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Choosing a Support Group

Choosing a support group that is right for you is an important decision. It can be difficult if you are not used to joining groups. At the Simms/Mann Center, our clinical staff will help you identify what groups make sense for your situation and which ones might not. Learn more »

Tending to Your Spirit…

Our very own inter-faith Chaplain, Michael Eselun, has an article featured in the Sept/Oct issue of Coping with Cancer magazine. The article looks at what feeds the soul of each person and how a diagnosis of cancer can affect their ability to be fulfilled. Learn more »

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is sometimes a consequence of cancer treatments such as radiation and surgery. It occurs when the lymph vessels or lymph nodes are damaged by the treatments. Learn more »

Hospice

Sometimes with cancer and other serious illnesses there is a time when no more curative treatment options are available. This can be a scary time for patients and their families because it means that end of life issues are placed on the table in a way that they cannot be ignored. Learn more »

Integrative Assessments

A lot of times when someone is diagnosed with cancer or has a cancer recurrence, there is a need on the part of the people in the support environment to be helpful. Learn more »

Anxiety and Cancer

Anxiety and cancer are words that tend to go together for many people once the diagnosis of cancer is made. Many mind-body techniques that utilize forms of relaxation training can be helpful in reducing a wide range of symptoms and experiences. Learn more »

Leaving a Legacy

Sometime during cancer care it is not uncommon to ask the question, “What can I do to help my children or grandchildren remember me?” Albeit a painful question to ask, it acknowledges the possibility and inevitability that we are going to die at some point. Learn more »

Cancer & Young Adults

A mom recently talked to me about her twenty something who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She asked, what should I do, this seems like a disease of people my age, not her age. Learn more »

Recurrence

After you are diagnosed with cancer and fully treated, it is common to continue to have concerns about cancer recurrence. Some cancers have a greater likelihood of recurrence than others and thus each patient and diagnosis must be considered individually. Learn more »

Stress

Many patients feel a stress response when they confront situations that are reminders of their cancer treatment. This happens more frequently than you might think. Learn more »