Cotting Connection     Survivor's Resource Guide

Please note: These resources are for your general information and are not a substitute for medical advice. You should contact your physician or other healthcare provider with any questions about your health, treatment, or care.

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EXERCISE AND FITNESS

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EXCLUSIVE YOGA
exclusive yoga tailors hatha yoga for breast cancer survivors and others in cancer conscious certified
the Boston area who seek to recover or maintain their well-being.
www.exclusiveyoga.com

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PEOPLEFIT HEALTH AND FITNESS
peoplefit is a Center owned and operated by physical therapists.  It is a one-ofcancer conscious certified-a-kind facility offering services designed for women of all ages and men over 40.
www.peoplefit.net

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BOSTON EXERCISEWORKS
boston excersise works reduces pain and rehabs bodies - one muscle, one spine at a time.  Specialized pain management treatment & exercise mind/body programs for adults and seniors.
 
www.bostonexerciseworks.com

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RESTORE
restoreis an unique multi-disciplinary program providing a supportive environment in which men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer, in all stages of treatment and recovery, work with rehabilitation professionals to improve their function and quality of life.
www.cancer-rehab.org

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JULIE KAUFMANN DANCIN’
Julie kaufman dancin'
Offering  a therapeutic movement and exercise class called Focus on Healing®cancer conscious certified using the Lebed Method©. It is designed for breast and other cancer survivors, those with Lymphedema, and others with chronic illness.

www.jkdance.com

 

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THE CENTER
5 bridges inn at Five Bridges Inn offers a variety of services and specializes in cancer conscious certifiedindividual personal wellness.  Weekend retreats are also available.

www.fivebridgeinn.com

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THE LEBED METHOD
Lebed method Focus on Healing Through Movement and Dance, is committed to improving the physical and emotional well-being of breast cancer survivors, those with Lymphedema, as well all cancers and chronic illnesses in both adults and children. Our goal is to elevate quality of life through therapeutic dance and movement, healing body, mind and spirit.

www.lebedmethod.com

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CASTING FOR RECOVERY
Casting for Recovery
Casting For Recovery ® CFR provides fly fishing retreats at locations around the United States.  Our retreats are specifically designed for women who have or have had breast cancer.

www.castingforrecovery.org

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MASS ASSOCIATION OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS
MACEPrepresents allied health professionals who work with persons with chronic diseases and conditions in which exercise has been shown to be beneficial. CEPs hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or Physiology.
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RAMEL RONES 
Ramel Rones Mind/Body Cancer Programs provide mental and physical exercises drawn from a long tradition of the ancient Eastern arts, such as Tai Chi and Yoga to reduce the physical and mental affects of the debilitating disease known as cancer.
www.ramelrones.com

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ABBY PECK
fitness for every bodyAbby Peck is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a unique personal trainer. She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science and designed an innovative program that set the standard for Breast Cancer Rehab in use today. Ms. Peck has worked with people of all ages, body types and fitness levels. cancer conscious certifiedShe separates herself from the rest by acting as a mentor for those clients who want to make lifestyle changes and by designing programs for each client’s unique needs and goals. Located in Waverley, PA, She can be reached at (570) 587-2616 or by email at abbykpeck@aol.com

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PAULA GOTTLIEB
Paula Gottlieb, MS, is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist who offers Lifestyle and Performance Enhancement Programs, as well as Nutrition and Stress cancer conscious certifiedManagement Consulting. Her specialties are Primary Prevention and Cardiac-Diabetes-Oncology Rehabilitation. Located in Natick, MA, Ms. Gottlieb can be reached at (508) 651-9373

 

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FOCUS ON HEALING
Focus On HealingOngoing Focus on Healing classes are now available on Cape Cod.  This is a therapeutic exercise program for women who have had any kind of cancer conscious certifiedbreast surgery, node dissection, radiation, chemotherapy, lymphedema, or who suffer with chronic fatigue.  For more information, call:  Mary Jane Doonan, RN, CLM at (508) 398-0440

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WE CAN ROW
WeCanRow is a wellness and recovery program for breast cancer survivors. Founded in 2002, WeCanRow-Boston is the original chapter of the National WeCanRow program, which has affiliates across the country. We Can Row is specifically designed to allow breast cancer survivors to reorient themselves with their bodies, giving women a sense of control and putting them in contact with other breast cancer survivors. Rowing helps survivors to re-build physical strength and mental focus, renew self-image and develop the bond of teamwork with women who have had similar cancer experiences.  www.wecanrowboston.org

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WELLBEING:

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TRACY WALTON
is a massage therapist, researcher, writer and teacher. She focuses these efforts on massage therapy for people with cancer, offering instruction and writing in oncology massage. She works to bring safe, effective massage therapy to people in cancer treatment, at end of life, and in survivorship.www.tracywalton.com

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THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY
helps people with cancer and their loved ones enhance health and well-being by providing a professional program of support, education and hope.  All programs and services are provided free of charge
www.wellnesscommunity.org  

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THE HEALING GARDEN
healing Garden offers a healing environment that provides a range of complementary therapies, psychosocial support, educational programs and access to nature for those experiencing breast cancer.
www.healinggarden.net

 

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HOPE IN BLOOM
hope in bloom
plants gardens free of charge at breast cancer patients’ houses.  The program is available to both women and men who are undergoing or have recently finished treatment. The garden will provide patients with a beautiful, tranquil place to sit, reflect and escape from the world of doctors, hospitals and sickness.
www.hopeinbloom.org

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THE STOWE WEEKEND OF HOPE
is an annual forum for education, enlightenment, and recreation for cancer patients and survivors with any type of cancer...and their families. Their focus is to inspire, educate, and celebrate the lives of people living with the cancer.
www.stowehope.org

 

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ROW AS ONE
Row as OneRow As One develops and supports rowing programs that inspire confidence, achievement and strength as an individual and as a team member. By discovering the connection between physical and mental strength, participants experience this powerful growth and can apply it to the rest of their lives. Row As One offers a series of wellness and rehabilitation programs for breast cancer survivors called We Can Row.
www.rowasone.org

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CATHI GILMORE
Cathi Gilmore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a breast cancer survivor. cancer conscious certifiedHer private practice is located at 93 Pleasant Street, Newton Center, MA and can be reached by calling: (617) 969-6093


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KAREN INGWERSEN
Karen Ingwersen RN, MSM, CMT practices Integrative Medicine as a Nurse Massage Therapist with specialties in Oncology and Deep Tissue Massage. An Oncology Clinical Nurse for 14 years, Karen Ingwersen holds a Master’s degree in Oncologycancer conscious certified Nursing, a degree in Muscular Therapy, and is certified in Reiki and Therapeutic Touch. Ms. Ingwersen can be reached in Belmont MA at (617) 484-7749

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NANCY J. ROBERGE
Nancy Roberge, Physical TherapistNancy J. Roberge, PT, DPT, M.Ed. has specialized in the care of women (and men) after breast cancer treatment since 1993. She is known nationally for her work in physical therapy for the patients who have undergone axillary node dissection and/or treatment for breast cancer. Dr. Roberge is focused on helping her patients regain the use of their arm, return to their maximal cancer conscious certifiedlevel of function, and minimize the after-effects of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapies. Educated in the LeDuc method of manual lymphatic drainage, she also teaches patients how to lower their risk of getting lymphedema. To make an appointment, call Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy Associates at (781) 263-9977 in Wellesley, MA

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SUSANNE SANDBERG
lexington health collaborativeSusanne Sandberg, OTR/L of the Lexington, MA, Health Collaborative offers cancer conscious certifiedZero Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki Training and sessions, yoga and other modalities for cancer survivors. Ms. Sandberg can be reached by calling (781) 862-0898 ext 5 or click here

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WHOLE PERSON HEALTH
Whole Person HealthWhole Person Health offers a variety of therapies that include Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. It is a holistic practice that takes into account the whole pattern of a client's life and is based on the belief that health is far more than the mere absence of disease. Founder, Sue Harris, AC, NLP began her own personal journey after finding relief from the serious injury through the miraculous effectiveness of Eastern medicine. For more information, click here

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JENNY BERNSTEIN RANGAN
Body WisdomJenny Bernstein Rangan has been a licensed massage therapist since 1991 and has a Masters in Counseling.  She combines many techniques including Swedish, Connective Tissue and Lomi Lomi massage for a nurturing, relaxing cancer conscious certifiedand healing massage.  Or try Rosen Method Bodywork for profound and gentle touch that gets to the unconscious roots of chronic tension. 
73 Lexington St., Ste. 103, Auburndale, MA (617) 558-9870

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THE HOPES PROGRAM
The HOPES ProgramThe HOPES Program provides free education/support workshops and wellness services for patients with cancer, their families and friends. Each workshop is held in the Cancer Resource Room - Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Mass General Hospital  For information, call  at 617-724-6737  http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/resources/support/hopes.asp

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ACUPUNCTURE SPECIALTIES GROUP
ASG logoAcupuncture Specialties Group is a group of highly trained licensed acupuncturists offering care in a variety of medical specialties including cancer.  Their rehabilitation program synergistically integrates acupuncture with specialized manual Physical Therapy treatments for better and faster results. Located at 23 Pleasant Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459, ASG can be reached by calling (617) 630-8508   or visit the website at:   www.acupunctureart.com/cancerCare.html

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ROWE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ASSOCIATES
RoweRowe Physical Therapy and Associates is a team of holistic Physical and Occupational Therapists with many years of experience and expertise in hands-on manual therapy. Theirs is a non-traditional and holistic manual therapy practice that works with the body, mind and spirit. Located at 1400 Centre St. Suite 104, Newton Centre, MA 02459 they can be reached by phone by calling Tel: (617) 244-4462 or visit the website at http://www.rowept.com

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THE FRIENDS BOUTIQUE
Friends BoutiqueThe Friends  Boutique is a unique shop designed for people undergoing treatments for cancer.  Here, you can find a wide variety of items to meet your special needs physically and emotionally.  It is located on the 9th floor of the Dana Building in the lobby of the Gillette Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street in Boston, MA.  For more information, please call: (617) 632-2211 or Toll Free: (866) 860-6053 or visit the website at: http://www.dfci.org/bou/default.asp

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BOOKS AND DVD'S

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THINK BEFORE YOU PINK
think before you pink!This October do something besides shop for Breast Cancer (except at our store of course!)  
www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org

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AFTER BREAST CANCER
book cover
A Common-Sense Guide to Life After Treatment 
by
Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW
As women quickly discover, their life when treatment ends is very different from what it was before their diagnosis.  Often exhausted, anxious, and emotionally volatile, they are beset by physical discomforts, fearful of intimacy, afraid for their children, worried about recurrence. Link to book on Random House site

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AFTER CANCER TREATMENT
Dr. Julie K. Silver shares her own cancer journey and offers a step-by-step plan for physical healing, including exercise and diet recommendations and instructions for fighting fatigue, monitoring mood, and overcoming setbacks.

Link to book on Amazon

 

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LIVING THROUGH BREAST CANCER
Living Through Breast Cancer - PB
A compassionate guide by Dr. Carolyn Kaelin to surviving breast cancer from a doctor who has experienced it from both sides of the stethoscope.

Click here for more info 

 

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THE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR'S FITNESS PLAN
The only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise

Link to book on Amazon

 


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THE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO FITNESS - DVD

Survivor's guideGain an understanding of how to safely and effectively work different muscle groups and how to support the recovery of your clients.
Click here for link to DVD

 

 

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UPLIFT: SECRETS FROM THE SISTERHOOD OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
is a handbook from New York Times Best Selling author, Barbara Delinsky.  It contains first-hand advice, in the words of 350+ breast cancer survivors, their sisters, children, parents, lovers, and friends and includes practical tips from women on the “ONE IN NINE” ROWING TEAM!
www.barbaradelinsky.com

 

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FROM CANCER PATIENT TO CANCER SURVIVOR: LOST IN TRANSITION
From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in TransitionIn the United States, half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Advances in the detection and treatment of cancer, combined with an aging population, mean greater numbers of cancer survivors in the near future.

Despite the increase in survivors, however, primary care physicians and other health care providers often are not extremely familiar with the consequences of cancer, and seldom receive explicit guidance from oncologists. Furthermore, the lack of clear evidence for what constitutes best practices in caring for patients with a history of cancer contributes to wide variation in care.  To buy the report, click here

Watch the video: click here

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RECOVERCISES
offers a variety of fitness and wellness services designed to optimize breast cancer recovery. Founder, Naomi Aaronson MS, OTR/L, CHT, is an occupational therapist and fitness instructor who is a nationally known presenter and author.  She co-authored Breast Cancer Recovery Exercises for Land and Water which was created to reduce lymphedema risk and The Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program. cancer conscious certifiedThese courses are offered for continuing education credits. Naomi has presented to fitness professionals, as well as occupational therapy students. For more information about the special needs and concerns of breast cancer survivors that can be addressed through exercise visit:
www.recovercisesforwellness.com

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STAYING ABREAST
Rehabilitation Exercises for Breast Cancer Surgery
written by Annie Toglia, Medical Exercise Specialist and breast cancer advocate, is scientifically designed to facilitate recovery from surgery and treatments and to improve one's quality of life while fighting or living with breast cancer. The program addresses physical conditions and side effects resulting from the following: mastectomy, lumpectomy, lymph node biopsy, tram flap, lat flap, breast implant reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy
www.stayingabreast.com

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SUPPORT SERVICES

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CANCERCARE
cancercare
is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
www.cancercare.org

 

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
American Cancer Society
(ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
www.cancer.org

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LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER
living beyond breast cancer

is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with advanced (metastatic) disease. We are also here for your family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare providers to provide breast cancer information and support. 
www.lbbc.org

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HURRICANE VOICES   BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Hurricane Voices is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization advancing the rebellion against breast cancer. Almost 100 lives are lost to breast cancer every day. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the alarming facts about breast cancer in our society.
www.hurricanevoices.org

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Y-ME NATIONAL BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATION  
Y Me and its network of Affiliates provide information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer.

www.y-me.org

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GREATER BOSTON LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK
Greater Boston Lymphedema Network was founded to supply some personal support and information to lymphedema patients.
www.gbln.org

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ELLIE FUND
Ellie Fund is a Boston Based non-profit organization that aids families in the fight against breast cancer through our "Care For The Caregiver" program.
www.elliefund.org

 

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THRIVE 
provides
dedicated support, practical solutions, and first-hand information to meet the needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
www.thrivetogether.org

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MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION
Mass. breast cancer coalition
is dedicated to challenging all obstacles to the eradication of breast cancer, believes that compelling research exists linking environmental toxins to the dramatic rise in breast cancer incidence over the past several decades. 
www.mbcc.org

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JOVIPAK®
jovi=pac is a leader in design, research and development of lymphedema products and offers patient friendly solutions to the bandaging aspect of lymphedema treatment and management. 
www.jovipak.com

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THE MINNIE PEARL CANCER FOUNDATION
Minnie Pearl Cancer FoundationThe Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
is a public charity committed to funding programs that provide the greatest benefit to cancer patients and their families. By supporting new programs in cancer research, education, and patient and family services, we honor the memory of Sarah Cannon, a cancer patient herself, who created the beloved character "Minnie Pearl."  www.minniepearl.org


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THE YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION
The Young Survival CoalitionThe Young Survival Coalition
(YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.  www.youngsurvival.org

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COMMUNITY SERVINGS
Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with acute life-threatening illnesses who are unable to shop or cook for themselves.  We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need.  Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, preserve the integrity of their family, and send the message that someone cares.  http://www.servings.org/services/others.cfm

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