A Look at the Breast Center Community Outreach Programs of Los Robles Hospital
At Los Robles Hospital, we strive to provide our Thousand Oaks community with the necessary resources to be proactive about good health. Through our Breast Center community outreach programs, we educate and offer support to those fighting cancer. Here is a look at some of the programs our hospital offers through the Breast Center.
Look Good…Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better is a program developed by the American Cancer Society and offered through our hospital. It is geared specifically to helping women cope with the physical side effects of cancer treatment that can affect their appearance and self esteem. In these classes, women will learn techniques to manage the impact of chemotherapy and radiation on the skin from a cosmetologist certified by the American Cancer Society. This program is offered the second Monday of each month in Classroom 2 at our Thousand Oaks hospital.
Cancer Support Community
You may feel alone when you get a cancer diagnosis, but you’re not. Through the Cancer Support Community, you can connect with other people who are in the same fight and get the support and education you need. The Cancer Support Community offers a range of resources, including counseling, healthy lifestyle programs, and support group sessions. For meeting times, visit our website .
Lymphedema Support Group
Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment that lingers long after the disease is gone. Living with lymphedema is often frustrating, but learning to control your symptoms is empowering. The Lymphedema Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month except December. If you or a loved one has lymphedema, attend for support and to learn more about taking control of the condition.
These groups are just a few examples of Los Robles Hospital’s commitment to the community. To learn more about our outreach programs and other hospital services, including our emergency room and stroke care, call (805) 497-2727.