The Cancer Center at Singing River Health System wants to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in our area. Living with cancer is one of the greatest challenges a person can face in the course of a lifetime. The Cancer Support Group offers help in the form of reliable information, peer support and practical coping skills, so that you can meet this challenge.
For more information or to register for the support group, call Donna Burks 809-5598.
Lymphedema Risk Awareness
Every third Wednesday of the month | 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid that most often affects an arm or leg causing swelling. It may occur as a result of lymph nodes being removed during a surgical procedure such as a mastectomy or due to lymphatic vessels being injured while undergoing radiation therapy.
In this educational session, cancer patients will learn how to decrease their risk of lymphedema, become aware of signs and symptoms of diagnosis and understand treatment options available if lymphedema is diagnosed.
Special Guest: Jamie Garrett, MS, OTR/L
Jaime has received specialized training in complete decongestive therapy techniques for the treatment of lymphedema.
For more information, contact the Neuro/Vestibular Rehabilitation Clinic at 228-818-1207.
Re-vive Survivorship Program
Now that you’ve rung the bell and treatment is behind you, we invite you to join us in an interactive program designed to re-vive your spirits and regain your energy. The Re-vive program is a free 2-hour, 4-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Led by members of your cancer care team, topics include benefits of exercise tailored to each participant’s abilities, training in relaxation and stress management, and tips for nutritious eating. Re-vive will answer many of your questions about cancer survivorship and living life after cancer treatment.
Contact 228-809-5251 for details on the next session.
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients and provides wigs and other cosmetic services to help them manage the appearance-related side effects, like hair loss, of cancer treatment.
Look Good Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. In the United States alone, more than 700,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 14,500 group workshops nationwide in more than 3,000 locations. Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association at local, statewide and national workshops. Other volunteer health care professionals and individuals also give their time to the program. Contact Donna Burks at 228-809-5598 to register.