I am a person with cancer
Because it takes more than medicine…
Many people facing cancer quickly come to realize that their diagnosis is impacting every aspect of their life. Not only is the body affected, but also the mind, and spirit.
And most people in this situation will experience a wide range of emotions as they journey through the cancer experience. It is important to know that this is not unusual. In fact, it is quite normal. Managing the emotional side effects of cancer can be just as challenging as dealing with the medical issues.
That’s where HopeWell can help. Our expert staff has created a series of programs and activities that provide people with cancer with professional support, access to information and an instant community of people who understand exactly what they are going through.
Our programs and activities are open to people with cancer at any stage of the disease: newly-diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and living with cancer as a chronic condition. Survivors are welcome at any time.
All HopeWell’s programs are offered free of charge.
Our programs for people with cancer include:
- Welcome Meetings
- Participant Groups (Weekly Support Groups)
- Networking Groups (Monthly Drop-in Groups)
- Family Support Groups
- Groups for Kids and Teens
- Mind, Body, Spirit Programs
- Educational Workshops
- Social Events
- Expressive Arts Programs
In addition to having a career in Washington and raising a family, Carolyn Brown returned to college as an adult and was about to finish her degree when she received a diagnosis of breast cancer.
"We all encourage each other here. It has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with how rich you are, how poor you are. When you are sick, you’re sick. Everybody here is going through this together." –cb