I recieved an email today from Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center. They are conducting an on-line workshop.

The writer told me:

“Our organization is currently running an online workshop for people who have survived cancer multiple times, with the goal of providing support to cancer survivors and helping them get back into living again. This study was run before for one-time cancer survivors with great success, which is why we’re running the same study for people who have survived cancer two or more times.”

Sounds great to me! We all need help to “get back to living again”. If you are dealing with a recurrence of your cancer, or if you have previously had another primary cancer (I know a few appendiceal cancer patients who have had prior cancers, breast etc.), are over the age of 19 and are not actively receiving surgery, chemo or radiation, you are a candidate for the program.

You can find out more about this program and how to apply to participate at this web site: What is the Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop and Study?

I’ve pasted some information from their website below, but go to the site to see the rest!:

What is the Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop and Study?

•An online workshop and study designed for cancer survivors and led by cancer survivors.
•A community to share your problems, hopes, fears and inspirations with other like minded people
•Easy to follow, interactive online sessions are posted each week for six weeks. You can log on any time that works for you and it only takes about 2-3 hours each week.

Benefits of joining

•Learn to manage your fears and stress
•Learn ways to manage fatigue, pain, and the effects of treatment
•Set goals and work toward them
•Find better ways to talk to your friends and family about your health
•Get support and share your experiences with others who have survived cancer
•Sign up today, and discover, simple, practical steps you can take to get the most out of life.

Who may participate?

•Adults (19 and over) who have been diagnosed with a second or reoccurring cancer within the last 5 years
•Are not currently receiving intensive cancer treatment (surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy)
•People on hormonal therapy or long-term maintenance medication can participate
•Have access to the internet (high-speed recommended) and an email account
•Living in the United States

What alumni are saying

•”Feedback, support and advice from someone in the same boat was encouraging. The group was uplifting and inspirational”
•”Knowing I am not alone with my fears and problems “
•”A good reminder of things to do, a guide on how to do things if needed (exercise, goals, etc.)”