The head start program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

Dugald Seely, Anne Pitman, Julie Ennis, Rabia Wilcox


We present the beneficial impact that our Head Start Program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer has on participants at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. While beginning a new world of conventional cancer treatments, our program provides support and guidance at a crucial time of flux in a woman’s life, and addresses the spiritual, physical and mental emotional health of women of all ages, from generation Y through to our elders, who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

This 6 week program is comprised of workshops, support group sessions and experiential mind body techniques, and is led by a group of therapists skilled in cancer’s psychological and physiological effects.

Our research outcome measures of the program to date will be touched upon.


breats cancer, head start program, therapy

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