The St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute coordinates or participates in a variety of support groups to help patients and families cope with cancer.
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St. Joseph's Cancer Institute offers additional support programs to help cancer patients feel better both mentally and physically.
Yoga incorporates stress reduction techniques, including regulated breathing, visual imagery, meditation and various stretching postures to help improve strength, flexibility and balance. Mentally, yoga calms and quiets the mind, reduces anxiety and improves concentration and focus. Research suggests that stress reduction programs tailored to the treatment of cancer may help patients cope with the acute effects of treatment and improve quality of life during and after treatment.
This is a free program for cancer survivors. However, any person with a chronic illness may attend. Classes are taught by a registered yoga instructor at St. Joseph's Hospital. Remember to bring your yoga mat, water and a towel to class.
St. Joseph's Hospital offers many more support services to patients and families, including: