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Diet and Nutrition | Events Calendar | Webinar Archive

July 2021

Healthy living is a primary focus of Massey’s Integrative Health program. Whether the focus is nutrition, physical activity, mind-body programs or activities aimed to improve your quality of life after receiving a cancer diagnosis, we’re here for you. We offer a wide variety of topics each month. If there’s a topic you want to learn more about, we’d like to hear from you. We’re honored to be a part of your health care team, whether you’re newly diagnosed, in active treatment, seeking a second opinion or have completed treatment. Email with any thoughts, questions or suggestions. We welcome your inquiries!

Event Schedule
Weekly Farm Stand
Wednesdays, 10 am-12 pm

North Hospital entrance
Purchase locally-grown produce every week at North Hospital courtesy of Shalom Farms.
Mindfulness Group
Fridays, July 9 & 23, 12 pm
Meeting ID: 237 807 7884
VCU Health Webinar: Cancer Survivorship
Thursday, July 15, 5:30-6:30 pm
Susan Hong, M.D., M.P.H., FACP will discuss Massey's Cancer Survivorship program. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.
Coffee & Conversation
Friday, July 23, 9 am-12 pm
North Hospital entrance

Enjoy light refreshments and connect with other Massey patients and caregivers.
Wednesday Wellness: Summer Recipes
Wednesdays via email
Sign up to receive fresh summer recipes weekly in your inbox from Massey registered dietitian Allie Farley, R.D. Click here to register.
Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction
Tuesday, July 13, 2 pm
Speaker: Connie Clark, Massey tobacco treatment specialist. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.
Living with Pain After a Cancer Diagnosis
Tuesday, July 19, 12 pm
Speaker: Jodi Cunningham, N.P., of the Massey
Cancer Survivorship Program. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.
Food Safety and Food Poisoning Prevention
Thursday, July 29, 12 pm
Presented by the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library. Click here to register.
Massey Resources

All About Mistletoe
Mistletoe’s medicinal properties are inconclusive without further studies to test its effectiveness and side effects with and without other drugs.

Relaxation breathing

Learn a technique to help manage your anxiety and stress. Email to schedule an in-person or virtual session.

Integrative Health webinar videos
An archive of videos from our monthly Healthy Living Series and other discussions by experts.

Chemo 101

Click here to watch an overview of chemo and its side effects.


Using Nutrition to Stay Hydrated
Massey registered dietitian Allie Farley, R.D., provides simple tips to integrate into your daily routine.

Don't Forget to Protect Your Skin
Helpful tips for skin safety. For more information about Massey’s Wig Salon and skincare services or to make an appointment, call 804-828-8709.

Medical Legal Partnership with CancerLINC: Legal & Financial Services
Free services available for eligible oncology patients. MLP attorney Barton Zedd is on-site downtown with limited hours. Call 804-517-9110.

Tobacco Cessation
Trying to quit? Contact Connie Clark, Massey tobacco treatment specialist, at
Additional Events & Resources
Yoga4Cancer online yoga
Free 60-minute video

Virtual exercise classes
Check with your doctor before engaging in any new physical activity.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
NIH-based research and information on complementary health products and practices.

Talkspace Mental Health Resources

Greater Good Science Center 
University of California Berkeley

Virtual arts showcase
Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond 

UBCF COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program Supporting Breast Cancer Patients

Guided Meditations and Tai Chi 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Strength After Breast Cancer (SABC)
Rehab exercise program. Physician referral required. Contact Kimberly Ericson at 804-628-1128 or Sarah Kaplan at 804-237-6667.

• National Institute of Health
• Centers for Disease Control 

• Virginia Department of Health
• RVA Strong: COVID-19 resources
• Financial and insurance resources

American Cancer Society:

• COVID-19 & Cancer Info Hub
• 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-227-2345 or online chat.
• Reach To Recovery: Connect with other breast cancer patients for peer-to-peer support.
• Cancer Survivors Network: Join a safe online community and build a support network.
• Personal Health Manager: Track and organize information about diagnosis and treatment.
• “tlc” – Tender Loving Care®: Affordable wigs, scarves and mastectomy products.

Virtual Resources - Yoga, meditation, movement and more at home
Rosenthal Center for Wellness & Health Promotion at Harvard University

CLICK HERE for information about COVID-19 pertaining to Massey patients.

For ongoing updates from VCU Health, visit If you have questions or concerns about how Massey’s precautions impact your care, contact your team through the My VCU Health patient portal at

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To view past newsletters, visit our archives.

Massey does not endorse all integrative health practices. We only recommend those that are known to be safe and have the potential to improve health when used alongside, and never in place of, professional medical care. All cancer patients are advised to consult with their physician before starting any integrative health practice, as some may interfere with medical care. Please call (804) 828-8478 for more information about our Integrative Health program. 
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