Let's Talk About It: Ovarian Cancer
Women with ovarian cancer can join Julie Larson, LCSW and peers via video or phone to talk about topics such as "The Relationship with Your Body After Cancer" (April 14), "Building Resilience" (May 12), and "Fear of Recurrence" (June 9).
The Relationship with Your Body After Cancer:
Cancer treatment changes the relationship a survivor has with their body. Surgical scars, hair loss, changes in sensitivity, discomfort or pain, and ongoing side effects can be overwhelming and emotional to experience. Feelings of loss, disconnect, anger, and shame are normal to have but can be uncomfortable or complicated to navigate. Take part in this conversation as together we openly discuss the path forward to healing and reclaiming the important relationship with your body post-diagnosis.
Resilience is the ability to recover and adapt in the face of stress. Resilience is also a term that refers to a number of skills and characteristics that contribute to our ability to face hardship. Join us as we talk through the specific traits that surface time and again in the research. Together we will work to name and strengthen the qualities that not only resonate but that you are discovering within yourself as you navigate cancer survivorship.
Fear of Recurrence:
A diagnosis of cancer includes the fear of the unknown. Uncertainty and anxiety are often experienced in waves related to upcoming appointments, physical symptoms, or even news about another cancer survivor’s experience. Learning how to care for yourself in the midst of these heavy thoughts and feelings takes time and practice. We'll come together and discuss strategies for sharpening your self-awareness and building skills for responding to intrusive thoughts.
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Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm ET