April 2023 Newsletter

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You're never alone on your cancer journey.

From diagnosis to treatment to aftercare, family and friends walk the path with you. That’s why Cancer Wellness Connections Programs are designed to help not only you, but the people in your life that help you. Invite them to join you in registering for any of our free programs!

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Cancer Patients

The American Cancer Society states that “Cancer and its treatment can be stressful—for you and your caregivers. Practicing mindfulness and relaxation can help calm your mind, reduce stress, and sharpen your ability to focus”. CWC offers an MBSR program led by Dr. Michael Krasner and Dr. Patricia Luck of URMC, who combined have over 40 years of experience with thousands of participants.

Offered for those who have experienced Gynecologic Cancers – including a family member or friend who is helping with your healthcare.

Session Dates: 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15 6-8pm

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Nutritious & Delicious Meals for your Cancer

Journey Nutritionists from Rochester-based Sweet Pea Plant-Based Kitchen will lead a “Cook-Along” focusing on anti-inflammatory foods and recipes. Sweet Pea has been making oil-free, plant-based prepared meals since 2019. Their meals and recipes are backed by science and bursting with flavor—so you feel better with every bite. This program is specifically designed for cancer patients and their support partners who like to cook, like to eat, or just like to watch people cooking!  First session is on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00pm.

What Was it Like Going through CWC’s Sexual Wellness During and After Gynecologic Cancers program?

Nicole, a recent program participant, says it was so helpful to speak with other women who have had very similar physical and mental struggles. Nicole notes that “the whole process of cancer treatment is so isolating in many ways, but it was so nice to not feel alone in the group of survivors, and to share strategies and ideas with each other”. Nicole is an Elevate Ambassador for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). Her goal is to advocate and support those going through cancer and those in survivorship.