Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

The Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Presents Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

05/16/2017

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.

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