L.A. sup­port for can­cer pa­tients

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Scott’s Collin’s ar­ti­cle about PBS’ se­ries on can­cer was very in­for­ma­tive [“PBS Se­ries Of­fers Fresh Hope,” March 29] and in­spired me to watch the en­tire thing. Although both fo­cused on the ge­n­e­sis of can­cer, along with med­i­cal ad­vance­ments and find­ing a cure, noth­ing was men­tioned about the chal­lenges peo­ple face af­ter their di­ag­no­sis.

Where can peo­ple go to get emo­tional sup­port, plus pro­grams to keep their bod­ies strong dur­ing treat­ments, main­tain a peace­ful mind and re­tain a pos­i­tive spirit? Where can peo­ple go to just hang out with oth­ers who un­der­stand can­cer talk, take a re­lax­ing yoga class or cap­ture their jour­ney in a writ­ing group?

The Can­cer Sup­port Com­mu­nity, Benjamin Cen­ter in L.A., along with af­fil­i­ates na­tion­wide, pro­vides sup­port groups, pro­grams, ed­u­ca­tional work­shops and ser­vices to meet the daily chal­lenges of those af­fected by can­cer. All our ser­vices are pro­vided at no cost to par­tic­i­pants. Last year, CSCBC served 1,800 par­tic­i­pants, and we want to serve more. Carol Kur­land, Board mem­ber, Can­cer Sup­port

Com­mu­nity, Benjamin Cen­ter (for­merly the Well­ness


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