Counselor
Lymphedema does not just impact individuals treated for breast cancer. This session will focus on the common cancers that may cause lymphedema in the lower body. Diagnosis, treatment, and management of lymphedema will be discussed, and resources will be provided. Presenter: Robert Hundt OTR/L, CHT, CLT, COMT-UE, Hand Program Coordinator
You're invited to attend MetroHealth's 4th Annual Cancer Center Survivorship Symposium: Building Your Toolbox, a free in person and virtual event for cancer survivors and their families. Presentation and resources for: Emotional support, Exercise, Caregiver Support, Nutrition, Creative Arts Therapies and more. In person attendance at Scott Auditorium (2500 MetroHealth Dr., Cleveland) Virtual via Zoom (link will be sent to register participants).
Click here for more information and to register online. Questions? Or to register by phone, call 216-778-8557
A 6-week program for individuals currently in treatment or who have finished treatment in the last year. It involves a weekly support group, twice–weekly fitness training and 4 healthy interactive cooking classes. Mary Fisher-Bornstein, LISW-S, Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD and Carl Harmon, NSCA-CPT