The American Cancer Society, in partnership with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, is offering a breast cancer survivorship forum for breast cancer survivors. The program "Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis" focuses on helping people transition after a cancer diagnosis.
The breast cancer survivorship forum will address survivor quality of life issues, healthy living for cancer survivors, and long-term treatment and side effects. Presentations will be made by Dr. Karen Karsif, Director of the Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Julie Goodale, a certified personal trainer and cancer exercise specialist.
In the fight against cancer, the American Cancer Society places great importance on cancer survivors — helping improve the quality of life for those during and after a cancer diagnosis. The fact that people are surviving cancer today more than ever before — more than 60 percent live at least five years — reinforces the need to help people get back into life’s mainstream.
“When many cancer patients complete their treatment, there are many common fears and concerns that remain," says Amy Wen, Patient and Family Service Director. "This forum is an opportunity for breast cancer patients to receive information and support about life after treatment, long-term side effects, and healthy living. The forum will address many of the issues breast cancer survivors face as they transition from active treatment to life after treatment.”
The forum is free. For more information or to RSVP, please contact 845-440-2515.
If you or a member of your family is in need of Society services or if you need more information about cancer, please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.