Classes, Programs, And Events

For your patients with cancer, we offer a variety of classes, programs, and events to help them learn more about their disease, its treatment, and how to cope. Here’s what’s available at Premier Health.

If you want to learn more about your cancer and its treatment, Premier Health offers a variety of classes, programs, and events to keep you connected and informed. We host support groups to provide you with the comfort and support of others who are experiencing cancer. We also alert you to community events sponsored by us and others that support cancer research or cancer care. With all of these connections, we want you to trust that you’re not alone in this journey!

Check our calendar of events for more information and offerings.

Cooking and Nutrition Classes

An oncology dietitian presents this informative class quarterly, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Miami Valley Hospital South Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room A. For more information, call (937) 438-7880(937) 438-7880.

Educational Programs

A monthly educational series at the Miami Valley Hospital South Comprehensive Cancer Center is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers, and staff. The series covers varied topics related to the cancer journey, its prevention, and treatment. Programs are held in Conference Room A, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 438-7880(937) 438-7880.

Healthy Steps

Also known as the Lebed Method, Healthy Steps is an internationally renowned exercise and movement program designed to aid in the physical and emotional recovery of patients with cancer and cancer survivors. 

Healthy Steps helps restore range of motion, enhance physical and emotional balance and reduce swelling from lymphedema. The classes are set to music and designed for sitting or standing. The program has been found to be beneficial for people with cancer and other chronic conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also beneficial for senior citizens. 

The program emphasizes improving your emotional self and enjoying the experience. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Atrium Medical Center Compton Center in the Radiation Oncology waiting room. Call (513) 934-5657(513) 934-5657 to make a reservation to attend or email [email protected].

Look Good, Feel Better…for Women

A trained, volunteer cosmetologist facilitates this interactive group program. The cosmetologist teaches women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss, the most common appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Contact the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator at (937) 438-7150(937) 438-7150.

To receive free self-help materials, call the Look Good…Feel Better toll-free number at (800) 395-5665(800) 395-5665.

Lung Cancer Prevention and Awareness

Physicians can refer individuals who smoke and are hospitalized at Miami Valley Hospital for one-on-one counseling by respiratory therapists who are certified smoking cessation counselors. Premier Community Health offers the services of a certified smoking cessation counselor free of charge. Miami Valley Hospital staff members also sit on the local Smoke Free Task Force.

Other Cancer Prevention and Education Programs

Premier Community Health offers community health programs focusing on prevention, early detection, and disease self-management of breast, colorectal, skin, prostate, and lung cancers.

Contact Us

Premier Health offers an extensive network of experienced cancer specialists, close to home, who welcome your referrals. Find a cancer specialist best suited to your patient’s unique needs.

Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center.