Ongoing Programs & Partnerships
At Methodist Hospital, we encourage you to take advantage of cancer screening and support programs to help in early diagnosis and treatment.
The following list includes Methodist-sponsored programs as well as partnerships with other organizations that have been helpful to our patients in the past.
The Year Beyond – Chinese (Mandarin)
January 31 and February 2
6 - 8 p.m. at Lewis Hall
A 6-week survivorship series incorporating support, exercise, and education all in Mandarin. For breast cancer survivors who have completed treatment and are without evidence of disease. Please call 626-821-2344 to reserve your space. Click for flier.
Look Good, Feel Better
February 27, April 16, June 18, August 20, October 21, December 16
11:30 - 1 pm
Workshop for female cancer patients currently on treatment. Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Learn to mitigate the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Pre-registration is required – call 800-ACS-2345 or 626-574-3674. Lunch will be served.
The American Cancer Society's clinical trials matching service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families, and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation. www.cancer.org/clinicaltrials.
Cancer Support Community
This nonprofit organization offers free cancer support. Visit their Web site www.cscpasadena.org or call 626-796-1083.
Return to Wellness (RTW)
Return to Wellness is a free program for women who have recently completed treatment for breast cancer. The program is designed to help women recover from the emotional and physical effects of breast cancer treatment together with other women who are also in recovery. View our events calendar to see when our next class will begin. Click here to see flier.
- Meets twice a week (two-hour sessions) for 5 weeks
- One hour of yoga or strength training
- One hour of education and/or support
American Cancer Society
626-795-7774 or 1-800-ACS-2345
The American Cancer Society offers a free Smoking Support Group and online help.
Look Good... Feel Better
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn't have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good... Feel Better is a program that teaches beauty techniques to woman cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance -related side effects of cancer treatment. This is a free non-medical product-neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Foundation (CTFA), a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry. Please view our events calendar to see when our next class will begin.
Reach to Recovery
Through face to face visits or by phone Reach to Recovery trained volunteers who have had treatment for breast cancer provide support and up to date information, and also, when appropriate provide patients with a temporary breast form and information on types of permanent prostheses.
Man to Man
Man to Man provides accurate, factual information to men and their partners about prostate cancer in a supportive environment following essential guidelines that assure integrity and credibility. Man to Man is an ideal vehicle by which new relationships are formed between patients/survivors and care providers with a two-way exchange of information, trust, and respect.
Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for U.S. men. The American Cancer Society recommends having the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal examination (DRE) yearly, once you turn 50, or at 40 if you have an immediate family history of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is very curable when caught in its early stages.
For more information on these and other cancer programs and services, please call 626-574-3515.