Breast Cancer

Consumer advocacy group, Women’s Choice Award® has named Overlook Medical Center one of America’s Best Hospitals for bariatric surgery and heart care and one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. We were also recognized as one of America’s Best Breast Centers for the second consecutive year. These awards are based on national accreditations, services available, patient outcomes and women’s health care preferences. Learn more >




Breast Cancer Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy.  We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm,  please call 908-522-6168 or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Renewing You: A Cancer Survivorship Program
Over the course of eight weeks, cancer survivors will learn how to use the nutrition plan of renowned physician Joel Fuhrman, MD, as well as exercise and stress management, to renew all aspects of their health – mind, body and spirit.
Fee: $550 ($275 deposit required)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00pm or 4:00 to 6:00pm
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.

Art Expressions
Art therapy promotes relaxation and supports healing on all levels – mind, body and spirit. This weekly group is open to adults who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or have completed treatment within the last year. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials are supplied.
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30am
Overlook Medical Center, Oncology/Caregiver Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

Mindfulness Tools for Cancer Recovery
Cancer patients and their caregivers can learn the practice of mindful meditation to help aid the healing process.
Tuesdays, 10:00am to Noon
Overlook Medical Center, Oncology Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6168.
 
Stress Management for Cancer Patients
This course covers a wide range of topics to assist patients in identifying the sources of stress and ways to effectively manage and respond to them.
Overlook Medical Center, Oncology Conference Room
For dates, times and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

Qi Gong and Tai Chi for Healing
Partake in gentle movement, breathing and meditation exercises designed to activate the body’s natural ability to heal. This class is open to all cancer patients and their caregivers.
Wednesdays, 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Oncology Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

Drop In Meditation and Mindful Movement
Cancer patients can learn guided meditation and movement practices to aid them both during and after treatment.
Fridays, 10:00 to 11:00am
Overlook Medical Center, Oncology Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

Scar Massage
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center mastectomy patients who are at least six weeks post-surgery can receive a private session with a certified massage therapist to help manage their surgical scars.
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-6168.

Breast Cancer Support Group
A licensed socia
l worker and registered nurse lead a discussion-based peer support group for Overlook Medical Center patients in their first year of breast cancer treatment.
Second and fourth Monday of every month, 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Oncology Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6210, or 908-522-5925.

Preparing for Breast Cancer Surgery
Patients who will be having breast cancer surgery and their family members can learn how to prepare for their upcoming operation and hospital stay, as well as available support resources.
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Oncology Conference Room
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-6210, or 908-522-5925.


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