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Support Services and Education

Equally important as treatment and technology is mental and emotional support, which is essential for a woman's journey with breast cancer. We offer a broad range of programs and support groups to meet your individual needs.

Our Survivor Volunteers

Women often feel alone when confronted with breast cancer. Our unique program, Walk with Me, connects a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient with one of our survivor volunteers who have had a similar experience and understands your journey. Our peer to peer volunteers is someone you can talk to offering personalized support.

A Step at a Time – Breast Cancer Support Group

Find strength and hope with other survivors before, during, and after your treatment.

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mission Women's Wellness Center Classroom
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171C, Mission Viejo, 92691 (Mission Medical Tower building)

Facilitator: Mission Hospital's Breast Health Nurse Navigator

For more information, call (949) 365-2273, extension 4

Our Journey Together – Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

A group specifically addressing the needs of women who have recurrent and/or metastatic breast cancer.

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mission Women's Wellness Center Conference Room
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171A, Mission Viejo, 92691 (Mission Medical Tower building)

Offered in partnership with Orange County Breast Cancer Coalition.

Facilitator: Lori Ash, LCSW

For more information, call (949) 365-2273, extension 4

Live Well with Cancer – Patient and Family Support Group

Learn how to reduce stress, decrease depression, regain control and find hope.

Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mission Conference Center
26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691

Sponsored by the Wellness Community

Facilitator: Sandra Weiss, PhD, MFT

Fore more information, call (949) 364-1770 or (714) 543-3200

A free program of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Needle While You Work

Join other knitters in making hats and blankets for women going through chemotherapy, or knit scarves for fundraising during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Meets the 1st Monday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

Mission Women's Wellness Center Classroom Room
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171C, Mission Viejo, 92691

(Mission Medical Tower building)

For more information, call (949) 365-2273, extension 4

Look Good… Feel Better® – For women living with breast and other cancers.

Look Good… Feel Better is a free program developed by the American Cancer Society

that offers women who are in active treatment an opportunity to develop skills

to help combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

No fee, registration required, space is limited.

Meets quarterly, dates vary. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For reservations, call Mission Hospital's MyHealth Line: (949) 364-1770

Held at:

Mission Women's Wellness Center Conference Room
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171A, Mission Viejo, 92691
(Mission Medical Tower building)

Sponsored by American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.

The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.

Yoga – For women living with breast cancer.

Yoga is a gentle way to exercise, heal the body and mind. Boost your energy and build strength, awareness and flexibility through stretching, breathing and sound.

Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mission Conference Center

26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691

No fee.

*Wear comfortable clothing (gym wear). Bring a yoga mat or towel and water. No previous experience is necessary.

Dayan Qigong – Open to all cancer survivors.

Dayan Qigong is a complementary mind/body health form that has been practiced in China for 1,700 years. Classes include stretching and warm-ups, acupressure self-massage, meditation and a 64-movement flow imitating the graceful strength of wild geese.

Meets Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mission Conference Center
26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691

No fee.

*Wear comfortable clothing (gym wear). Bring a yoga mat or towel and water. No previous experience is necessary.

Susan G. Komen Library

Our Susan G. Komen library is housed in Mission Women's Wellness Center and contains books, pamphlets, videos and audiotapes across a wide range of breast health and breast cancer topics to enable you with a better understanding of prevention, treatment and coping mechanisms. In addition, a computer is available to provide online access to reputable healthcare information.

Valiant Woman Solutions Boutique

The Valiant Woman Solutions Boutique inside Mission Women's Wellness Center carries a wide selection of specialized products and supplies specifically designed to help you look good and feel better wherever you are in your treatment phase. Our compassionate and expert staff will assist you in finding the product you need, from customized breast forms and bras fitted by certified fitters, stylish headwear and scarves, and lymphedema products. Recommended by physicians and originally developed with the unique needs of cancer patients in mind, Solutions offers Lindi Skin products with protective moisturizing ingredients to promote skin hydration. You will also find an array of educational books, products that comfort the mind, body, and spirit, such as, relaxation CDs, inspirational books, journals and cards, cookbooks, and unique handmade jewelry.