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When you or someone you love have been touched by cancer, it can be an emotional, challenging and confusing time—but we are here to help.
The Simonton Cancer Center helps provide information, resources and retreats for cancer patients, based in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and the science of mind-body medicine.
For over 48 years, the Simonton Cancer Center has been a leader in the scientifically proven mind-body approach for treating cancer patients. The Center's integrated program was the first of its kind in the world, and was pioneered by the physician most often considered the "father of mind-body medicine" for cancer-
radiation oncologist, O. Carl Simonton, MD.
Based in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology, the Simonton method focuses on interactions between the mind and the body—how beliefs, attitudes, lifestyle choices, spiritual and psychological perspectives impact our physiology and immune function, and how they can dramatically affect health, the course of disease, and our overall well-being.
At the heart of the Center’s mission is the world renown "Getting Well Again" Program, a five-day retreat based on Dr. Simonton's successful model for emotional and stress intervention, patient education, and support. We are now offering this program in a virtual format for those who can not or do not wish to travel due to covid issues. We hope to engage once again in a retreat program this coming summer.
Dr. Simonton strongly believed the tools and techniques taught at SCC programs are critical components of a comprehensive cancer treatment plan - the 'missing link' in cancer care.
Click here to learn more about our programs, or call us any time toll-free at 800-459-3424 to see if the Simonton Cancer Center can be a resource for you!
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2022 Patient and
Due to the coronavirus, we know many of you have had to make hard decisions regarding travel.
We want you to know, we are here to reduce anxiety, not create it.
Your health is our priority.
Our next programs will not be held at a retreat center but in SCC offices, virtually.
SCC programming will only be offered online, for the time being.
Our April - May program will be held on Mondays and Thursday mornings, from 10:00am to Noon,
Pacific Coast Time.
We hope to hold in-person retreats the summer of 2022.
Los Angeles has done an excellent job in curbing the virus and it has become increasingly safer every day.
If that changes, we would, of course, notify our participants.
Our Training and Patient Programs for 2022 will primarily take place virtually, until at least the summer. At that time we hope to use our previous facilities in Malibu and Simi Valley.
Both locations are approximately an hour from the Los Angeles International Airport. Our former home, La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, is still in repair mode.
Due to the nature of the work, all sessions are small and private to insure highly personal attention. This remains the same for our virtual patient programs. Please be aware, space is limited.
We apologize if you are unable to join the session you requested.
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