1414 S.W. Eighth Ave.
Topeka, Kan. 66606
Stormont-Vail Cancer Center
Educational Programs & Support Groups
Chemotherapy Education Class
This class is for all new cancer patients starting chemotherapy. In this class patients and families will learn about resources and meet some of the key staff available to them during and after treatment. They will hear about Social Work Services, dietitian services, palliative care, and the role of the triage nurse. Patients will also watch a short chemotherapy video. The class takes place on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Please call 270-4905 for more information.
Look Good, Feel Better
This is a free program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Attendees will learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance while undergoing treatment You will also take home a makeup package valued at $200. The program is offered at the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center on a regular basis. Call Louise Zeikle, LGFB Volunteer Site Coordinator, (785) 862-1525.
Cancer Support Group
Meets Mondays at 11 a.m. to noon in the library of the cancer center. Open to all cancer patients.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the library of the cancer center. For patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Affiliated with SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer).
Loved Ones Partnering for Support
Meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the library of the cancer center. For caregivers and loved ones of people with cancer.
Parents Partnering for Support
Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Call Leigh Ann at (785) 270-4905 for location information. Support group for parents of pediatric cancer patients.
This is an easy way for patients and families to improve their strength and balance during and after treatment. The Tai Chi class can be beneficial no matter what your age or physical limitations may be. Tuesdays at the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center (3:30 p.m. hard, and 4:30 p.m. easy). For more information, call (785) 354-5300.
Meet and Greet a Pet
Patients and families have an opportunity to interact with a four-legged friend. Meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the cancer center.