special programs

Ask the Nurse
Wednesday, July 16, 11:30-12:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Melanie Harrow, RN
Melanie Harrow, RN, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center at Basking Ridge will lead this discussion on ways to manage side effects during & after treatment. Low blood counts, hot flashes, joint pain, neuropathy, chemo-brain & fatigue are common symptoms experienced by those going through cancer treatment and beyond. Bring your questions & learn ways to manage these symptoms to improve your quality of life.

Community Conversations and Summer Salad Potluck Luncheon
Tuesday, July 22, 1-2:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Amy Sutton, Executive Director, CSCCNJ
Please come and join CSC friends and staff for an informal summer social gathering. Hear from Amy about the latest initiatives, directions and plans for Cancer Support Community & give us your feedback about what is important to you. Bring your favorite cold summer dish to share buffet style!

Toning: A Special Sound Meditation Workshop
Tuesday, July 29, 10-11 am

Guest Instructor: Leah Oswanski, MA, LAC, MT, BC, Music Therapist from Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the power of sound in meditation to achieve mind/body relaxation. No musical experience is required to learn this simple technique.

What is Proton Therapy and What Cancers Are Treated with It?
Tuesday, July 29, 12:30-2 pm (light lunch included)
Guest Speaker: Brian Chon, MD
Join us for a presentation from a treating physician at the New Jersey ProCure Proton Therapy Center focused on proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation cancer treatment that precisely targets tumors. You will also hear about the tumors that are most appropriate for proton therapy. Former patients will be in attendance to share their experiences and answer questions.

Nutrition: Juicing, Greens and other Phytochemicals
Thursday, July 31, 1-2 pm
Guest Speaker: Kathryn Hamilton, RD, CDN, CSO, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

Juicing…should you or shouldn’t you? What are the health advantages of juicing over eating your fruits and vegetables? In addition, we will discuss the benefits of particular fruits, vegetables and combinations including protein powder. Please join us for this lively discussion!

Boogeyman in the Closet
Thursday, July 31, 7-8:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Barbara Hale, LCSW from Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, New Brunswick

Join Barbara for a discussion about reducing the fears of cancer recurrence, death and dying and how to live fully in the face of cancer. Open to all, we will focus on the social and emotional aspects of these phases of the cancer journey.

The Healing Benefits of Drumming
Friday, August 1, 7-8:30 pm

Has your life been touched by cancer? Come and learn the health benefits of drumming. Experience firsthand, the joy of drumming. No experience is necessary and drums are provided!

Food for the Fight
Monday, August 4, 1-1 pm
Facilitated by Jeanne Petrucci, Dietetic Intern

Good nutrition during treatment helps maintain maximum immunity, assists in cell repair, rebuilds muscle for strength and increases physical function and energy. Please Join Jeanne for a group discussion on concerns managing your diet while going through treatment.

The Wisdom of the Labyrinth
Tuesday, August 5, 1-2:30 pm
Presenter: Deborah Ketter, Certified Veriditos Labyrinth facilitator

Learn how to quiet the mind and create a rhythm for life at “The Wisdom of the Labyrinth: its History, Mystery and Modern Uses. An ancient archetypal imprint, the labyrinth is gaining recognition in America as a calming meditation tool. It has been described as a metaphor for our life, and its winding, purposeful path often yields feelings of peace. The history, meaning and power of this ancient healing tool will be explained followed by a guided walk. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Talking About Cancer Prognosis
Wednesday, August 6, 11:30-1 pm

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? If so, you may have questions about prognosis, which is the likely course or outcome of the disease. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), with help from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has produced the NCI Prognosis Video Series to help patients and their health care providers talk about prognosis. Join us to view these videos to understand what prognosis is, gain insight from common questions and feelings that others have about prognosis and learn how to talk with your doctor in a way that meets your needs.

Nutrition: Bountiful Blends: The Health Benefits of “Smoothies”

Thursday, August 14, 1-2 pm
Guest Speaker: Doreen O’Boyle, RD from Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital

Please join Doreen as she demonstrates two different types of nutritious whole-food smoothies.






Times are subject to change, please double check our Program Calendar for any changes. If you would like to register for one of our many programs, please fill out this form and e-mail it to elevine@cancersupportcnj.org.

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