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We walk with you in the cancer journey. For that reason, we know that special resource groups and events may help along the way.
Click here to visit our Cancer Survivors Day page and watch a recording of our first-ever virtual event featuring Dr. Christina Bowen of The Center for Healthy Living and our Cancer service team.
Chair yoga is a very gentle form of yoga designed to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. It goes beyond typical exercises in that it encourages quiet reflection, proper breathing and better posture. The chair replaces the yoga mat allowing patients to take full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health potential.
Beginning an exercise program can break the cycle patients experience while undergoing cancer treatment. Chair yoga can reduce fatigue and assist patients to return to daily activities. Yoga is one of many exercise and wellness options for people of all ages. As with all exercise program, patients should first check with their physician to make sure an exercise routine is appropriate.
A collaboration among OBH, The American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association. Look Good Feel Better shows female cancer patients how to use makeup and skin products to bring back their natural beauty and lift their spirits.
Working with UNC Cancer Outreach, The Outer Banks Hospital and UNC sponsor a monthly noon-time workshop on various cancer topics. There is no fee to attend and a complimentary light lunch is served.
Cancer Hope Network
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Created by and for cancer survivors and their families to connect with others who have been touched by cancer. People in this virtual community share experiences, strength and hope using the free, interactive service.
Reach to Recovery
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. A peer support program providing information and support for breast cancer patients by connecting women with someone who has been through the breast cancer experience herself.
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. A free magazine-catalog of products designed for women to help ease the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Products are available for breast cancer survivors as well as women who experience hair loss because of treatment.
Man to Man
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. A support group providing information and support to men with prostate cancer. Some Man to Man groups may invite wives and partners to attend meetings. In other locations, wives and partners meet separately in a group setting called Side by Side.