Navigating Cancer - Charting Your Journey


With Carole O'Toole

- Tuesday, October 8, 6:30pm

Navigating Cancer - Charting your journeyOur three-part series on “navigating cancer” is designed to offer resources for newly diagnosed patients and those in the early post-treatment stages by empowering them to enhance their own role as they navigate their way through the cancer experience. The series is based on Smith Center’s groundbreaking Integrative Patient Navigation program and training for cancer care.

The experience of cancer is universally described as overwhelming. Charting Your Journey will explore the concepts of navigation and integrative cancer care, and the importance of learning to self-navigate. Carole will offer skills and tools to help you make choices and support yourself through the experience of cancer. She will help you access the “wise guide” within yourself and explain how that inner wisdom translates into practical uses that help you set your course, discussing such questions as:

  • How do we make choices when we don't know where to start?
  • How do we advocate for ourselves?
  • What can I do to support my healing process?

This program will contain experiential stress reduction techniques and time for Q&A. Caregivers are welcome.

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Carole O'TooleAbout Carole O'Toole
Carole O’Toole serves as the Director of Integrative Navigation at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. She designed Smith Center’s innovative model and for cancer navigation which she has shared with hundreds of healthcare professionals nationally through lectures and an annual training program. Prior to her work at Smith Center, Carole was a Patient Navigator at Suburban Hospital and ran a private integrative cancer care navigation practice. Carole has been a survivor of advanced cancer since 1994. She has written two books on integrative cancer care: “Cancer Community Healing Network” and “Healing Outside the Margins,” and continues to work with individual clients at Smith Center to guide them through their treatment and survivorship in a holistic and comprehensive way.

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