Studies have shown that patients that are supported mind, body, and spirit do much better when faced with cancer. Patients report less pain, are better able to cope with diagnosis, treatment and side effects, and have a greater feeling of personal growth when they receive the support they need. Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Lane, offer support, education, and Tai Chi classes every month.

With community-based centers throughout the Valley, Ironwood offers advanced therapies and a multidisciplinary approach usually associated with large academic centers – but with a personalized touch that patients describe as “being treated like family.” Visit www.ironwoodcrc.com for additional locations.

March events

American Cancer Society: Look good, feel better (for cancer patients)

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

4 to 6 p.m. April 25

Register: Sandra Surgeon 480-855-2224

Head and neck cancer support group

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

2 to 3:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month

Register: Starlet Jackson, MSW 602-588-4367

Multiple myeloma support group

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

1 to 2:30 p.m. fourth Monday of each month

Register: Starlet Jackson, MSW 602-588-4367

Chair yoga

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

1 to 2 p.m. second and fourth Fridays

Register: Starlet Jackson, MSW 602-588-4367

Tai chi

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

1 to 2 p.m. first and third Wednesdays

Register: Starlet Jackson, MSW 602-588-4367