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February 2021

This February, we are bringing you a variety of presentations including Anxiety & Stress in the Time of COVID, Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer Risk and Honoring Choices. We will also introduce another series of healthy recipes by Massey registered dietician Allie Farley. For the next 8 weeks, Allie will be focusing on crockpot cooking - easy, nutritious, comfort food to help us get through the cold winter days and nights! Kristie Willis, R.N., nurse manager for radiation oncology, will present a discussion about sexuality and body image after a cancer diagnosis. See below for details about date and time. Online weekly yoga classes take place every Monday at 5:30 pm and no experience is needed – if you’re interested in joining send an email to We hope you enjoy these events!

Event Schedule
Our virtual events are hosted on Zoom. If you are using a computer or a smartphone, you will be prompted to download the desktop launcher or Zoom app. The app is free and you will not need to create an account to join the meeting. We encourage you to also refer to Zoom’s guide for more information or if you are having trouble. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Yoga for Cancer Patients & Survivors
Mondays at 5:30 pm until March 8
To register, email Susan Chandler at
Women & Wellness
Tuesday, February 9, 12 pm
Learn about advances in women’s cancer treatment and care, and how Massey is improving outcomes and survivorship.
Getting Your Groove Back After Cancer
Monday, February 15, 6:30 pm
Meeting ID: 237 807 7884 / 1-877-853-5247
Kristie Willis, R.N., will discuss sexuality and body image in our women’s support group.
Honoring Choices: Advance Care Planning
Thursday, February 18, 1 pm

Candace Blades, J.D., BSN, RN-BC, will discuss advance care planning and how to prepare for future healthcare decisions. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.

Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, February 23, 2 pm

Speaker: Massey genetic counselor John Quillen, Ph.D., CGC. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.
Cancers Below the Belt
Tuesday, February 9, 10 am

Virtual presentations, discussions and a call to action on prostate and colorectal cancer disparities in minority communities.
Mindfulness Group
Fridays, February 12 & 26, 12 pm
Meeting ID: 237 807 7884
Cervical Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, February 16, 2 pm
Dr. Leslie Randall, Massey director of gynecologic oncology, will discuss cervical cancer. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.

The RAMble: Walking for Wellness
Saturday, February 20, 8:30 am
Meeting ID 970 3090 9946 / Dial: 929-205-6099 

Watch a brief health talk by Phoebe Ashley, M.D., and then get walking. We'll virtually pair you with a VCU Health practitioner to walk and talk with.
Anxiety & Stress in the Time of COVID
Thursday, February 25, 11 am

Speaker: Ana Mills, Psy.D., LCP, assistant director of VCU Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation Psychology Services. Watch live on Massey's Facebook.
Massey Resources

Supplements: All About Ginger
The use of ginger in oncology has been studied most often for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Acts of Kindness: A Volunteer Spotlight
During a season of stress and uncertainty, organizations need supportive volunteers like Barbara Bonn. Read more.

Chemo 101

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

Relaxation breathing

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

Healthy Made Simple: Crockpot Meals
Receive weekly emails from Massey registered dietitian Allie Farley with slow cooker recipes and tips. To sign up,  email

Wig Salon with skincare services

By appointment between 10 am-2 pm
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 804-828-8709 and leave a message. Click here for Tips from Moné.

Medical Legal Partnership with CancerLINC
Legal and financial services for eligible oncology patients.
Additional Events & Resources
Breast Cancer and Heart Health
Thursday, February 4, 4 pm
Featuring Dr. Wendy Bottinor from VCU’s Pauley Heart Center.

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

Yoga4Cancer online yoga
Free 60-minute video

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

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

Virtual Resources - Yoga, meditation, movement and more at home
Rosenthal Center for Wellness & Health Promotion at Harvard University
Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit 
February 28- March 4
The latest breakthroughs in research, screening, diagnostics, racial disparities, and more. 

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:

CLICK HERE for questions Massey patients frequently ask about COVID-19.

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

Connect with us! Join Massey's online communities. 
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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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