Mission Hope Cancer Center

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events!

Skin Cancer Screening

Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria

This annual event is offered to the public at no charge. You have the power to substantially lower your risk of developing melanoma with early diagnosis and treatment. Please take advantage of our skin cancer screening; early detection gives one the best chance at good health and survival. Call to make your reservation today. By appointment only. Please call 346.3463.

An Enchanting Evening of Scarf Tying

Wednesday, May 31 • 5:00 p.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, Conference Center
1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria

Scarf Tying at Mission Hope Cancer CenterMission Hope Cancer Center celebrates our chemo champions! If you are currently undergoing treatment and have experienced hair loss you know how dispiriting that is. You are invited to bring your own scarf as we learn how to tie head scarves with style and fashion in mind. Special guest presenter Rosalia Mendoza-Hill, MA, MFT, is a breast cancer survivor who has developed the knack of creative scarf tying which she will be demonstrating. As you learn these techniques you will gain a new confidence to express yourself with flair.

Please register right away by calling: 805.219.HOPE (4673).


Cooking for a Chemotherapy Patient

Wednesday, June 7 • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street
Light dinner served • No reservations needed

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The Caregiver Support Group meets once a month for caregivers to exchange ideas and share helpful strategies. Join us to listen to guest speaker Shannon Burman, Clinical Registered Dietitian, as she expands on the topic of cooking for chemotherapy.

Strategies for Wellness

Wednesday, June 21 • 5:00 p.m.
Guest speaker Jerry Sanger, MA, will address the topic of balancing all the aspects of life that promote wellness.

Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria
Refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited for this free presentation.
Please call Mission Hope at 805.219.HOPE to reserve your seat.

Maintaining your best possible quality of life can be an overwhelming challenge when living with cancer. Pain, as well as distressing physical and emotional symptoms, may affect your quality of life in profound ways. The stress can have a big impact on you as well as your family. Please join us for an evening filled with practical information on how to successfully manage common challenges faced by people living with cancer and those who care for them. Bring home tools to help you live comfortably and achieve the best possible quality of life.

Your Ticket to Wellness:
• Take care of your body
• Eat well
• Manage pain and other symptoms
• Exercise
• Have a good mental outlook
• Take care of your spirit
• Find meaning and strength through faith, religion or spirituality
• Seek comfort through human connections


Guided Grocery Store Tour

Thursday, June 29 • 10:00 a.m.
Led by Shannon Burman, RD, and Hector Rodriguez, Promotor de Salud

Vallarta Supermarket, 1875 North Broadway, Santa Maria

Reservations are required. Please call Mission Hope to register: 805.219.HOPE (4673) (English) or 346.3406 (Spanish

For those living with cancer, it’s apparent that proper nutrition plays an important role in the overall health and well-being of the patient as well as the caregiver. Many, however, feel overwhelmed at navigating the grocery store to select from the infinite array of foods on display. You’re invited to join Shannon and Hector as they explain how to shop wisely for groceries by reading and understanding labels and choosing the foods that contribute to optimal health without breaking the bank.

Tour is open to all cancer patients and caregivers; information in English and Spanish.