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Cancer Related Education & Support


Breast Cancer Education & Support Group - Facilitated by the Cancer Support Community
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Date: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Becky Lowe, MFT
Contact: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Phone: 805/652-5459
Contact: Patty Robles
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Dietary Consults
Dietary consults by a CMH registered dietician for patients with cancer
Date: By appointment only
Time: Call for dates and times
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator: Laura Fuld, RD
Phone: 805/652-5459
Contact: Patty Robles
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General Cancer Support Group - This is a group for patients and their caregivers
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Date: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Road, Suite 105
Facilitators: Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Gynecological Cancer Support Group - This group is for patients and their caregivers with gynecological cancers 
Date:
2nd Monday of each month 
Time:
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator:
Deb Lawry RN, OCN and Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW
Contact:
Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Phone:
805/652-5459
Contact:
Patty Robles
Email:

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Level 1 Yoga
Time: Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesdays & Fridays
Location: CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Road, Suite 105
Facilitator: Tobi Redlich, D.C.
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Look Good, Feel Better - American Cancer Society program for women undergoing cancer treatment to help them cope with appearance related side effects.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Date:
Mondays in March, June, September and December
Location: CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Road, Suite 105
Facilitator: Various Cosmetologists
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Lymphedema Screening Clinic - Screening and follow-up clinic for patients at risk for lymphedema. Scheduled by appointment only for the hour prior to the lymphedema support group in four 15 min. appointments.
Date: Third Tuesday each month
Time: Call for an appointment
Facilitators: Claudia Steele-Major, PT, CLT-LANA
Contact: Patty Robles
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Lymphedema Support Group - Support and education for lymphedema patients and their family members. Speakers are frequently invited to present relevant information and new products.
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Date: Third Tuesday each month
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Facilitators: Claudia Steele-Major, PT, CLT-LANA
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Lymphedema Therapy
Date & Time: Call for an appointment
Location: 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
Email:

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Nutritional Series - Everything you ever wanted to know about nutrition and cancer.
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Date: 3rd Friday of every month
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Susan Speer, MS, RD, CSO
Location: CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd, Suite 105
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Oncology Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation for cancer patients during and after cancer treatment. Physical, Occupational, and Speech- Therapy services provided with physician referral.
Date & Time: By appointment only
Location: Rehabilitation Department
Contact: Claudia Steele-Major, PT
Phone: 805/652-5063
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Reflexology
Date: Fridays
Time: Call for appointment
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator: Jane Ivey
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Reiki for Cancer Patients
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Date & Time: By appointment
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitators: Several Therapists
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
Email:
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Restorative (Gentle) Yoga - Yoga for those who have just had surgery or for beginners.
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Date: Tuesdays
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator: Toby Redlich
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
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Smoking Cessation Classes - Cost is $50 and includes: 8 class sessions, workbook, relaxation CD, and first two weeks of nicotine replacement therapy products.
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Date: Mondays for 7 consecutive weeks
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: HealthAware Office, 120 Ashwood, Ventura, CA
Contact: HealthAware
Phone: 805/667-2818
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Social Services - Social worker available for individual support.
Date By appointment only
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator: Lalo Perez, LCSW
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
Email:

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Tools - This group is for patients and caregivers.
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Date: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator: Kelle Evans, LMT, RM, CAMT
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
Email:
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Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Date: 4th Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator: Jillian Eshpeter, Rigistered MFT intern
Contact: Patty Robles
Phone: 805/652-5459
Email:

 

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