“Stay Strong” - Women’s Cancer Support Group

May 22nd with special guest Brenna Quinn

Brenna Quinn, OTR/L, MPH, CLT-LANA, will be the featured guest at the May 22nd “Stay Strong” Women’s Cancer Support group from 1 – 2:15pm at the Truro Public Library.

Quinn, who works at the Cape Cod Hospital Outpatient Rehab, is a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Breast Cancer Rehab specialist with over 20 years of experience and is currently working at both the Hyannis and Orleans outpatient offices. She implements the evaluation and treatment of oncology patients with focus on changes and deficits that occur following surgery, chemotherapy and /or radiation treatment.  This includes, scarring, lack of motion, body mechanics, swelling, pain, postural and sensory changes and activities of daily living.

The “Stay Strong” support groups is a meeting for women diagnosed with cancer and survivors of cancer.  Even though many people receive support from friends and family, the number one reason people join a support group is to be with others who have similar cancer experiences. Some research shows that joining a support group improves both quality of life and survival.

This group is led by cancer survivor and registered nurse Ginny Dutra and is facilitated by a volunteer from Helping Our Women (HOW).  For more information or if you have any questions about the “Stay Strong” Women’s Cancer Support group, contact Ginny at [email protected]

For over 25 years, Helping Our Women (HOW) has built a strong system of supportive services to meet the needs and empower women with chronic, life threatening or disabling medical conditions living in Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham.  HOW also provides advocacy, referrals and resources to all community members.  To learn more about HOW visit www.helpingourwomen.org.

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