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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, programs and retreats for cancer patients, based in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and the science of mind-body medicine.
For over 50 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.
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.
Research continues to prove that examining these areas can lead to improved physical and mental health.
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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2023 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.
Our online programming has been very successful, so much so that we will continue to hold online programming at various times throughout the year.
Our Winter program will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings, from 10:00am to Noon,
Pacific Coast Time.
It is our honor to assist you during this challenging time.
Our SCC Training and Patient Programs for 2023 will take place online virtually and also in retreat settings, using our previous facilities in Malibu and Simi Valley. Our former home, La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, is still in repair mode.
Both locations are approximately an hour from the Los Angeles International Airport.
Virtual Programs are conducted in the privacy of your
home or office, on Zoom.
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 online patient programs.
Please be aware, space is limited.
We apologize if you are unable to join the session you requested.
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