The Wellness Community named Dr. Cornelia Dettmer to its board of directors last month at the group's monthly meeting. Dettmer is currently the clinical director of radiation oncology at the Oncology Centerin Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis.
The mission of the non-profit organization is to help cancer patients recover to the greatest extent possible without letting money or insurance forms get in the way.
Cancer patients learn to fight for their recovery on the psychological and social fronts with their doctors and health-care team.
After the Wellness Community site is opened, cancer patients may come to free support groups, lectures and presentations on stress management, nutrition, pain control, relaxation techniques and biofeedback aswell as other techniques they can use to fight cancer.
At group meetings, participants discuss new methods for coping with the physical and emotional problems associated with their illness.
The board of directors, made up of 16 doctors and professionals, will have its next meeting at 7:15 tonight at the Champion Realty Training Center, 541 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.
Information: Katherine Smith, 987-9299.