Living Well After Cancer
Studies have shown that leading a healthy lifestyle can help reduce a person’s risk for developing cancer and decrease the chances of cancer recurrence. For cancer patients, staying active and eating healthy compliments the medical care they receive. Also, reducing stress through activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation can lift a patient’s spirit and help manage the anxiety that accompanies cancer.
In an effort to improve the wellbeing of survivors in our region, VCU Massey Cancer Center established a committee of experts to launch Living Well After Cancer, a program that incorporates integrative medicine into cancer care and survivorship. Living Well After Cancer's goal is to connect survivors with the resources they need to reduce stress and live healthier lifestyles.
Upcoming exercise classes and wellness workshops
Massey has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Richmond to help connect patients, survivors and anyone else affected by cancer with the resources they need to improve their well-being. Quarterly, Massey and the Y will provide exercise classes and wellness workshops.
If you are currently in treatment or have recently had surgery, please provide a note from your physician stating that you may participate in our exercise classes.There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required. RSVP for an upcoming class by calling (804) 628-1918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga for suvivors
Classes were held in May at the Downtown YMCA
Water fitness for survivors
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
4 p.m. at the Downtown YMCA
2 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA.
Please arrive early to allow time to change into your bathing sute. Space is limited. RSVP by calling (804) 628-1918 or email email@example.com.
Living Well After Cancer seminars
In January and February, a series of seminars were held at the Science Museum of Virginia to introduce the concept and benefits of integrative medicine to cancer survivors in the Richmond community. The seminars were well attended, and participant surveys provided feedback to help plan future initiatives. Below are the presentations and community resources from those seminars: