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Friday, August 09, 2013 - Carroll Hospital Center to offer new programs for cancer survivors

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121

Westminster, Md. – (August 9, 2013) — Registration is now open for Carroll Hospital Center’s new cancer survivorship lecture series entitled "Pathway to Health: Embracing the 'New Norm'.” The series of programs focuses on educating men and women on ways to improve their overall health and manage the health issues that cancer survivors may face. Open to both men and women cancer survivors, all programs are free and will be held at The Women’s Place located at Carroll Hospital Center.

The first lecture, “Navigating the Sea of Emotions” will take place on Monday, September 30, 6 – 7 p.m.
Presented by licensed psychologist Jan Nicholson, Ed.D., the program will discuss the myriad of emotions cancer survivors typically experience after a cancer diagnosis. While anxiety, fear, depression and irritability are normal, learning how to control these feelings can make an enormous dif¬ference in improving one’s quality of life. This special program will help cancer survivors discover ways to navigate this sea of emotions and develop effective tools to lead a more balanced life.

To educate cancer survivors on the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise to their cancer care, “The Road to Better Nutrition and Exercises” will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 6 – 7 p.m. The program is presented by exercise therapist and wellness coach Stacey Wilson, and Martin’s Food Market nutritionist Elisabeth D'Alto who will discuss the benefits of nutrition and exercise to people during their cancer journey.

An additional lecture, “Stepping Stones: Surveillance, Screening and Medical Follow-up” will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 6 – 7 p.m. During the program Carroll Regional Cancer Center’s medical director Flavio Kruter, M.D., hematology and oncology, will discuss what cancer survivors need to know following cancer treatment. Topics will include the role of cancer survivorship care plans, screenings, cancer surveillance techniques and rehabilitation.

To register or for more information, please call 410-871-7000 or click here.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.