IL Pathways to Health Classes

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving is a 6-week interactive workshop for cancer survivors. The sessions are highly participative where mutual support and success builds confidence in your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling life. Participants learn skills to help address concerns such as the fear of recurrence, fatigue, pain, nutrition and more. The program is open to people with cancer, survivors, family, friends, and caregivers.

About the class

Classes meet weekly for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks. 

The program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment. The workshop gives participants the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives and relationships.

Benefits of the class

Participants will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
  • Setting priorities
  • Relationships
  • Nutrition
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • Appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance

Who should take the class

Adults living with and/or have been affected by cancer (e.g., family, friends and/or caregivers) can attend. Participants must be able to function in a group setting.

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