Shedding Light on Cancer Treatment: What Patients and Providers Should Know about Radiation Therapy
April 19, 2011
Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients
It is common for people to feel anxious when facing radiation therapy. Learn what to expect from the comfort of your home or office at 1 p.m. ET on April 20. To register for this free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.
Shedding Light on Cancer Treatment: What Patients and Providers Should Know about Radiation Therapy 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 April seminar will cover:
- Radiation therapy from the patient’s perspective
- The role of radiation oncology in the multi-disciplinary cancer team
- How technological advances are improving outcomes and reducing side effects
Presenter Leonard Tuanquin, MD, is a radiation oncologist at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA. He is also a professor of radiology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Tuanquin is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the American Brachytherapy Society and the American Medical Association. He has published journal articles and presented on radiation oncology.
“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. Future events include:
- May 12: Cancer Research Trials and What They Mean to You
- June 16: Cancer Survivorship – Moving Beyond Your Cancer
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.