Health in Harmony
April 2017
Research has shown that vigorous exercise, including weight training, can help improve the outcomes of cancer patients who are physically capable. Learn how physical therapy has helped three patients at Massey regain control of their lives.
Cruciferous vegetables contain naturally occurring compounds that help decrease inflammation and lower cancer risk. Get your fill with these delicious recipes from Mary-Jo Sawyer, registered dietitian in the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic at VCU Health.

Resource Highlight
Beginning April 6, Tricycle Gardens will be selling locally grown produce at the corner of Marshall and College Streets every Thursday from 10am-1pm, weather permitting. All forms of payment are accepted, including SNAP and EBT, which will be matched $1 for $1 thanks to a grant from the McKesson Foundation. 

April 12 at 5:30pm
Massey colorectal surgeons Jaime Bohl, M.D., and Emily Rivet, M.D., will host a free seminar at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens about risk factors, screening guidelines and treatment options for colorectal cancer. Please register in advance by calling (804) 828-2357.
April 22 at 10am
VCU Dental Care will host free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. Please call 
(804) 628-0310 to reserve your screening.
Join Patricia Dodson, clinical research nurse coordinator, and Gwen Parker, nurse practitioner, at the Richmond Public Library for a discussion about breast cancer clinical trials addressing wellness and side effect management.
More Workshops & Events
View our events calendar or call (804) 828-8478 for more information. 




Bosom Buddies Support Group
April 3 at 6pm 
Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group open to all patients, survivors and caregivers. 
April 4 at 5pm
This workshop focuses on overcoming the financial obstacles that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. 
April 12 at 10:30am
Patients and caregivers are welcome to engage with others who have been down the same path. 



Chemo 101
April 13 at 11am
Join us for an overview of chemotherapy, its side effects and some tips on how to manage those side effects. Feel free to bring your lunch! 
April 27 at 6pm 
A monthly group providing education and support for laryngectomees and their caregivers.
Weekdays in March
The Healthy Living and Learning Center at the Petersburg Public Library offers a variety of free weekly wellness classes.
Massey does not endorse all integrative health practices. We only recommend those that are known to be safe and have the potential to improve health when used alongside, and never in place of, professional medical care. All cancer patients are advised to consult with their physician before starting any integrative health practice, as some may interfere with medical care. Please call (804) 828-8478 for more information about our Integrative Health program. 
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