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Free wellness program offered to cancer survivors

January 24, 2020

Following an overwhelming diagnosis of cancer, many may wonder how to work toward wellness. Cancer Connections is a free wellness program for cancer survivors and thrivers.

Cancer Connections provides access to experts with evidence-based information to help navigate the survivorship journey. The program offers six one-hour sessions, each devoted to a specific topic. This program is offered virtually, so it can be done from the comfort of home.

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

Sessions are offered via Zoom every other Tuesday, Feb. 4-May 12, from noon-1 p.m. Registration is required. See the full schedule of topics and presenters below.

For more information, contact Judy Johnston, M.S., RD/LD, research instructor in the Department of Population Health at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, at jjohnsto@kumc.edu.

Cancer Connections session schedule

* All sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

  1. Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Late/Long Term Effects and How to Navigate Your Survivorship Journey with Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D., MPH, KU Cancer Center
  2. Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Chemobrain: Cancer and Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Changes with Jaime S. Myers., Ph.D., RN, AOCNS®, KU School of Nursing
  3. Tuesday, March 3 - Preventive Health After Cancer with Allen Grenier, M.D., MPH,  KU Medical Center and medical director at Wyandotte County Health Department
  4. Tuesday, March 17 - Healthy Eating After Cancer with Judy Johnston, M.S., RD/LD, research instructor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita
  5. Tuesday, March 31 - Sex and Intimacy After Cancer, Rachel Pearson, Ph.D., LCMFT, therapist in Wichita
  6. Tuesday, April 14 - Financial Toxicity and Cancer, with Gary Doolittle, M.D., at KU Cancer Center, and Peggy Johnson, Komen Advocate in Science and executive director of Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation
  7. Tuesday, April 28 - Physical Activity After Cancer, Lianna Fry, certified exercise physiologist, Wichita YMCA
  8. Tuesday, May 12 - Update on Genetics and Cancer with Devin Cox, M.S., CGC, KU Medical Center

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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