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Fall 2013 (Vol. 7, No. 3)

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Survivie and Thrive E-Newsletter FHCRC logo 2011Dear Friends,

This edition of Survive and Thrive looks at the topic of resilience and the benefits often associated with this character trait.  Resilience in cancer survivors may include a lack of psychological distress or a positive outcome such as post-traumatic growth, or finding meaning from traumatic experiences. Researchers have found that resilience can moderate the effects of medical stress and improve life satisfaction among cancer survivors.

We hope to see you at our Healthy for the Holidays gathering on November 16. It's a free event and will provide general education on a selection of survivorship topics including late- and long-term effects of cancer, reducing stress thru exercise and nutrition, and cancer's impact on the family and caregivers.

Wishing you well,

K. Scott Baker, M.D.
Director, Survivorship Program
Karen Syrjala, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Survivorship Program


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Survivor Profile
Kara Noyes, an avid dancer and osteosarcoma survivor, found resilience in maintaining a sense of normalcy during life’s most challenging moments.
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Survival Strategies: The Power of Resilience

For many cancer survivors, the aftermath of treatment can have a profound and lasting impact not only on their body but on their mind as well. For some, it’s natural to develop a positive outlook on life during and after treatment, while others struggle to find any positive meaning in their difficult cancer journey.
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Frequently asked questions

Q: What are some ways I can thrive or move forward from my experience?
Q: How can I better manage my stress and anxiety?
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NEW Survivorship Program Facebook page and Blog!!

We are expanding our communication efforts to increase awareness of our program and connect with survivors through our new Facebook page and blog. If you have not done so already, stay connected by liking us on Facebook and following our blog.

Events and Community Education


Healthy for the Holidays - Saturday, November 16, 2013

Healthy for the Holidays is an annual winter-time event designed for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family and health care professionals. It is designed to provide general education on a selection of survivorship topics including late- and long-term effects of cancer, reducing stress thru exercise and nutrition, and cancer's impact on the family and caregivers.

For full event details and to register for this event, please visit our website »

Gilda's Lectures

For 2013, we have once again partnered with Gilda’s Club of Seattle to offer a Survivorship Lecture Series. The two final lectures of the series are as follows:

Stress Management for Survivors and Caregivers

      Date and time: September 16th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
      Location: Gilda's Club of Seattle, 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA  Map it!
      Speakers: Samantha Artherholt, PhD and Jean Yi, PhD

 

Samantha and Jean will help both patients and caregivers understand the importance of developing a stress management plan and will teach strategies to find peace.

     RSVP Required: 206.709.1400 or online at www.gildasclub.com

Life After Cancer: Now what?

      Date and time: November 14th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
      Location: Gilda's Club of Seattle, 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA  Map it!
      Speakers: Karen Syrjala, PhD

 

Dr. Syrjala will discuss the most common emotional and psychosocial issues that cancer survivors face post-treatment and how YOU can manage these issues.

      RSVP Required: 206.709.1400 or online at www.gildasclub.com

Team Survivor Northwest

Team Survivor Northwest provides a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level. All TSNW programs are offered at no cost to members. This is a supportive and safe environment to get back into reaching one's emotional and physical goals during treatment and post-treatment. For more information, visit the TSNW website or call 206-732-8350.

Learn more about the Survivorship Program

For more information about the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, call (866) 543-4272, email us at survivor@fhcrc.org or visit our website. To schedule an appointment for yourself, a friend or family member, at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Survivorship Clinic, call (206) 288-1024.

Support the Survivorship Program

Your support of the Hutchinson Center Survivorship Program funds research on survivor issues and concerns and provides information and support to cancer survivors.

Questions

To submit comments or questions about the newsletter, or to be added to or deleted from our mailing list, please contact the Survivorship Program at (206) 667-2814 or by e-mail at survivor@fhcrc.org.


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