Long Branch, N.J. – Aside from the emotional stress cancer and its treatments can cause,
many women with cancer also must cope with changes to their body’s
appearance. Changes can be short or long term, ranging from hair loss
to changes in hormones that affect libido, causing some women to become
less comfortable with their bodies. event
To help women in cancer treatment and post treatment deal with these issues,
the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center is holding a workshop
“Woman to Woman: Cancer & Sexuality,” on Monday, June
19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center’s Maysie-Stroock
Pavilion in Suite ST-007, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
Co-facilitators Cindy Tracy, CYI, and Anita Pfisterer, LCSW, will cover
topics such as sexuality and self-care practices after a cancer diagnosis.
The women-only workshop is designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment
for a candid discussion on how cancer treatments can impact sexual interest
and response, function and energy levels. Women in treatment and post
treatment will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about
their changing bodies and receive emotional support from others.
Registration for “Woman to Woman: Cancer & Sexuality” is
required. Please call the Cancer Support Community at 732-923-6090.
About the Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) offers supportive programs, education,
and hope for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, no matter where
treatment is received. Monthly programs include relaxation and guided
imagery, yoga, mindfulness meditation, exercise for strength, support
groups and much more. Please contact CSC at 732-923-6090, or email
Joan.Hogan@rwjbh.org for a copy of the monthly program calendar.