Screenings / Programs
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List of Programs
Bereavement Support GroupTo register or for more information, call Leigh Ann Ritter, 681.342.3259.
Butterfly Kiss Support GroupA group for those with breast cancer and their families/friends. For more information, call Peggy Johnson, 681.342.1810.
Cancer Genetics TestingDiscuss with your physician whether you would benefit from genetic testing. For more information or to register, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.
Cancer Survivorship WorkshopFor 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 LifeAnnual 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 TourWomen 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 TrialsFor information on the clinical trials currently open and enrolling, call Sabrina Martin-Vernon, RN, 681.342.3440 or 304.293.6066.
Community Support GroupsFor more information call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.
Feeling BeautifulA 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.
FreshStartA 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 HolidaysNovember - 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 WorkshopThis 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 CancerYour choice of an informational video or DVD. To obtain a copy, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.
Let’s Talk to Kids About CancerFor 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 ScreeningLow-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 InformationGet answers or suggestions for your questions on nutrition. Call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.
Skin Cancer ScreeningSpring: Skin screening available at no cost; preregistration required. For additional information about skin cancer and to register, please call 681.342.1804.
Smoking Cessation GroupA 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 ScreeningReduce 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.
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.