Program Helps Cancer Survivors Find the Answer to “What’s Next?”
Beating cancer is often just the first step
After 16 months of cancer treatment, Faye Waddell asked, “What now? This chapter in my life is over. How do I move on from doctors and nurses and Tuesday treatments at the cancer center?” She found answers at a cancer survivorship program at Alamance Regional Medical Center called “Cancer Transitions.”
Cancer Transitions is a free program running on three consecutive Thursdays – April 28, May 5 and May 12 – from 9-11:30 a.m. at the cancer center. Nurses, fitness experts and other specialists will guide patients in transitioning from cancer patient to cancer survivor. Topics include:
- Medical management
- Potential long-term side effects
- Emotional well-being
- Relaxation and stress management tips
- Nutrition for the cancer survivor
The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute estimate there are 13.7 million cancer survivors in the U.S.
“This program helps cancer survivors to be proactive with their health,” says Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional Survivorship Community Outreach Liaison Doris Cardwell. “We provide the tools to deal with potential side effects, physical and emotional issues and ways to be more in control of their health.”
Developed by The Wellness Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Cancer Transitions was created to bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life following cancer. As Waddell puts it, “This program helped me to stop looking in the rear view mirror. It gave me the confidence to look forward again.”
Registration is required and participants may bring one guest. For more information or
to register, call 336-586-3504 or email Doris.Cardwell@conehealth.com.