Wellness, Resilience and Survivorship Programs
We understand that life may be different after a diagnosis of cancer. The effect of the disease or its treatment may present unique challenges. The Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to helping cancer survivors live their lives to the fullest.
Our survivorship and rehabilitation service seeks to address the physical, psychological and information needs of cancer patients and their families as cancer treatment is completed. The transition to survivorship care is a positive step that embraces wellness, quality of life, education and health promotion.
Utilizing the talents of an interdisciplinary team, our goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients. This may include improving physical fitness, managing pain, reducing fatigue and strengthening resiliency.
Programs and Services
Cancer Exercise Recovery Program
Open to all cancer patients and survivors, the Cancer Exercise Recovery Program is a 12-week series designed to help you combat fatigue, improve strength, enhance balance, fight depression and gain control of your life.
Gentle Yoga for Wellness
Our safe, stress-relieving classes are tailored to meet the needs of patients in treatment or post-treatment. This program incorporates gentle postures as well as breathing and meditation techniques to carefully stretch the body, improve circulation and range of motion, and ease stress.
You'll learn how to help ease side effects such as nausea, fatigue and pain. These classes are safe for those with neuropathy (pain caused by nerve damage) or lymphedema and meet three times a week for three months. We also offer refresher courses so you can continue your practice and maintain the community created in these classes.
Location: Lower level conference room AC 1100 at the cancer center
Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll and for additional information. RSVP required.
Additional information: Please bring your own mat and dress comfortably.
Qi Gong in Roxbury Park
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that combines movement, self-massage, meditation and breathing. Through slow movement, you obtain a meditative state, which fosters positivity and confidence. This class meets every Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. in Roxbury Park. It's open to all cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
Location: Roxbury Park
471 S. Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90212
Enroll: No RSVP required
Additional information: Free and metered parking available on site
Contact: Call 310-423-0638 or email email@example.com
Community for Resilience with Exercise (CORE)
This program is for "graduates" of our other programs. The goal of the program is to build community and allow participants to continue exercising together. Participants opt-in and share their contact information with other participants in their area. The group is responsible for finding a meeting place and time to walk or gather together.
Young Adults and Teen Lifestyle Survivorship Program (ATLAS)
This small group exercise program meets three times a week for three months. Designed for patients 14–25 years old, these educational workshops are open to all patients who have had or are currently having treatment for cancer.
Emerging from the Haze™
This six-week psycho-educational program helps patients cope with the effects of "chemo brain," which may include:
- Finding or remembering words
Because it's a study, at various times you will be surveyed about your level of cognition, symptoms and quality of life. There will be a follow-up session one year after you complete the program.
Eligibility: To be eligible for this study, you must be a breast cancer survivor who has completed chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within the past two to 24 months.
Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or for additional information.
GRACE (Growing Resiliency and Courage)™ — For Cancer Survivors
This six-week program focuses on cultivating resiliency, managing perspective, coping with fear, and discovering meaning and purpose after a cancer diagnosis. Held in small groups and sign-up is required.
GRACE (Growing Resiliency and Courage)™ with Cancer — For Advanced Disease
This six-week program focuses on cultivating resiliency, managing perspective, coping with fear, and discovering meaning and purpose after a cancer diagnosis. Held in small groups.
Nutrition in Your Kitchen
This small group class supports healthy eating at home through cooking demonstrations, recipe tasting and nutrition education. One class per week for three weeks.
Journey Beyond Black and White: Cancer Survivorship Through Art
Tell your story through art. Each small group class focuses on a different theme relating to your journey through your cancer experience. One class per week for seven weeks.
Other Cedars-Sinai Exercise Classes
For appointments, a doctor's written prescription is needed and may be sent by fax or mail. Prior authorization by your health plan may also be needed. Patients will be called to arrange an initial evaluation within 24 hours of receiving the prescription.