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List of Programs

Bereavement Support Group

To register or for more information, call Leigh Ann Ritter, 681.342.3259.

Butterfly Kiss Support Group

A group for those with breast cancer and their families/friends. For more information, call Peggy Johnson, 681.342.1810.

Cancer Genetics Testing

Discuss with your physician whether you would benefit from genetic testing. For more information or to register, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Cancer Survivorship Workshop

For all cancer survivors/family and friends. Important topics will be discussed which may include the following: communication, nutrition, spirituality, rehabilitation needs, financial issues, thoughts and feelings, and survivorship panel. For more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Celebration of Life

Annual cancer survivor program; invitations are sent to those patients treated at UHC. For more information, call Maggie Lowther, RN, BSN, OCN, 681.342.1804.

Cesarean Expectations and Tour

Women who are having a scheduled Cesarean Section can learn what to expect from their hospital stay and tips for maintaining good health after surgery. A tour of the Maternal-Child unit is provided.
When: For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Clinical Trials

For information on the clinical trials currently open and enrolling, call Sabrina Martin-Vernon, RN, 681.342.3440 or 304.293.6066.

Community Support Groups

For more information call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Feeling Beautiful

A free workshop where volunteer beauty professionals teach hands-on techniques to manage the visible side effects of cancer treatments that affect the skin, hair, and nails. To register or for information, contact Maggie Lowther, RN, BSN at (681) 342-1804.


A 4-session program to help individuals stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco. For more information or to register, call American Cancer Society, 1.800.ACS.2345.

Getting Through the Holidays

November - December: A program for those who have lost a loved one in the past year – grief workshop. For more information or to register, call Leigh Ann Ritter, 681.342.3259.

Good Grief Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist those who are trying to cope with the loss of a loved one during the end of the year. The discussion focuses on dealing with holiday traditions, rituals, re-adjustments and coping strategies. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by WVU Medicine Hospice

Learning to Live with Cancer

Your choice of an informational video or DVD. To obtain a copy, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Let’s Talk to Kids About Cancer

For kids who have a close relative who has been diagnosed with cancer. Tour Infusion Center, Radiation Oncology and inpatient unit as well as discuss feelings and emotions with a therapist. For more information or to register, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for lung cancer requires a referral from your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your risk for the disease and discuss your eligibility for screening.

Nutrition Information

Get answers or suggestions for your questions on nutrition. Call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Skin Cancer Screening

Spring: Skin screening available at no cost; preregistration required. For additional information about skin cancer and to register, please call 681.342.1804.

Smoking Cessation Group

A group for those needing support to stop smoking using the ACS program, Fresh Start. To register or for more information, call Gretchen Hennigen at 681.342.1793 or Amber Shearer at 681.342.1796.

Vascular Screening

Reduce your risk of vascular disease. UHC is now offering Vascular Ultrasound Screenings. Available screenings include:
  • Carotid Artery which screens for carotid artery blockage caused by excessive plaque, the #1 cause of stroke
  • Abdominal Aorta which screens for an aortic aneurysm (AAA) that can cause a ruptured aorta
  • Lower Extremity Arteries which screens for peripheral arterial disease, a risk factor for coronary artery disease.
All screenings are non-invasive and painless. Screenings will be conducted by sonographers and results interpreted by a physician specialist.
When: By appointment only.
Location: UHC’s Diagnostic Services Department
Fee: $35 per screening or all three for $90
Registration: An appointment is required.
Call 681.342.1300 for information, or to schedule an appointment.

We Hear You

Informative cancer care newsletter. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or for more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.