St. Joseph’s/Candler Offers New Class To Help Cancer Survivors


The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will offer a free, six week workshop designed specifically to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

The workshop will be held at The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Dr. 9:30 a.m. to noon, every Thursday Aug. 29 through October 3. Refreshments are provided.To register: Call 912-819-6404, email fournierje@sjchs.org

This workshop will provide health care professionals, nutritionists and fitness experts as speakers. They will discuss exercise tailored to each participant’s ability, training in relaxation and stress management as well as tips for nutritious eating. It will answer many questions about cancer survivorship post-cancer treatment. The topics covered include:

Session 1: Get Back to Wellness: Take control of your Survivorship; Session 2: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise; Session 3: Emotional Health and Well Being: From Patient to Survivor; Session 4: Nutrition Beyond Cancer; Session 5: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know and Session 6: Life Beyond Cancer

“This much needed program, which is offered at no cost to participants, will provide Savannah and surrounding area cancer survivors with information and tools to make the transition into living a full and productive life as a survivor,” said Dr. H. A. Zaren, medical director of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. “Specifically, the program addresses exercise, nutrition, emotional health, quality of life and medical management after cancer treatment ends.”

The LIVESTRONG Foundation developed this program, called Cancer Transitions. For more information contact Scott M. Larson, PR Manager, 912 596-5084.912- 596-508



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