WDMH helping patients live well with cancer


 WDMH’s cancer care navigator program supports patients and their families throughout their cancer journey. A new free workshop series is focusing on how to live well with cancer. 

On Tuesday, February 24, WDMH will be hosting “Living Well with Cancer: Self-Care and Coping” – an education session presented by Kimberly Janssen, WDMH’s Social Worker. During the session, Kimberly will discuss the unique needs of cancer patients and provide coping skills and strategies. Family and friends will also learn how to provide support while taking care of themselves. 

“This is important for people with cancer as often the disease can take over one’s life,” explains Kimberly. “The goal is to remember that while cancer can be life-altering, it doesn’t need to be all-consuming. We want to encourage people to live well with cancer and not let cancer define them.” 

“It’s all part of our effort to support our patients and their families,” adds Linda Johnson, WDMH’s Cancer Care Navigator. “We want to help patients be the healthiest they can be during their cancer journey.” 

The session is on Tuesday, February 24 at 2:00 in the hospital boardroom (Room C1-401). For more information, or to sign up to attend, please call Linda Johnson at 613-774-2422 ext. 6798 or email nursenavigator@wdmh.on.ca 

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