Lakewood, N.J. –The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 more than 1.6 million
people will receive a cancer diagnosis. The Cancer Support Community at
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, an RWJBarnabas Health facility,
is hosting Cancer: Thriving and Surviving, a six-week free workshop, beginning
Tuesday, May 23. The class runs on Tuesdays through June 27 from 9:30
a.m. to 12 p.m. and takes place at 199 Prospect Street in Lakewood.
Cancer: Thriving and Surviving utilizes the Chronic Disease Self-Management
Program of Stanford University to help patients deal with cancer. Over
the six-week program, sessions discuss: techniques for dealing with frustration,
exercise and nutrition, treatment decisions, relationships, setting priorities and more.
Registration is required for Cancer: Thriving and Surviving; to register
please call (732)923-6090. Participants who register must be able to attend
all the sessions. Upon registering, participants will receive a copy of
the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,
4th Edition, and a CD,
Mind and Body.
About the Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community 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.