Legacy Cancer Institute New Line up of Classes Focused on Healing Couples with Cancer


Legacy Cancer Institute announced today it is offering a set of free classes for couples experiencing a cancer diagnosis to restore intimacy, reconnect emotionally and heal by touching.


Getting Your Groove Back After Cancer Treatment

This special class just for women will help couples regain intimacy often lost during illness. 


Participants will learn about the effects of illness on sexuality and how physical therapy may be able to help


Presenters will explore the physical and emotional aspects of intimacy, including body image and how to communicate with a partner.



·         Urogynecologist Audrey Curtis, M.D.

·         Physical therapist Claudia Von Hammerstein

·         Therapist Christen Moore, LCSW


Thursday, November 7, 2013

6:30–8:00 p.m.

Legacy Breast Health Center

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Building 2, lower level

1040 N.W. 22nd Avenue

Portland, Oregon, 97210


Please preregister, by visiting www.legacyhealth.org/classes.


Latin Dance for Couples

Latin Dance for Couples will take place over a six week period. This program is for couples where one or both have been treated for cancer and is intended to help them reconnect through dance. This class provides dance instruction, support and encouragement during the healing journey. 


Complimentary healthy refreshments will be available.  Participants will be asked to fill out a registration and assessment form. A signed waiver and a release form signed by a doctor is also required.


Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m., October 24 – December 5, 2013

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Kempton Hall

147 N.W. 19th Ave.

Portland, OR  97210


Registration is required and space is limited.  To register for the series or for more information, call 503-413-7284 or email [email protected].


Touch, Caring and Cancer

Touch, Caring and Cancer is a one-day workshop for individuals with cancer and a support person (spouse, partner or caregiver) to learn about comfort and relaxing touch.


This program is designed to provide instruction about how to use touch and massage safely and effectively in caring for a person with cancer. The techniques can be done anywhere and require no special equipment.


The day will include hands-on demonstration and instructions along with a discussion.  An instructional film will be played to go over safety precautions and preparation. Patients will receive a copy of the DVD to take home.


Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring two pillows.  Complimentary lunch will be provided.


Space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 503-413-6871 or e-mail [email protected].


Saturday, February 22, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

East West College of the Healing Arts

525 N.E. Oregon St.

Portland, OR  97232


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