ChristianaCare

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Survivorship Program Calendar

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is proud to provide and promote support groups and services for our cancer patients, survivors and their families in our community and throughout the region.

The following list of programs is subject to change without notice, so be sure to register in advance, call or email to confirm the event.

Events and programs are categorized as


 

Special Events and Programs

 

 
Specialty Rehabilitation classes:
 
Cancer-Induced Cognitive Impairment and “Chemo-brain” Management

Cancer-induced cognitive impairment (CICI) and “chemo-brain” can be experienced during and after cancer treatment, to include radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty with thinking
  • Concentrating
  • Remembering
This class provides strategies to address issues with memory, attention, and concentration as well as energy conservation techniques to improvement management of daily activities and return to work.
 

Classes: 

  • Wednesday, January 27 at 2 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 10 at 2 p.m. 
  • Friday, February 26 at 12 p.m.
  
  
Numb Fingers, Numb Toes

If you have numbness, tingling or pain in your fingers or toes and have had chemotherapy, you may have Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. In this class participants will be shown ways to reduce their discomfort with self-massage, exercises, breathing techniques and other helpful strategies.
 

Next class:

  • Thursday, January 28 at 2:00 pm
  
  
To learn more about Specialty Rehabilitation virtual offerings, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.

 

General Programs

 

Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation Coaches


Community Health Outreach and Education program. Five free counseling sessions to assist you with going smoke-free. Program is through the Delaware Quitline (1-866-409-1858)
Call 302-623-CARE for information.
Smart Patients


ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is partnering with Smart Patients to provide a peer support resource for patients, survivors and caregivers affected by all types of cancer.
Learn more: SmartPatients.com/ChristianaCare.
CanSurround


Graham Cancer Center has partnered with CanSurround, an innovative web and mobile solution that helps people living with cancer to reduce stress, build resilience, and create well-being.
Learn more at CanSurround.com or sign up at HFGCC.CanSurround.com.
 

 

Programs to Inspire the Mind, Body and Spirit

Creating Memories with Georgia Jones


Basic scrapbook instruction for the beginner or experienced scrapbooker. This program is open to people receiving cancer treatment as well as those who have completed cancer treatment for any type of cancer.
This program is currently on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Faith, Uncertainty and Cancer


Receive spiritual support and guidance and explore issues such as faith, meaning, purpose, uncertainty, doubt and quality of life.
Meets virtually 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
For information contact Sister Julian Wilson, MSFL, ACC at 302-733-1226.
Labyrinth Walking


Walk a labyrinth for serene, spiritual support.  More information is available in the Cancer Resource Library, Room 1106 in the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Writing as Healing


Research has shown that certain types of expressive writing can help to reduce stress, promote healing and improve the quality of life. Join Dr. Joan DelFattore for this free workshop. Online resources available at sites.udel.edu/jdel.
Meets 2nd Monday of the month.
Please call 302-623-4580 for more information regarding virtual workshops.
Creative Journaling Workshop


Creative journaling is a way to record your experiences using a variety of creative outlets to promote healing. Developed by Wendy Wallace for the Graham Cancer Center and brought to you by the Junior Board Cancer Research Library.
This program is currently on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
 

 


 

Cancer Specific Support and Educational Programs

Multiple Myeloma Support Group


Patients and families can share resources and receive support. Facilitated by Danielle Brown, MSW. This group is provided by Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Delaware.
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month.
To learn more, call 302-661-7300.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Education and Support Group


Provides support and education for those with triple negative breast cancer. Join us at any point in your cancer journey; whether you are recently diagnosed, in active treatment, or in survivorship. This program provides support and education, often in a format of speakers/presenters followed by an open discussion with peer support and encouragement.
Meets virtually on the 4th Thursday of the month, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Please call Megan McMahon 302-623-2021 to register.
Men’s Cancer Support Group


Men who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or have completed treatment are welcome to provide and receive support. Special focus will be given to acceptance, willingness and psychological flexibility.
Meets Mondays, 11 a.m.
Contact Regan King, PsyD at 302-623-4780.
Look Good … Feel Better


Trained volunteers help women cope with the skin changes and hair loss often experienced during cancer treatment. Program sponsored by ACS, PCPC Foundation and NCA. Registration is required.
To register, call 302-623-4580 or visit LookGoodFeelBetter.org.
Laryngectomy Education Group


Speech pathologist led program for people living with laryngectomies.
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, noon.
For details call Janet Sechrist, speech pathologist, at 302-623-4026.
Cancer & COVID-19 Support Group


For patients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic this virtual support group will include peer support for coping with issues related to COVID-19 like delay or suspension of cancer treatment, loss of insurance and/or employment and other stressors.
Meets virtually on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.
Please contact Megan McMahon, Psychology Resident, at 302-623-2021.
Hablemos con Café en Mano / Let’s Chat Over Coffee


Cancer support provided by Dr. Wallesca P. Castro Rodriguez-Subasic, Psy.D for Spanish speaking patients.
Next session (virtual): Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. Beginning February 2021, meets virtually on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 11 a.m..
Call 302-428-2161 to register.