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BeWell Cancer Support Services

caring for you during your cancer journey:  body, mind & spirit

The BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program at CMC is a comprehensive approach to supporting cancer patients and their families. The program supports the body, mind, and spirit of cancer patients, understanding that a positive attitude and holistic health are critical to overcoming the disease.

Patients of CMC and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center can access a wide-range of therapies and classes to take care of their whole selves. Anyone receiving support of the BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program will receive guidance in choosing the programs that are right for them, as well as encouragement along the way. Those referred to the BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program receive these services FREE for three months.

For more information about the BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program or our wellness options for high risk patients, call The Wellness Center at CMC:  603.663.6535
 

Programs & Services

The BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program offers the following programs for individuals who are currently undergoing or have recently completed cancer treatment:

Oncology Exercise Program

Group exercise classes are held at CMC's Wellness Center and will help you learn how exercise can have a positive effect on your wellbeing in a warm, caring, supportive environment.

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Yoga

Yoga can help lower tension and anxiety while promoting and improving a sense of calm and wellbeing. Various forms of yoga are available for patients as well as caregivers.

Nutrition Classes

This program provides nutritious eating hints and tips for overcoming appetite and other challenges, as well as reducing the discomfort caused by side effects of the treatment.

Mindfulness*

Coping with negative emotions and stress can be challenging. Participants learn to stay connected to the present moment through mindfulness, guided relaxation, attention to the body, and self compassion.

Massage Therapy*

Massage therapy can help promote relaxation and an improved sense of wellbeing while reducing stress and alleviating some physical symptoms and side effects of treatment.

Art Therapy*

Participants learn to express emotions where words fall short regarding the emotional and psychological side effects that may be part of their cancer diagnosis and treatment. No art experience required.

Music Therapy*

Musical activities include playing a musical instrument, listening to a selection of music choices by creating a personal play list, and even learning to write one’s own song. No musical experience required.

Comfort Cart*

The comfort cart is stocked with reading materials, games, puzzle books, adult coloring books and more to help pass the time during treatment sessions.

Free Wig Bank

All wigs are new and have been donated by the American Cancer Society. Call the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at 603.629.1828 for more information about this free service.

Support Groups

Groups include Look Good, Feel Better; Living with Cancer Support Group; and the Lymphedma Support Group.

Health Enrichment Programs

Programs held throughout the year related to cancer prevention and recovery on a variety of topics.

*Therapies available during treatment sessions at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

BeWell Cancer

Survivorship Program

Learn how mindfullness and other offerings, such as music therapy, could benefit your care. Check out our calendar of events, or call the Wellness Center to learn more about the BeWell Cancer Survivorship Program.

Oncology Exercise Program

This program is for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment or are in the recovery phase following treatment. Our staff will develop a personal exercise program for you to maintain your strength through and beyond your journey with cancer.

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