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Wellness during cancer: supportive care coming to Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS - Two out of five people in Canada will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their life, yet there is little supportive care for those who receive a diagnosis.

InspireHealth physician Dr. Lauren Lypchuk, MD, CCFP, and Ashley Phillips, Clinical Counsellor, will provide one-day workshops on supportive cancer care for patients and their families.

All are welcome, from the newly diagnosed to 30 year survivors. This program is in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society and focuses on healthful nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and emotional support to educate about the many benefits of a person-centered approach to cancer care.

Often, people going through chemotherapy or radiation wonder what they can do to better support their health. People who complete cancer treatments may wonder how pick up life where they left off and start a new normal. InspireHealth focuses on transforming the fear and anxiety associated with a cancer diagnosis into empowering self-care and greater levels of health and well-being.

Follow-up consultations will be offered for all those who attend. It is completely free of charge. As quoted by a patient who took part in InspireHealth: “Attending the Life Program has been the best thing I have done for myself after having the diagnosis.”


The first workshop will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1136-6th Ave, Kamloops, on Wednesday Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Call 250-861-7125 or email info-kel@inspirehealth.ca to register.

InspireHealth is a not-for-profit, Ministry of Health approved supportive cancer care organisation. We offer practical and personalized exercise therapy, stress management, nutrition and counselling services. There are no fees – all our services, programs and classes are completely free of charge.

Click here to find out more about InspireHealth online, or call 250-861-7125.

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