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Writing As Healing


Dates: Scheduled according to demand.

Writing with others is inspirational, fun and healing. Come join us as we write together and share our voices. The intention of the workshop is to create a sense of freedom and excitement about writing. We are all writers. Discover and share with us your way and your voice. Participation is free. Experience in creative writing is not required.

To register: call 916-708-9708



Support group meetings

Brain Tumor Support Group
Date: first Wednesday of the month
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, UC Davis Health, 4860 Y St., 3rd floor; Library of the Dept of the Neurological Surgery,  Suite 3740
A group offering emotional support and educational programs for brain tumor patients, their families, and friends.
Meghan Smith, N.P., 916-734-3658

From Cancer to Health
New Program to Help Women with Gynecological Cancers Manage Stress
Date: Groups start January 11,  2017
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.

People diagnosed with cancer feel a great deal of stress. Over time, that stress can sometimes disrupt the healing process. From Cancer To Health is a 12-week educational group designed to help women with female cancers (i.e breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical) cope with the stress of cancer and cancer treatment. Group members will learn strategies to manage stress, ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms, and skills to cope with common problems faced by people with cancer.

Contact: Jena Cooreman, LCSW by email or phone at 916-734-5198


Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group
Date: first Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Rooms 1101 and 1103
For patients and family members experiencing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome
Contact: Jenaye Shepherd, 916-929-4720 ext.1523

Look Good Feel Better
Date: fourth Monday of the month
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Rooms 1101 and 1103
How can you enhance your appearance during cancer treatment? This free program, administered by the American Cancer Society, will teach you everything you need to know.
Contact: American Cancer Society, 916-446-7933

Lymphedema Clinic
first Wednesday of the month
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Ambulatory Care Center, Room 2012.
This class can help you reduce your chances of develop-ing lymphedema. Both surgery and radiation treatment on or near the lymphatic areas (armpits) contribute to risk of developing lym-phatic obstruction. Lymphatic obstruction is a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed. Lymphatic obstruction may cause lymphedema, which means swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages.
Contact: Jean Kotal, P.T., 916-734-0368

Prostate Cancer Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: On even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St. Sacramento.
        Note: On the odd months, the group is held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Mercy San Juan on the 3rd Thursday, (January, March, May, July, September, November), at Mercy Physical's Plaza 6555 Coyle Ave. Carmichael, Conference Room 150.
The Prostate Cancer Support Group provides education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to prostate cancer.
Contact: Beverly Nicholson, R.N., M.S., 916-537-5237

Smoke-Free Support Group
every second Friday of the month
For more information: visit the support group webpage HERE or contact Cari Shulkin, 916-734-0718,

Young Survival Coalition Face-to-Face Groups
Date/Time: Join groups for specific dates and times.
Contact:  Young Survival Coalition
Location: Sacramento and Davis
Peer support groups for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40's or younger regardless of your current age.
Sacramento Area: Melanie Bean by email or Sacramento Young Survival Coalition
Davis Area: Julie Martin by email or Davis Young Survival Coalition