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Cancer Survivors’ Celebration and Educational Event To Be Held June 6, 2010, at UMCP

May 13, 2010

University Medical Center at Princeton’s Cancer Program and the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation invite patients who have been treated for cancer and their loved ones to attend a morning program dedicated to wellness, celebration and support on Sunday, June 6, 2010. The event, Celebrating Strength, will be held from 8 to 11:45 a.m. in Ground Floor Conference Rooms A & B at University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP), 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Patients who have been treated for cancer through Princeton HealthCare System and their loved ones are invited to attend. A continental breakfast will be served, and information will be provided on a variety of topics related to cancer recovery. This free event is being held in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day.

“So many people today are living long and fulfilling lives after being treated for cancer,” says board certified oncologist Peter I. Yi, MD, a member of the Princeton HealthCare System Medical Staff, who will be a speaker at the event. “Still, there are questions and concerns that inevitably arise following cancer treatment. At this program, we will address some of these questions and provide information that will help patients as they return to their daily activities.”

Topics to be covered at the event include:

  • Get Centered!: An Experience with Fitness and Wellness
  • Creative Expression: Healing and Art Therapy
  • Getting Back into the Swing: Returning to Work
  • Finding New Meaning and Purpose in Recovery
  • Intimacy and Recovery
  • The Power of Food

“This event promises to be full of information and support not only for patients who have been treated for cancer but also for their loved ones who play an integral role in the recovery and wellness process,” says Judy Neuman, CTR, Director of Cancer Services at UMCP.

The event is free, but registration is required. To register, please call 1.888.897.8979. Or you may register at: www.princetonhcs.org/calendar. The event is recommended for participants ages 12 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.