Undergoing treatment for cancer can take a toll physically and emotionally. At the Comprehensive Cancer Center, it is our goal to make your journey as positive as possible, in terms of both effective treatment and emotional support. Our classes and support groups can help you along the way.
- The Cancer Journey – If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be asking "What next?" This eight-week class for patients and support people will help you cope with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. The class covers topics including stress management, nutrition, and communication skills.
- Look Good, Feel Better – They say beauty is only skin deep, but when you are undergoing cancer treatment, looking good really can help you feel better. This two-hour class teaches practical techniques for wearing wigs and scarves and using makeup to enhance your appearance.
- Complementary therapies – Taking time to relax and get in tune with your body and mind can be very healing. Community Hospital offers a variety of classes including healing art retreats, healing through movement, t'ai chi, yoga, and more. Classes change on a quarterly basis, see what is new.
- View our flier of all on-going classes and events.
Health Resource Library
Conveniently located near the main entrance of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the library includes more than 2,000 books, videos, and pamphlets. Computers allow visitors to search the internet for additional information, and trained experts can provide assistance if needed. Learn more.
Other resources include:
- Wig-lending service for cancer patients
- Community resource directory
The Community Health and Hospice Resource Center
Located at our Ryan Ranch campus, this public-lending library features an extensive collection on end-of-life issues and grief and loss for adults, teens, and children. Other health-related topics and additional free services are also available. Learn more.
Studies have shown that regular support and sharing of experiences can decrease anxiety and depression - and contribute to healing. Joining a cancer support group can be a healthy way to cope with a cancer diagnosis or ongoing cancer treatment. Support groups we sponsor include:
Support for Caregivers
It is important to us to support the people who support our patients. Caregivers play an enormous role in the healing process for cancer patients, but it is not an easy role. Caregivers are welcome to attend any of our classes or support groups, but the following are especially encouraged:
We strive to make Community Hospital a house of hope and healing. Yet, feelings of uncertainty, loneliness, and loss are normal during your cancer journey. It is important to take time for prayer, meditation, or contemplation to nourish your spirit. Our spiritual resources include:
- Chaplain service
- Meditation room
- Healing Garden
Cancer Survivors' Day
Whether you have cancer, survived cancer, or want to show support, join us for this free special event. It is sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center in association with the American Cancer Society. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere that will include a barbecue lunch, with local doctors at the grill, and plenty of other fun activities for the entire family. This event takes place each summer. To learn more, call (831) 625-4753.