Join specialists and peers to learn about medical and supportive care advances, and meet and talk with others who are navigating through life after a gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis. Open to both patients and caregivers/loved ones. The third Thursday of each month, a new speaker will talk about a new topic to guide you through your diagnosis, along with a supportive talk designed to open the floor for a facilitated group discussion.

Thursday, April 21st - Upper GI Surgery: Life After Gastrectomy and Esophagectomy, and Nutrition with a Registered Dietician. Join Hartford HealthCare board certified surgeon, Lindsay Ann Bliss, MD, MPH, as she talks about what to expect with an Upper GI surgery and life after a gastrectomy or an esophagectomy. Hartford HealthCare Registered Dietician, Abby Caron, will discuss nutrition before and after surgery. This class will be accompanied by a facilitated group discussion about living with the diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer.

Upcoming talks:

Thursday, May 19th - Emotional resilience with Caitlin McPhelimy, LPC. Join Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Support Services Program Manager, Caitlin McPhelimy, LPC, as she talks about tools and strategies to improve coping with cancer-related stressors and promote your overall quality of life. This class will be accompanied by a facilitated group discussion about living with the diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer.

Thursday, June 16th - Physical therapy and exercise with Gretchin Bade, Physical Therapist and Program Director of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network at Hartford Hospital.

Locations

Hartford HealthCare

Online Class
Hartford, CT 06102


Register

Registration is Required

Webinar: Understanding Gastrointestinal Cancer

Free

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