L.A. support for cancer patients
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