will experience benefits from being in a group with others, which
accomplishes a number of positive gains, including lessening
isolation, mutual problem solving, and promotion of coping skills.
Post-retreat support continues though volunteer/alumni
psychosocial level, participants will benefit from social support,
which may favorably influence the course of breast cancer, and is
associated with longer survival.
will benefit from the support of professionally trained medical and
will have the valuable experience of spending a weekend with other
women that live in their own state, that have been through a similar
will master the technique of fly-casting, a gentle motion, which can
help increase mobility in the affected arm and shoulder by reducing
stiffness and swelling (surgeons prescribe exercises similar to
fly-casting after a woman has had surgery or radiation).
information on Casting for Recovery retreats in Texas,
Texas Program Coordinator, at 512.940.0246.
information about CFR,
visit their Web site at
or call toll free
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