The Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Center offers a host of unique supportive services.
Breast Cancer Support Group
(2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:00-6:30 pm)
A support group which provides education, open dialogue, and support for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are currently under therapy, or have completed treatment, this support group provides an opportunity to connect with other women who share your journey. Facilitated by Dr. Ruth Williamson and Barbara Ann Perry, LCWS, information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship is discussed and shared.
Eating Well Through Cancer Therapy
A free nutrition class for cancer patients, their families and caregivers which helps prepare them for their cancer treatment. Our outpatient oncology dietician, Leah Kurihara, RD, CSO, is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition, and will help you learn about the importance of good nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment to help reduce treatment side effects, maintain strength, and enhancing the feeling of well-being
(2nd Tuesday of every month, 10:00-11:00 am)
Facilitated by a certified lymphedema therapist, this monthly class reviews the early signs and symptoms of breast cancer related lymphedema, risk factors, and the do’s and don’ts for managing lymphedema and its side effects
(2nd Wednesday of every month, 3:00-4:00 pm)
Pink Ribbon Exercise with Music Class
Led by Tina Ivie, RN, our breast cancer nurse navigator and a Pink Ribbon Program certified instructor, this light exercise program combines aerobic exercises, stretching, and strengthening, with music and fun, and will help you feel better during breast cancer treatment and recovery. Requires a prescription from your physician.
(Every Monday from 3:00-4:00 pm in the old cafeteria in the Wingate Building)
Therapeutic Yoga Class
Under the guidance of Farzaneh Noori, a certified yoga instructor and co-owner of the Yoga House in Pasadena, this free
therapeutic yoga class for cancer patients offers a synthesis of several natural healing modalities, including: restorative yoga, gentle yoga, deep breathing, meditation, and hands-on healing. All of these promote a state of deep relaxation which enhances the body’s ability to heal itself, and improves one’s sense of well-being. This class will help soothe the stress associated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments.
(Every Wednesday, 11:00 am-12:15 pm)
Integrative Oncology Program and Services
Integrating complementary therapies with current standard breast cancer treatment, the Huntington Hospital Integrative Oncology program and its providers work with you and your oncologists to help alleviate the side effects of important life-saving treatments. Led by Suzie Kline, N.P., Ph.D., our program includes acupuncture, massage therapy, and hypnotherapy group sessions to reduce symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, joint pains, and feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. Complementary treatments have been shown to improve energy, mood, and create an overall sense of well-being to help you feel physically and emotionally stronger and healthier throughout and after your breast cancer treatment ends.
(By appointment only)
For more information, or to register for a class, please call the Huntington Hospital Cancer Center at (626) 397-2524.
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“It’s amazing to see how gently they steer misguided patients to correct information, and how effortlessly they put the support group back on track when needed.”