A National Public Radio story on rehabilitation for people who have been through cancer talks about how some organizations help patients deal with the effects of cancer treatments. A doctor who developed breast cancer discusses the toll her treatment took in this insightful look at how cancer treatments can affect people in various, sometimes unexpected ways.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center has established lymphedema treatment services that address the swelling that can occur after cancer surgery or radiation; there is also a Cancer Exercise program to help people regain strength and combat post-treatment fatigue, as well as many other support services. See more here.
In case you haven’t heard, Peninsula Regional Medical Center is partnering with the American Cancer Society for a long term cancer prevention study called Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3). The American Cancer Society will be on the PRMC campus for open enrollment in CPS-3 on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm and again on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 7:00 am – 10:30 am.
This is an important national study that will involve thousands of people across the country and will take place over the next 20 to 30 years. If you haven’t already, please take this opportunity to sign up to help impact the future of cancer research. Please visit www.cps3tricounty.org to sign up or www.cancer.org/cps3 for more information.
If you could help to prevent one family member or friend from hearing the words, “You have cancer,” would you?
Peninsula Regional Medical Center is partnering with the American Cancer Society for a long-term cancer prevention study called Cancer Prevention Study – 3 (CPS-3). The American Cancer Society will be on the PRMC campus for open enrollment in CPS-3 on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm and again on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 7:00 am – 10:30 am.
This is a national study that will involve thousands of people across the country and will take place over the next 20 to 30 years. Additional information will be posted on LifeWorks as the enrollment date approaches, but if you’d like to sign up now or learn more information, please visit www.cps3tricounty.org or www.cancer.org/cps3.
To see more, check out this story about the study from WMDT-47!
Since 2001, the Cancer Support Community-Delmarva, formerly known as the Wellness Community, has been serving Eastern Shore cancer patients with services such as individual and group counseling, get-togethers and information sources.
The Cancer Support Community-Delmarva will no longer be able to provide these services, so work has begun to transition services to Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute effective at the end of this month.
Check out the Daily Times story about the transition, in the paper today, for more details.
Services will continue to be provided in the same location to current patients. If you’re a Cancer Support Community patient who would like more information, please call Lisa Barnes, LCSW-C, OSW-C, at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at 410-543-7209, or call the Cancer Support Services Office of the CSC at 410-546-1200.
WBOC has an excellent story about two little girls on the Delmarva Peninsula who have faced cancer, and what Mattel’s new bald Barbie doll would mean to them. Our own Lisa Barnes, a nurse navigator at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at PRMC, also talks about how the doll can be helpful for children. But the best part of the story is hearing that Salisbury’s Brooke Mulford, after a real battle, is cancer free! And we’re all wishing 3-year-old Saylor Hayes best of luck with her treatment. Check out the story over on WBOC.com.