Health in Harmony
November 2016
Upcoming Events
Beyond the Diagnosis
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 
5-6:30pm and Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 10-11:30am, Stony Point library

Beyond the Diagnosis is a workshop to help patients, survivors and caregivers prepare for all of the financial obstacles that cancer can create, including insurance, finances, legal matters and more.  More info.
Farm Stand
Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 at 10am (weather permitting)

Tricycle Gardens will be selling locally grown produce at the corner of Marshall and College Streets downtown. We'll even have recipes for you! More info.
Open Support Group
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10:30-11:30am, downtown library

Open to all cancer survivors and their loved ones. Discuss your journey with others who have been down the same path. More info.
Chemo 101
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11am-12pm, downtown library

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!  More info .
Bosom Buddies
Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30pm, Memorial Regional Hospital cafeteria,
8260 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville VA 23116

Bosom Buddies is a breast cancer support group open to all. More info.
Wellness Workshops at the Petersburg Public Library
Weekly in the library's Healthy Living and Learning Center

The Healthy Living and Learning Center at the Petersburg Public Library offers a variety of weekly wellness classes including Yoga, Circuit Training, Tai Chi and Sit & Be Fit. These classes are free and open to the public. More info.
Welcome to the November 2016 edition of Health & Harmony! In this issue, we emphasize the critical role of the caregiver in the cancer experience; highlight the important work of Tamara Orr, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at Massey; explore the potential use of ginger to treat chemotherapy-related nausea; and provide two delicious and nutritious recipes recommended by registered dietitian Elizabeth Miller.

Also, don't forget to check out and sign up for the many educational and supportive events we have lined up for November, including our Women & Wellness Impact Series workshop focusing on physical activity during ovarian cancer treatment.

And finally, we're happy to report that Massey now has a dedicated phone line for the Integrative Health program and and our monthly workshops. Just call (804) 828-8478 and listen to the prompts to register for classes or request more information about integrative health services. Enjoy this month's newsletter, and give us a call if you have any questions.
The Pillars of Health
Group Therapy 2
After Cancer Diagnosis, Family Caregivers Provide Essential Support

As patients face a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, family members provide much of the care and support that's needed. In this WCVE Virginia Currents story, Blythe Rowe is interviewed about her role as caregiver after her mother was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, while Massey clinical psychologist Tamara Orr, Ph.D., provides insight on how caregivers need to care for themselves as well as their loved one.  Read more.
Integrative Health Team Member Highlight
Tamara Orr, Ph.D.

Tamara Orr is a clinical psychologist providing mental health services to Massey's patients. In this month's Team Member Highlight, we asked Dr. Orr about the role of psychology in cancer care and some of the most common issues that patients, caregivers and survivors face.  Read more.
Myths and Facts

In this month's Integrative Health Myths & Facts, we explore ginger's ability to treat nausea, a common chemotherapy-related side effect.  Read more.
Recipe Corner
Fall Harvest Salad & Spaghetti Broccolini Pesto

Fall is full of color, and so are these delicious recipes, which incorporate healthy and easy-to-find ingredients.  Read more.

Event Highlight
Women & Wellness Impact Series - Physical Activity During Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 4-5:30pm, Stony Point library

Mary S. Shall, PT, Ph.D. professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy at VCU, will lead an educational discussion about physical activity during ovarian cancer treatment. RSVP to Heather Martin at (804) 628-2106 or  More info.
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.
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