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Free wellness program offered to cancer survivors

August 29, 2018

A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Medicine provides free resources for cancer survivors who are working toward wellness after receiving a diagnosis of cancer.

Cancer Connections gives survivors access to experts that can provide evidence-based information to help navigate the survivorship journey. The program includes six, one-hour sessions, each devoted to a specific topic.

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

Cancer Connections session schedule

* All sessions are from 6 to 7 p.m.

  1. Healthy Eating After Cancer, Thursday, Sept. 6 with Judy Johnston, M.S., RD, LD, from KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
  2. Update on Genetics and Cancer, Thursday, Sept. 20 with Devin Cox, M.S., CGC, from KU Medical Center, Kansas City.
  3. Chemobrain, Thursday, Oct. 4 with Susan Kriegel, Ph.D., from KU Medical Center, Kansas City.
  4. Physical Activity After Cancer, Thursday, Oct. 18 with Lianna Fry, Livestrong at the Y, from Greater Wichita YMCA.
  5. Long-term Effects of Cancer Treatment, Thursday, Nov. 1 with Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D., MPH, M.A., from KU Medical Center, Kansas City.
  6. Sex & Intimacy After Cancer, Thursday, Nov. 15 with Kelli Netson-Amore, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, from KU School of Medicine-Wichita.

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 learn more about this free program or to register, contact Judy Johnston at KU School of Medicine-Wichita: jjohnsto@kumc.edu. A link to join and program materials will be emailed to those who register.

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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