Gynigirls provide cancer support
“vou have cancer.” Those words can shake a woman to her very core when she hears them from her doctor. But there is a place to go for support from others who have been there. They call themselves the GyniGirls – women who are living with gynecological or any other type of cancer – who meet once a month in ianghorne to share hugs, laughter, tears, and a sympathetic ear. “Healing starts from the heart,” explains Susan Apollon, the psychologist who helps facilitate the group. “vou cannot heal your body if yRX GRn’W finG a way WR ORYH yRXUVHOf fiUVW. :hHn yRX finG a place where you can feel peace and safety, your body responds at the cellular level. vou begin to immediately create the chemicals that boost immunity.” That peaceful place is created at the Center for Women’s Health when the GyniGirls meet to guide and reassure each other throughout the healing process. The meetings, which are free and open to the public, take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Center for Women’s Health, located at 540 North Woodbourne Rd., ianghorne. The next meeting dates are Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. To register, contact Monica at 215-750-6611, extension 125.