ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

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 online classes via Zoom:

 

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:
  • 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 online classes via Zoom:

     

    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:
    • Monday, Oct. 18 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Nov. 15 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Dec. 13 at 4:00 p.m.
      To learn more or to register for Cancer-Induced Cognitive Impairment and “Chemo-brain” Management, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.
     

    Lymphedema Education & Precautions for Breast Cancer Patients

    Breast surgery and radiation treatment may cause breast or arm swelling called lymphedema. You also may notice limited arm movement or feelings of a pulling sensation. Learn to prevent and manage lymphedema.

     

    This virtual class provides education on:

    • What is lymphedema?
    • How to prevent lymphedema.
    • How to manage lymphedema.
    • Information on axillary web syndrome
    Classes:
    • Thursday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
      To learn more or to register for Lymphedema Education & Precautions for Breast Cancer Patients, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.
     

    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.
    Classes:
      • Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
      • Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
      To learn more or to register for Numb Fingers, Numb Toes, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.
     

    Cancer-Related Fatigue

    Cancer-related fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Come learn the causes, signs and symptoms of cancer-related fatigue and how energy conservation and exercise can help relieve this overwhelming condition.
    Classes:
      • Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
      To learn more or to register for Cancer-Related Fatigue, 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.

    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.

    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


    This group is for women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. You’re welcome to join us at any point in your cancer journey, whether you were recently diagnosed, are in active treatment, or in survivorship. This space provides support and education, often in a format of speakers/presenters followed by an open discussion with peer support and encouragement.
    Meets virtually, 4th Thursday of the month, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    To learn more, call Megan McMahon at 302-623-2021.

    Breast Cancer Support Group – Supporting Wonderful Women!


    Cancer Support Community Delaware offers a monthly support group in partnership with the survivorship program at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. For women with breast cancer, anywhere from newly diagnosed through treatment and into survivorship.
    Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
    To sign up, visit cancersupportdelaware.org or click to call or email Erika Narducci, LSW.

    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 -use referral code HE19713.

    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.

     

  To learn more or to register for Cancer-Induced Cognitive Impairment and “Chemo-brain” Management, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.
 

Lymphedema Education & Precautions for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast surgery and radiation treatment may cause breast or arm swelling called lymphedema. You also may notice limited arm movement or feelings of a pulling sensation. Learn to prevent and manage lymphedema.

 

This virtual class provides education on:

  • What is lymphedema?
  • How to prevent lymphedema.
  • How to manage lymphedema.
  • Information on axillary web syndrome
Classes:
  • Thursday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
  To learn more or to register for Lymphedema Education & Precautions for Breast Cancer Patients, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.
 

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.
Classes:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
  To learn more or to register for Numb Fingers, Numb Toes, call or email Candy Muldowney at 302-623-4866.
 

Cancer-Related Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Come learn the causes, signs and symptoms of cancer-related fatigue and how energy conservation and exercise can help relieve this overwhelming condition.
Classes:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
  To learn more or to register for Cancer-Related Fatigue, 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.

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.

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


This group is for women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. You’re welcome to join us at any point in your cancer journey, whether you were recently diagnosed, are in active treatment, or in survivorship. This space provides support and education, often in a format of speakers/presenters followed by an open discussion with peer support and encouragement.
Meets virtually, 4th Thursday of the month, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more, call Megan McMahon at 302-623-2021.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Supporting Wonderful Women!


Cancer Support Community Delaware offers a monthly support group in partnership with the survivorship program at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. For women with breast cancer, anywhere from newly diagnosed through treatment and into survivorship.
Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
To sign up, visit cancersupportdelaware.org or click to call or email Erika Narducci, LSW.

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 -use referral code HE19713.

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.