Calendar

Oct
10
Wed
Mission Nutrition @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Room 1604
Oct 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment

Feel better during your treatment by learning to maintain your weight and muscle. You may also respond to treatment better, have fewer breaks in your treatment and might even keep the cancer from coming back.
Offered by the UNM Cancer Center’s Patient & Family Services.

Oct
11
Thu
The Art of the Scarf @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Room 1604
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Is your wig hot, itchy, painful, or all three? Do you want to find creative, colorful ways to cover and protect your head, while helping you feel beautiful? If you have hair loss due to chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments, this class can help you learn The Art of the Scarf.

In this class, we will cover:

  • how to select the right size, shape and color of scarf
  • multiple ways to wrap, twist and tie scarves
  • looks for day and evening

The workshop is open to all patients, survivors with long-term hair loss, and caregivers. It is offered free of charge.

Please bring a scarf or two of your own to practice with. Class size is limited to eight participants. Call Eileen to reserve your space at 925-1114.

Eileen Bilynsky is a patient navigator with the American Cancer Society. She has helped many people manage the impact of their cancer for more than five years. In her work, Eileen has helped women find creative ways to manage the effects of hair loss with a variety of head-covering options.

Caregivers Journaling Support Group @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Room 1604
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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A journaling support group for family and friends of cancer patients. Discover the healing power of writing to express thoughts and feelings. No prior writing experience needed; spelling and grammar do not matter. This group is offered in partnership with Cancer Support Now.

Oct
12
Fri
Head and Neck CWG @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Boardroom
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Clinical Leader, Andy Cowan, MD, PhD
Basic Science Leader, Michelle Ozbun, PhD

PLEASE NOTE: Times and places are subject to change.

Oct
15
Mon
Survivors Writing Together @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Room 1048
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

A journaling support group for individuals who have a current and/or past cancer diagnosis. Discover the healing power of writing to express thoughts and feelings. No prior writing experience needed; spelling & grammar do not matter. This group is offered in partnership with Cancer Support Now.

Cancer Support Group @ Central United Methodist Church - Room 307
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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A brief educational session followed by time for sharing and support; open to patients, survivors and loved ones. This support group is offered in partnership with People Living Through Cancer.

Cancer Support Group @ Central United Methodist Church - Room 309
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A brief educational session followed by time for sharing and support; open to patients, survivors and loved ones. This support group is offered in partnership with Cancer Support Now.

Oct
16
Tue
Clinical Pathways @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Room 3604
Oct 16 @ 7:15 am – 8:00 am
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Please contact Becky Lindley, admin support, if you have any questions regarding these meetings.

Meditation and Relaxation Group @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - 3rd Floor Meditation Room
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

A guided meditation, relaxation, and guided imagery group to help ease stress and improve coping. Open to patients, loved ones, and staff.

Gastrointestinal Research @ UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center - Education Wing
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

As always:  These dates, times, and locations are subject to change – sometimes at short notice.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Karen if you have any questions.