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.
- March 3: Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment
- March 10: Understanding Long Term and Late Effects of Treatment
- March 17: The Healing Ways of Chi Kung
- March 24: Identifying Your Nutritional Needs as Treatment Ends
- April 7: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors
- April 14: Evidence Based Tools to Quit Smoking
- April 21: 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. The Cancer Program provides outpatient facilities with private chemotherapy treatment rooms, a community resource library and extensive psychosocial support and community educational programs.
Samantha Anton, Assistant Director Marketing/Public Relations
February 10, 2015