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Free wellness program for cancer survivors continues in 2019

January 04, 2019

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A free wellness program started last fall by the University of Kansas School of Medicine was so popular that now there's an encore, beginning in January.

Cancer Connections provides free resources for cancer survivors who are working toward wellness after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. The program gives survivors access to experts that can provide evidence-based information to help navigate the survivorship journey. There are six, one-hour sessions, each devoted to a specific topic. Additional dates have been added as well, giving people more options to participate.

This program is offered virtually, so participants can connect from their home or at a local organization that is hosting the program.

Cancer Connections schedule

* All sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. every other Wednesday and repeated live from 6 to 7 p.m. the following Tuesday.

1. Long-term Effects of Cancer Treatment, Jan. 9 and Jan. 15 with Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D., MPH, M.A., from KU Medical Center, Kansas City.
2. Healthy Eating After Cancer, Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 with Judy Johnston, M.S., RD, LD, from KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
3. Physical Activity after Cancer, Feb. 6 and Feb. 12 with Lianna Fry, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist from Livestrong at the Y, from Greater Wichita YMCA.
4. Update on Genetics and Cancer, Feb. 20 and Feb. 26 with Devin Cox, M.S., CGC, from KU Medical Center, Kansas City.
5. Sex & Intimacy After Cancer, March 6 and March 12 with Kelli Netson-Amore, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, from KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
6. Chemobrain - Strategies to Cope, March 20 and March 26 with Susan Krigel, Ph.D., from KU Medical Center, Kansas City.

This program is designed for survivors/thrivers of all types and stages of cancer. Sessions WILL NOT cover information regarding specific treatments of cancer.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/CancerConnections. A link to join and program materials will be emailed to those who register.

View the flyer for this program.

This project was developed with support from Kansas Cancer Partnership and the University of Kansas School of Medicine with support from Cooperative Agreement number NU58DP006113 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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