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The Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center Presents “Woman to Woman: Cancer & Sexuality”

03/09/2017

Aside from the emotional stress cancer and its treatments can cause, many women with breast cancer also have to cope with changes to their body’s appearance. Changes can be short or long term, ranging from hair loss to the loss of a breast to changes in hormones that affect libido. This can cause women to become less comfortable with their bodies.

The Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center will address these concerns with “Woman to Woman: Cancer & Sexuality,” a workshop for women to explore the changes their bodies are experiencing on Wednesday, March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center in Suite ST-007, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.

The 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 will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about their changing bodies and receive emotional support from others.

The workshop will be led by Anita Pfisterer, LCSW, who has led numerous support groups and has experience addressing cancer and sexuality. Pfisterer will offer tips on how to combat vaginal dryness, intimacy issues and more.

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.


About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.

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