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Section: Rideout Press Releases

Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center FREE Programs and Support Groups

03-20-2012

WeCare! Peer Navigator Program: New Patient Support

The WeCARE! Community-Based Peer Navigator program provides special support on a one-to-one basis. It matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained cancer survivors. The WeCARE! Peer Navigator program is available to any newly diagnosed cancer patient, regardless of where the patient receives treatment.

Peer Navigators are survivors who have been trained to be "cancer coaches." They will guide patients through this journey of unknowns with compassion, sensitivity and confidentiality. They can provide emotional support and direct patients to resources about their disease and treatments. Interested new cancer patients can contact Lorna Yatman, RN, Nurse Navigator at 530 749-4400 ext. 1603.

Other Cancer Support Groups and Programs

618 5th Street, Marysville

Rideout Cancer Center Support Group
For any person with cancer, their family, friends and caregivers

Every Thursday, 11:30am-12:45pm (except holidays)

Rideout Cancer Center Library

Wellness Center Program
Breathe In … Breath Out … Live Fully

These free classes are designed for all cancer patients and survivors in our community. Classes include Yoga & Meditation, Restorative Yoga and Expressive Art & Writing. Pre-registration is required. Stop by the Rideout Cancer Center front desk for a registration packet. If you have questions, call Nancy Kirkptrick, 530 749-4400 ext. 1686.

Chemotherapy and You Class

A class especially designed for the new patient that will be receiving chemotherapy. Classes are held every Wednesday from 2-4pm in the Wellness Center. Family and friends are invited to attend with the patient. Call 530 749-4400, Option #3 to register.

The Rideout Cancer Center in Marysville is an affiliation between Rideout Health and the University of Davis Health System.

  • State-of-the-art linear accelerator for radiation therapy
  • Physician offices
  • Chemotherapy Services
  • Clinical Trials
  • Library for Life
  • Wellness Center
  • Patient Advisory Council & Peer Navigator Programs
  • Telemedicine capability with UC Davis