Goshen Cancer Survivor Network

Get connected. There is no reason to face cancer alone.

Living with Cancer Support Group schedule for 2017:
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month

Looking for the Noontime Nosh recipes?

Go to “Survivor Resources” and then scroll down to “Noontime Nosh.”

Join us for Noontime Nosh cooking demonstrations and tasting on the first Thursday of each month, noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Upper Level Conference Room of Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Registration is not required, and there is no charge to attend.

A diagnosis of cancer and the treatment that follows can come at you quickly, often before you have time to prepare for them.

Shortly after arrival, new patients will be introduced to Libby Stout, Survivor Network Coordinator. She will help you understand the integrative treatment approach, the role of Naturopathic physicians, availability of mind-body counselors, dietitians, financial assistance, and much more to help you along your journey.

We hope you will take advantage of all the resources available to you as a patient at the Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

When you join our network, we link you with others who are on the same journey. You’re not alone.

Through support groups, friendship groups, the Buddy Program and educational seminars, you’ll find the strength you need to face each day with hope and encouragement.

Contact Libby at estout@goshenhealth.com

Feel like you have Chemo – brain? Click here

www.cancercare.org for the national organization that provides free professional support to anyone affected by cancer. Includes counseling, education and financial assistance. Free.

www.laf.org for the Lance Armstrong Foundation

www.kidskonnected.org for parents fighting cancer

www.lungusa.org for the American Lung Association

www.lls.org for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

www.bmtinfonet.org for the Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network

www.myeloma.org for the International Myeloma Foundation

www.fertilehope.org for patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility

Now that you’ve finished treatment, you will be dealing with feelings and changes that are different than the ones you had before cancer became a part of your life. That’s not uncommon but it may take some time to get used to this new “normal.” Connecting with others in our network will help you adjust to life after cancer treatment

As part of the Network, you’ll receive the quarterly Link for Hope newsletter. If you use email, you may also be notified of events and cancer related information via email.

You will find opportunities to meet new friends who have walked the same road you have. Support groups, friendship groups, becoming a “buddy,” fitness and nutrition classes, tools to promote long-term wellness, and a variety of other events are available to help you enjoy a more active life again—socially, physically and emotionally.

If you would like to receive a free copy of the National Cancer Institute booklet, Facing Forward – Life After Cancer Treatment please contact us at bswope@goshenhealth.com or order directly from the NCI website at www.cancer.gov.

Excellent resources are also available from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship at www.canceradvocacy.org.

We understand that cancer affects more than the patient. It has a way of altering the lives of friends, family members and caregivers as well. Therefore Network membership and activities are also available to family and friends of cancer survivors, regardless of where the cancer patient receives treatment.

We encourage family and friends to join the Network so they may also receive the Link for Hope newsletter and stay informed about what is happening in the world of cancer. The weekly education and support group meetings held at Goshen Center for Cancer Care are open to cancer patients, their family and their friends.

Explaining cancer to children or grandchildren is often difficult. We have child friendly books which you may borrow to help you with the task. Kids Konnected,  www.kidskonnected.org is a not for profit organization dedicated to helping children of parents with cancer.

Patients of the Goshen Center for Cancer Care are welcome to bring their family and friends with them for their consultations and appointments. You – the caregivers – are welcome to accompany your loved ones, you are not left to sit in the waiting room.  And remember, our mind-body counselors are here to help you and your family discuss and process the changes that cancer brings.