Wellness, Resilience and Survivorship Programs

We understand that life may be different after a diagnosis of cancer. The effect of the disease or its treatment may present unique challenges. The Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation program is dedicated to helping cancer survivors live their lives to the fullest.

Our Survivorship and Rehabilitation Service seeks to address the physical, psychological and information needs of cancer patients and their families as cancer treatment is completed. The transition to survivorship care is a positive step that embraces wellness, quality of life, education and health promotion.

Utilizing the talents of an interdisciplinary team, our goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients. This may include improving physical fitness, managing pain, reducing fatigue and strengthening resiliency.


Programs and Services

Cancer Exercise Recovery Program
Open to all cancer patients and survivors, the Cancer Exercise Recovery Program is a 12-week series designed to help you combat fatigue, improve strength, enhance balance, fight depression and gain control of your life.

Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org to enroll or for more information.


Gentle Yoga for Wellness
Our safe, stress-relieving classes are tailored to meet the needs of patients in treatment or post-treatment. This program incorporates gentle postures as well as breathing and meditation techniques to carefully stretch the body, improve circulation and range of motion, and ease stress. You'll learn how to help ease side effects such as nausea, fatigue and pain. These classes are safe for those with neuropathy (pain caused by nerve damage) or lymphedema and meet three times a week for three months. We also offer refresher courses so you can continue your practice and maintain the community created in these classes.

Location: Lower level conference room of the Cancer Center (AC1100)
Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org to enroll and for additional information. RSVP required.
Additional Information: Please bring your own mat and dress comfortably.


Qi Gong in Roxbury Park
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that combines movement, self-massage, meditation and breathing. Through slow movement, you obtain a meditative state, which fosters positivity and confidence. This class meets every Thursday from 10–11:30 a.m. in Roxbury Park. It's open to all cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Location: Roxbury Park
471 S. Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90212
Enroll: No RSVP required
Additional Information: Free parking and meters available on site
Contact: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org


Community for Resilience with Exercise (CORE)
This program is for "graduates" of our other programs. The goal of the program is to build community and allow participants to continue exercising together. Participants opt-in and share their contact information with other participants in their area. The group is responsible for finding a meeting place and time to walk or gather together.

Additional Information: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org


Young Adults and Teen Lifestyle Survivorship Program (ATLAS)
This small group exercise program meets three times a week for three months. Designed for patients 14–25 years old, these educational workshops are open to all patients who have had or are currently having treatment for cancer.

Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org. Sign-up is required.


Emerging from the Haze™

This six-week psycho-educational program helps patients cope with the effects of "chemo brain"which may include:

  • Finding or remembering words
  • Concentration
  • Multitasking
  • Memory

Because it's a study, at various times you will be surveyed about your level of cognition, symptoms and quality of life. There will be a follow-up session one year after you complete the program.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this study, you must be a breast cancer survivor who has completed chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within the past two to 24 months.
Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org to enroll or for more information.

GRACE (Growing Resiliency and Courage)™ – For Cancer Survivors
This six-week program focuses on cultivating resiliency, managing perspective, coping with fear, and discovering meaning and purpose after a cancer diagnosis. Held in small groups and sign-up is required.

Eligibility: This class is for patients with stage 0–111 disease.
Enroll:
Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org to enroll or for more information.


GRACE (Growing Resiliency and Courage)™ with Cancer – For Advanced Disease
This six-week program focuses on cultivating resiliency, managing perspective, coping with fear, and discovering meaning and purpose after a cancer diagnosis. Held in small groups and sign-up is required.

Eligibility: This class is for patients with advanced or metastatic cancer.
Enroll: Call 310-423-0638 or email survivorship@cshs.org to enroll or for more information.


Other Cedars-Sinai Exercise Classes

Cedars-Sinai Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center – Yoga
310 N. San Vicente Blvd., Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Free yoga for patients and caregivers on the third Wednesday of every month.
To enroll or for information, email leenbodies@prodigy.net


Authorization

For appointments, a doctor's written prescription is needed and may be sent by fax or mail. Prior authorization by your health plan may also be needed. Patients will be called to arrange an initial evaluation within 24 hours of receiving the prescription.