CMC has provided lymphedema education for over 20 years and received national recognition for our pioneering work in this field. Our workshops are open to all CMC clients, volunteers and the general public. All workshops are presented in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Our workshops are offered as both introductory and advanced. Topics include:
Norma Hoshide and Angela Madonia, from our partners the Healing Yoga Foundation, teach our weekly yoga classes. Studies show and our clients know that a structured yoga practice during cancer treatment can radically improve physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Additionally, yoga reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and eases breathing.
Beyond purely the physical, research has also shown how yoga, along with meditation, can alleviate depression, anxiety and insomnia. Medical research is revealing what we have long known, that clients at all stages of cancer can benefit from yoga. Our teachers provide guidance and individual support at all our classes to ensure that every client is able to practice yoga within her physical limitations.
All classes are presented in English, Cantonese and Spanish.
CMC’s Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) program serves low-income women suffering with the complications and uncertainty of living with metastatic breast cancer. In addition to frequent integrative cancer treatments and in-depth case management and social services, CMC holds an annual daylong MBC event for both clients and their family members and caregivers, especially reaching out to our African American community.
Every clinic day, we see husbands, partners, and children of all ages accompanying their loved ones as they receive treatment at our two clinic sites. Their fear, worry, and anxiety are often evident. We know they too need support for what they are experiencing.
Topics covered at our MBC daylong event include:
Our partner, Sunflower Wellness, provides our clients with a program that includes a one-on-one exercise counseling session and monthly exercise classes. All counseling sessions are available in English, Spanish and Cantonese and Sunflower Wellness provides their services and classes to our clients free of charge.
We know that exercise is a critical part of integrative cancer care. Research continues to demonstrate that people with cancer who exercise can greatly increase their chances of survival: