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I might have been broken, but mended rather quickly with my desire to fight and the amazing support system that the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center provided me with.

Bridget Bocchino Hochstuhl

Breast cancer patient at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

Survivorship and Post-Treatment

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Survivorship and Post-Treatment

After cancer treatment, many patients may be hit with uncertainties when readjusting to daily life – when to return to work, what sort of diet to be on, how much exercise to get or how to re-establish relationships. The question inevitably is "Now what?"

That's why Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center offers support programs to help cancer patients deal with post-treatment issues related to survivorship.

Survivorship Programs at Morristown Medical Center

Education

  • Post-Treatment Information Sessions – Explore common post-treatment issues, such as return to employment, nutrition, relationships, sexuality, exercise and coping. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-4063.

  • Smoking Cessation Support – Through group or individual sessions, a trained expert will introduce you to techniques that can help you quit smoking. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-7971.

Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Gentle Massage – This healing technique may help reduce stress and anxiety. For a location, schedule, fees and to register, please call 973-971-6301.

  • Healing Through Drumming – Group drumming circles may help decrease stress and release tension. Experience is not necessary and drums will be provided. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-5919.

  • Meditation – Learn techniques to stimulate relaxation and well-being:

    • Learn to Meditate – For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-6514.

    • Ongoing Meditation – Registration is not required.
      Every Monday, 6:00 to 7:00pm
      Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary

  • Tai Chi/Qi Gong – Instruction will be provided in breathing and simple movements suitable for all fitness levels. Registration is not required.
    Every Monday, 6:00 to 7:00pm
    Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary

  • Therapeutic Touch Training – Learn ancient healing techniques designed to balance your body’s energy. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-4063.

  • Writing as a Way of Healing – Guided writing exercises will be performed in a supportive environment. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-6514.

  • Yoga – Mild exercise, stretching and breathing may help promote awareness, spirituality and calmness. Registration is not required:

    • Gentle Yoga
      Every Wednesday, Noon to 1:00pm
      Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary

    • Evening Yoga
      Every Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30pm
      Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary

Nutrition

  • Post-Treatment Nutrition Recommendations – During one-on-one discussions with post-treatment patients, registered dietitians who are certified specialists in oncology will make recommendations and answer questions about nutrition, physical activity and site-specific cancer issues. For more information and to make an appointment, please call 973-971-6232.

Post-Treatment

  • Moving Beyond – Women who are currently receiving or have completed breast cancer treatment can partake in group exercises. Medical clearance is required to participate. For a location, schedule, fees and to register, please call 973-971-5800, ext. 1711.

  • Post-Breast Surgery Program – Women who have had either a lumpectomy or mastectomy and are six weeks to eighteen months post-surgery will receive support and can participate in pool rehabilitation sessions. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 1-800-227-2345.

 

Survivorship Programs at Overlook Medical Center

Education

  • Ostomy Support Group – This professionally led group is for ostomy survivors and their families. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5552.

  • Post-Treatment Support Group – Participants may discuss issues and concerns related to cancer survivorship. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5349.

Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Gentle Massage – This healing technique may help reduce stress and anxiety. For a location, schedule, fees and to register, please call 908-598-7997.

  • Gentle Yoga – Mild exercise, stretching and breathing may help promote awareness, spirituality and calmness. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

  • Group Acupuncture – Acupuncture may help relieve cancer recovery symptoms, such as fatigue, neuropathy or trauma of the nerves, pain and anxiety. During group sessions, several participants are treated simultaneously in a comfortable setting. For a location, schedule, fees and to register, please call 908-598-7997.

  • Guided Imagery – Exercises in mental visualization may improve your body’s immune system and promote well-being. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

  • I Cancer Vive – Cancer survivors will learn mind-body techniques that promote emotional and spiritual wellness. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5349.

  • Tai Chi/Qi Gong – Instruction will be provided in breathing and simple movements suitable for all fitness levels. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

Nutrition

  • Nutrition Wise Action Plan – Putting it on the Table – Learn about foods and delicious recipes that promote healthy eating and wellness. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-5347.

Post-Treatment

  • Exercise Class for Breast Cancer Survivors – Learn exercises designed to increase flexibility and muscle mass, while decreasing body fat and the effects of lymphedema. Medical clearance is required to participate. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-255-6210.

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