Survive & Thrive Wellness Programs
Our programs provide the opportunity for healing by learning from experts, meeting other survivors and giving you a way to help others in a similar situation.
All Wellness Programs are offered at no charge, but please RSVP if you plan to attend. Unless otherwise noted, listed programs are open to people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, regardless of where they are treated or what stage of treatment/survivorship they are in.
Click here for an updated calendar of our programs!
Our Healing Hands programs help reduce stress, pain, and anxiety. For massage therapy, a doctor’s note is required. Priority is given to clients who are currently in or recently completed treatment. Call 336-760-9983 for a current schedule and to make an appointment today.
HEALING TOUCH: 30 or 60 minutes appointments — an energy therapy that supports and facilitates physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health
MASSAGE THERAPY: 40 minute appointments — gently massage with clothes removed to your comfort level
REIKI THERAPY: 30 minute appointments — a reiki master places his or her hands in a series of light touches at various positions on the body. The Monday appointments also include a foot massage.
SCAR THERAPY: 50 minute appointments — Licensed massage therapist studies scars and manipulates them to help them heal.
KERNERSVILLE SPA DAY: Healing touch and manicures as well as other services as available at Novant Health Oncology Specialists in Kernersville.
SALEM PLASTIC SURGERY SPA DAY: Healing touch and manicures as well as other services as available at Salem Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem.
YOGA: There are several Yoga for Cancer classes in our community. Call us to learn where you can find one that fits your needs, no matter your ability level!
For many cancer survivors and their families the greatest need is emotional and educational support. A collaborative effort, Cancer Services Inc., Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, and Wake Forest Baptist Health offer a variety of settings for emotional and educational support. For more information on any Wellness Group please contact a member of our staff or call us at 336-760-9983 or for an updated calendar, click here.
Laryngectomee Group– 1st Sunday of each month at 3pm. Meets at Novant Health DLD Cancer Center.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Group– 2nd Tuesdays at 6pm. This group unites survivors and caregivers through support and education; offering resources for the challenges of every stage of the journey. Includes diagnoses of colon, rectal, pancreatic and stomach cancer. Meets at Novant Health DLD Cancer Center.
“After going through chemo and radiation, my wellness group allowed me to be with others who had gone through or were going through the same things.” ~ Jean P. Heath
GYN Cancer Group– 1st Tuesdays at 6pm. GYN cancer survivors are invited to share, support, and learn together. Meets at Novant Health DLD Cancer Center.
Pink Broomstick ® Breast Cancer Group– Join other breast cancer survivors for sharing, support and information. Meets at Cancer Services.
Daytime Group meets 3rd Thursdays at 12 noon.
“Wellness Groups have helped me realize some of the side effects I thought were abnormal were reactions others had also. But what has helped me the most is the friendships I have formed and the encouragement I have received.” ~ Marian Huffman
Surviving Lung Cancer– 2nd Wednesdays at 12 noon. Join this survivor group that celebrates successes, hopes and friendships. Meets at Cancer Services.
Blood Cancer Group– 3rd Tuesdays at 12 noon. For people facing a diagnosis of leukemia, myeloma, or lymphoma. Caregivers are welcome. Meets at Cancer Services.
Sip ‘n Stitch– 2nd Fridays at 12 noon and 3rd Fridays at 10am. Bring your crafty project and socialize with other survivor stichers. Tea, coffee, and snacks provided. Meets at Cancer Services.
For more information on any nutrition program please contact our “Cancer Dietitian” at 336-760-9983 or for an updated calendar, click here.
Ask the Cancer Dietitian: Q & A Session– Meets the 2nd Thursdays at 11am at Cancer Services. Learn what you or your loved ones should be eating during cancer treatment from a certified specialist in oncology nutrition and Registered Dietitian.
CancerDietitian.com– Many people facing cancer want to know how to live healthy after diagnosis. Cancer Services has a website to address current trends and share recipes. Learn from the expert! Sign up for free updates at CancerDietitian.com or visit Facebook.com/CancerDietitian.
Cancer Fighting Foods Cooking Classes– Topics include foods for people in treatment, quick and easy recipes, and how to make cancer fighting foods taste great!
Whole Body Nutrition Counseling– Find a nutrition plan that works for you. We take a practical and positive approach to healthy eating and guiding you to the best nutrition plan for your diagnosis.