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Cancer Transitions Workshop Series Helps Cancer Survivors Thrive

Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey Expands Free Survivorship Program to Three Locations

Bedminster, NJ, April 02, 2016 --( Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) will offer Cancer Transitions – a program to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Developed by the Cancer Support Community and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the program was created to bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life following cancer. This six week series of classes is offered at numerous locations throughout central New Jersey. The program is designed to support cancer survivors and assist them with gentle exercise, medical management, nutrition, and coping strategies. CSCCNJ provides these classes free to all survivors who wish to participate.

American Cancer society reports nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States as of 2014, many of which are dealing with a heavy physical and psychological burden as they transition from cancer patient to survivor. In fact, cancer is increasingly being viewed for many as a chronic illness. Currently, there are no free programs comparable to Cancer Transitions to accommodate this need for survivors and ease shift from active to post treatment.

“Cancer Transitions provided me with the opportunity to share my feelings with others who have walked a similar path,” says Darleen Shamus, Cancer Transitions participant. “I didn’t realize it right away, but while my support network of friends, family and medical team were celebrating the completion of my treatment, I found myself worried about what happens next. It was a great to share my concerns with others, and know that these feelings are part of a new normal.”

Cancer Transitions offers guest speakers including a nurse, social worker, registered dietician, and a fitness expert to discuss a varied selections of survivorship topics, support, and lifestyle advice.

CSCCNJ’s Cancer Transitions series will be held this spring at the following locations:
· Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ • Tuesdays, April 26 – May 31 at 6:00-8:30 pm
· Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ • Tuesdays, May 3 – June 7 at 6:00-8:30 pm
· Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, New Jersey • Wednesdays, June 1 – July 13 at 10:00-12:30 pm

Survivors wanting more information or to register should contact Katherine Schaible, LSW, Program Coordinator at CSCCNJ at or via phone at (908) 658-5400 x104. Pre-registration is required.

About Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey
CSCCNJ is a non-profit organization located in Bedminster, NJ providing professional support, education, nutrition, and health and wellness programs – at no charge – to the thousands of people affected by cancer in Central New Jersey. As experts in oncology mental health, our sole mission to alleviate the emotional distress and social impact resulting from a cancer diagnosis and ensure that no one faces cancer alone.®

Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey (EIN# 22-3804609) is a local licensed affiliate of Cancer Support Community, an international non-profit organization and is a registered 501 c (3) serving Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Middlesex, Union, and Mercer counties. All donations are tax deductible. CSCCNJ is an affiliate in good standing of the international non-profit organization, Cancer Support Community. For more information please visit our website at or call (908) 658-5400.
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Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey
Kristina Bottone
908 658 5400 ext 105

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