We would like to invite women living with metastatic breast cancer and their spouse or partner to join us for a weekend of education, meditation, recreation and refreshment.
In addition to your health, metastatic cancer can affect you and your partner’s daily routines, quality of life and relationship. You’ll receive support and encouragement from medical professionals for dealing with these effects. We’ll discuss living and dying, and hopes and fears. Take this opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and offer support to your partner and your peers.
We’ll take time out to enjoy good food and company. You can indulge in a complimentary massage by licensed massage therapists Tahnese Pringle, Carol Pearson, and Betsy Baum.
Contact the Cancer Resource Center for more information at 515-956-6440 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to six couples.
Dr. Shane Hopkins
Dr. Hopkins will discuss the advanced breast cancer patient’s journey, including the challenges they will face and strategies for coping with those challenges. Dr. Hopkins is a radiation oncologist with McFarland Clinic in Ames and practices at the William R. Bliss Cancer Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center.
Dr. Larry Otteman and Jennifer Sills, ARNP
Dr. Otteman and Jennifer Sills will discuss palliative care—what it is and how exactly it can help. Dr. Otteman is a Hematologist/Oncologist at McFarland Clinic in Ames. Jennifer Sills is the palliative care nurse practitioner at Mary Greeley Medical Center.
Dr. Ken Israel
Dr. Ken Israel will lead the couples in a discussion on communicating with each other. He is a clinical psychologist at Ames Counseling and Psychological Services and works with both individuals and couples. He has also co-led groups at the William R. Bliss Cancer Center.
Jo Myers-Walker has been an artist and an art teacher for more than 35 years. She will lead the group in a painting workshop, which will provide a good time for everyone while surrounded by good company.