Cancer Survivorship Starts at the Time of Diagnosis

There are many ways to improve your quality of life during and after cancer, with programs and resources that address social, emotional and spiritual needs of your journey.

Patient in scarf with supportive daughter.

Moving Through Cancer

Staying active helps patients continue engaging in the regular activities of daily life. Aerobic exercise helps strengthen the heart and lungs. Resistance exercise strengthens the muscles. Benefits include less stress, fatigue and anxiety; increased flexibility and balance.

Cancer patient outside with hands at heart.

Women with breast or GYN cancer are encouraged to join some type of support group.

Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person's life. But support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer. These are opportunities to meet others who are walking the same journey and share feelings, challenges and triumphs in a safe, secure environment.

No matter your age, stage of cancer or stage of treatment, all are welcome to attend any of our groups.

Breast & GYN Cancer Support Group Meetings
  • Every 4th Wednesday of the month
  • at Noon
  • Woman’s Cancer Pavilion Atrium Conference Room, 2nd Floor
    500 Rue de la Vie
    Baton Rouge, LA 70817

To register, email Robin Maggio, LCSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW at Robin.maggio@womans.org or call 225-924-8485

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Cancer Survivor Support Group
Cancer Services of Baton Rouge

Offers support groups, community cancer events and activities

  • Visit Cancer Services of Baton Rouge
  • Call 225-927-2273

Online resources to learn more about cancer and survivorship

There’s so much information on the Internet it’s hard to sift through it all to find the most trusted resources.  Of course, every person’s situation is different, so always ask your doctor for medical guidance. Do not rely only on general health information. 

  • Cancer survivor eating at a restaurant counter.

    Changes in the way your body uses food.


    Eating the right kinds of foods during and after treatment can help you maintain energy and stay stronger. Nutrients support healing and the growth of healthy cells in your body.

  • Massage in grey shirt for cancer survivor.

    Enhance your well being.


    Massage therapy can help you relax and can lessen cancer treatment side effects, such as pain and fatigue. Benefits may include reduce anxiety, combat nausea, improve sleep, lift your mood and pain control.

  • Skin care and makeup for oncology patient.

    Look good and feel better.


    During cancer treatment and even afterwards, the change in appearance can result in physical and emotional challenges. We offer workshops, microblading, skin and nail care to help you feel comfortable.