Breast Cancer

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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.
 
Survivor Symposium - The Financial Toxicity of Cancer
Cancer survivors and their caregivers can learn how to finance treatments. A light breakfast will be served.
Saturday, April 7; 8:30 to 11:30am
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
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.
 
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 Wellness
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 social 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.
 

Mindfulness Group
Men and women can learn how to use the power of the mind to help cope with illnesses. Registration is required.
Outpatient Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
Presenter: Lanie Kessler-David, LCSW
For more information, a schedule and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.
 
Look Good, Feel Better
Women who are undergoing cancer treatment learn how to look their best and manage appearance-related side effects.
Third Monday of every month, 12:30 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5255.
 
Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients
For cancer patients only, this ancient system of bodywork and healing includes exercise, stretching and breathing to promote awareness and spirituality and calm the psyche. Yoga can lead to healing common physical ailments and improve energy, concentration and emotional well-being. Classes will last for 60 minutes.
Mondays, 10:00 to 11:00am
Overlook Medical Center
For more information, specific dates and to register, please call 908-522-6168.
 
Post-Treatment Group
Patients who have completed cancer treatment meet monthly to discuss issues related to survivorship.
Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Overlook Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-5349.

Breast Cancer Articles
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The first consumer test for three BRCA gene mutations associated with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer risk has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Many breast cancer patients say they've heard scary stories about radiation therapy, but their actual experience is usually better, new research finds.

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A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report.

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Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows.

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Certain breast cancer treatments may take a toll on the heart, but women can take steps to minimize the risks, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.

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