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Cancer Survivorship – Moving Beyond Cancer


June 1, 2011

Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

Community members can learn, from the comfort of their homes or offices, about the transition from cancer treatment to survivorship at 1 p.m. ET June 16. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

Cancer Survivorship – Moving Beyond Your Cancer is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The June seminar will cover:

  • Common chronic health problems in cancer survivors
  • The cancer connection with these health problems
  • Healthy living after cancer treatments

Presenter Meg Trewhitt guides cancer survivors as they transition from active treatment to survivorship. Trewhitt is a cancer survivor navigator at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. She is certified as a nurse practitioner, oncology nurse and breast care nurse. Her work includes preparing treatment summaries and survivorship wellness plans. In addition, she serves as a volunteer health provider at Peoples City Mission Free Medical Clinic, which offers health care to uninsured low-income and homeless residents of Lancaster County. Trewhitt has been recognized by the American Cancer Society and the Oncology Nursing Society.  
 
“The Strong and Smart series is a resource for cancer survivors, patients and their families,” said Deirdre Cahill, Saint Clare’s Health System oncology services director. “The topics are specific to issues they are facing, and they can ask questions of an expert. They may also connect with others facing the same challenges, and they can do it all without leaving home.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

 
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