Cancer patients relieve stress with Gilda's Club new stress management program

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DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC) — A new program began at Gilda’s Club in Davenport on April 13th, 2017. Program director Melissa Wright says it’s a safe haven to bring people together that has cancer.

“From Cancer to Health” is a stress managing program to help families and patients learn how to cope with the struggles of cancer. Wright says it’s a “community of people who are touched by cancer who understand what it’s like”.

According to studies done at The Ohio State University, the group sessions help patients heal better. For local cancer patient Judy Reed she hopes the sessions will inspire her to keep fighting.

Reed says“there’s such a raw emotion that goes with cancer treatment and it does touch every aspect of your life. “

By getting support Reeds hopes the sessions will help her relate to other who is going through the same things.

Wright says she encourages people to join the sessions and move forward together in their cancer journey.

Gilda’s Club “From Cancer to Health” program is held for 18 weeks for adults who are 18 years and older. However, there are other sessions at Gilda’s club to help with all ages.