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St. Barnabas Medical Center Announces Cancer Series to Address Quality of Life Issues

The Alternative Press Staff

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 • 6:50am

LIVINGSTON, NJ – St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston has just announced that it is offering a free Cancer series designed to assist post treated cancer patients.

The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services will present a free six-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 p.mm at the Leon & Toby Cooperman Jewish Community Center (JCC) MetroWest, located at 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. 

Participants should park in the garage. Coffee and tea will be provided.

  • September 10: Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment
  • September 17: Understanding and Managing Treatment Related Menopause
  • September 24: Managing Cancer Related Fatigue
  • October 1: Identifying Your Nutritional Needs as Treatment Ends
  • October 15: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors
  • October 29: Defining Yourself After Cancer Treatment

Pre-registration is required.  To register, call The Cancer Program Registration Line at 973-322-2671. For questions about this program call 973-322-2668.

Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patient’s Excel) 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.

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