Lynn Cancer Institute Support Group & Class Schedule Programs and Services are available to patients up to one year post treatment. Cancer Support Groups Our Support Programs Help You Cope The following support programs are held at the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, Lynn Cancer Institute. Classes and groups are subject to change, please call prior to attending. All programs offered Monday through Friday only. Please note: Programs and services are available for patients up to one year post-treatment. Breast Cancer Support Group A monthly meeting open to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. When: Fourth Monday of every month | 5:00pm - 6:00pm For more information, call 561.955.4501 Urological Cancer Support Group A monthly meeting for urology cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. When: Third Tuesday of every month | 3:30pm - 4:30pm For more information, call 561.955.6469 Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Group A monthly meeting for gastrointestinal cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. When: Second Thursday of every month | 4:00pm - 5:00pm For more information, call 561.955.6469 Lung Cancer Support Group A monthly meeting for lung cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. When: First Monday of every month | 3:30pm - 4:30pm For more information, call 561.955.6469 Nutrition Wellness Expo Nutrition Wellness Expo at the Lynn Cancer Institute In honor of National Nutrition Month, the Lynn Cancer Institute is hosting a Nutrition Wellness Expo on Friday, March 8. The event is open to the community from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. The event will feature products and services from local restaurants as well as supplements, food clubs and meal plan services. Stop by for samples and to learn how to make healthy food choices. RSVP is required. To register, call 561.95.LEARN (955.3276). Be U Tiful Image Program Be U Tiful A Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute program dedicated to enhance appearance while under treatment. A woman’s beauty is only skin-deep, but how we feel about ourselves on the outside can affect mood, well-being and overall outlook on life. The Be U Tiful appearance and image program teaches beauty techniques to women following cancer diagnosis or those in active treatment. The program, designed by the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, helps combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment - all hosted in a supportive group environment. Trained image professionals who are licensed cosmetologists with over 30 years of experience in the beauty and wellness field provide demonstrations and offer tips related to: Coping with skin changes Makeup techniques Wig fittings and choosing the right look Scarf styles/Head coverings Hand and nail care Scar camouflage The Be U Tiful program is free and all participants will receive a complimentary cosmetic kit. The meetings occur the second Monday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Call 561.955.5406. RSVP is required. Him II Image Program Him II A Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute program dedicated to enhance appearance while under treatment. Following the popularity of the Lynn Cancer Institute’s Be U Tiful program for women, the Him II appearance and image program was created for men experiencing self-image issues when undergoing cancer treatment and helps men regain their inner confidence by enhancing their outer looks - all hosted in supportive group environment. Trained image professionals who are licensed cosmetologists with over 30 years of experience in the appearance and wellness field provide demonstrations and offer tips related to: Coping with skin changes Hair loss Hand and nail care Scar camouflage The Him II program is free and all participants will receive a complimentary grooming kit. For meeting dates and times to RSVP, please call 561.955.5406. Wellness Programs Nutritional Classes Multiple classes are offered monthly. Registration: Call 561.955.5637 Lymphedema Classes When: Classes held quarterly. Registration: Call 561.955.6170 for more information and times. Meditation Hour When: Twice a Month Registration: For the schedule and more information, call 561.955.5406. Smoking Cessation Please call 877.819.2357 for information on classes and available resources. Community Education/Outreach Programs Physician panels, cancer specific informational sessions, workshops, etc. Registration: Call 561.955.5097 Hand and Foot Massages Through a grant from Angie's Spa Cancer Foundation, patients receiving infusion chemotherapy or radiation treatments can receive complimentary hand or foot massages. For more information, please call 561.955.5406 Nutrition Cancer treatment can greatly affect your nutritional needs. It is important to learn what to do, and what to avoid, during treatment. We’ve put together some resources that can help you with the DOs and DON’Ts, deal with side effects and maintain overall health. For upcoming nutrition classes, click here to download the calendar. Bereavement Programs Bereavement Counseling As part of our comprehensive care for Lynn Cancer Institute patients, individual counseling is available for adults who have lost a loved one. For more information, call 561.955.5406. Bereavement Support Group A four-week series for those coping with recent loss (within 24 months) of a loved one. For more information and to RSVP, call 561.955.5265 Clinical & Therapeutic Services Psychosocial Counseling Cancer survivors and their families can benefit from our psychosocial counseling services offered by professionally trained oncology social workers. Counseling is available to patients being treated at the Lynn Cancer Institute at our various locations. For more information, call 561.955.5406. Nutritional Counseling Our onsite Registered Dietitian provides counseling to help with your nutritional needs and concerns. Contact our Registered Dietitian at 561.955.5637 or 561.955.2184 for more information. Genetic Counseling While the cause of most cancer may not be known, there are some cancers that result from an inherited mutation passed from one generation to another. In this circumstance, the family often may have an unusually high number of cancers or unusually young age of cancer. Genetic counseling and a single tube of blood can help identify family members at risk, and more importantly can lead to life saving recommendations for screening and prevention. For more information, call 561.955.GENE (955.4363). Multimodality Clinics Once a patient is diagnosed with cancer, an appointment can be made at one of our site-specific Multimodality Clinics. A typical patient's first day may include meeting with a nurse coordinator, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, social worker, registered dietitian, research nurse and the referring surgeon. Please call 561.955.MMCS (955.6627) to learn which disease sites are offered at our clinics and to schedule an appointment. Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute at Sandler Medical Plaza The Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute offers diverse rehabilitative and wellness programs. For more information on massage, wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallow therapy and pain management call 561.955.2100. Cancer Survivorship Series At Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, we realize that care for cancer patients shouldn’t stop when treatment ends. That’s why we’ve developed seminars to help patients who have recently completed therapy transition into survivorship. Presented by The Thomas E. Oxley Center for Cancer Survivorship & Wellness, our Cancer Survivorship Education Series provides patients - and their families and friends - with a wealth of information that is important in this phase of their lives. Held in the Institute’s Jean & David Blechman Conference Center on the third floor from 4:00pm to 5:15pm, the interactive sessions feature oncology specialists and are free and open to the community. Your treatment has ended. But your care should never stop. For more information or to register, call 561.955.5406. Click here to view or download the January 2019 interactive sessions. Oncology Yoga A growing number of cancer patients are utilizing yoga as a means of coping with the physical and psychological impact of their disease. Oncology yoga is usually held in small groups and is geared to the patients’ needs and limitations. Mindful mediation and stretching can assist in decreasing pain, anxiety and enhance your survivorship journey. The Thomas E. Oxley Center for Cancer Survivorship & Wellness at the Lynn Cancer Institute offers yoga classes for our survivors (LCI patients who have completed active treatment) - both men and women. When: Offered weekly. Where: Lynn Cancer Institute - Sandler Pavilion There is no fee for the classes and yoga mats will be provided. You will need to bring your own towel and water. To register, please call 561.955.5406. Space is limited. **With a prescription from your physician, patients can begin the program while undergoing treatment. After Breast Cancer Fitness Program The Thomas E. Oxley Center for Cancer Survivorship & Wellness at the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute is offering a four-week complimentary fitness program for our breast cancer patients who have completed their chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The program is facilitated by cancer-certified exercise specialists and is open to all fitness levels. For more information, call 561.955.5406 **With a prescription from your physician, patients can begin the program while undergoing treatment. Exercise After Cancer Fitness Program The Thomas E. Oxley Center for Cancer Survivorship & Wellness at the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute is offering a complimentary one-time individualized exercise assessment, with personalized goal setting and referral to a supervised open gym for our cancer patients* who have completed their chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy**. The program is facilitated by cancer-certified exercise specialists and is open to all fitness levels. Appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 561.955.5406. *Breast cancer patients are encouraged to attend the ABC (After Breast Cancer) Fitness Program **With a prescription from a physician, patients can begin the program while undergoing treatment Onco-Acupuncture The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute is pleased to introduce oncology acupuncture to its growing list of cancer support services. Acupuncture is used to balance and harmonize the mind and body. It is a safe and effective way to naturally treat many health concerns for people at any age. It involves the use of sterile, single-use, needles to stimulate one or more points on the body to promote the flow of internal energy. Onco-acupuncture is a safe and effective way to naturally treat many health concerns at any age. Reduction of oncology-related side effects may include: » Dry mouth » Loss of taste » Depression » Nausea » Vomiting » Anxiety » Fatigue » Peripheral neuropathy » Headache » Hot flashes » Pain Community acupuncture, also known as group acupuncture, is often used as a way to introduce new patients to acupuncture or as a more affordable treatment option. Many of those who practice and participate feel strongly that an additional benefit of community/group acupuncture is the healing energy generated in the room during a group session. Fridays Location: Lynn Cancer Institute, Thomas E. Oxley Gym, 3rd Floor Cost: $20 per session. Treatments are approximately 30 minutes. Call 561.955.5406 for availability and to book your treatment. **With a prescription from your physician, patients can begin the program while undergoing treatment.