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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Program Series to Address Cancer Survivorship Issues


Often following treatment for cancer, patients find that they need support that is different from their needs while in active treatment. To offer assistance, The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services will present a free, seven-part Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series entitled "Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patients Excel)."

"Many individuals find that additional information and support is helpful as treatment is ending", explains Angela McCabe, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Psychosocial Support Services and Community Outreach at Saint Barnabas. "This program was created to address the wide variety of medical and emotional concerns patients might have following treatment."

Each of the following programs will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the Leon & Toby Cooperman Jewish Community Center (JCC) MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. Participants should park in the garage. Coffee and tea will be provided.

  • September 9: The Healing Ways Of Chi Kung
  • September 16: Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment
  • September 23: Understanding and Managing Treatment Related Menopause
  • September 30: Managing Cancer Related Fatigue
  • October 14: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors
  • October 21: Identifying Your Nutritional Needs as Treatment Ends
  • October 28: Defining Yourself After Cancer Treatment

While all of the programs are free, pre-registration is required. Please call The Cancer Program Registration Line at 973-322-2671. For questions about this program please call 973-322-2668.

Project H.O.P.E. is one of numerous community and educational activities sponsored by The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program which feature several specialty services and a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment programs. These include medical oncology, radiation therapy, cancer genetic counseling and testing, gynecologic oncology, and clinical research, as well as The Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Cancer Program provides outpatient facilities with private chemotherapy treatment rooms, a community resource library and extensive psychosocial support and community educational programs.

Contact: Samantha Anton, Assistant Director Marketing/Public Relations

Date: August 14, 2014

Phone: 973-322-5425

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