Cancer survivorship 101 to educate survivors, loved ones

Hampden County

Hundreds of Western Massachusetts Cancer survivors are about to learn how to improve their quality of life.

“Survivor Journeys” provides emotional and social support for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Some recently diagnosed, others in remission but all finding comfort speaking to others who have fought the same battle.

Battling cancer can be a lonely process.

Springfield physician Dr. Jay Burton, himself a Cancer Survivor, will present a program here at the Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday morning called Cancer survivorship 101.

Cancer survivorship 101 is designed to educate survivors, their loved ones and anyone interested in some of the factors that can play a role before, during and after diagnosis.

This one-on-one program aims to provide those battling cancer with a way to get the emotional and social support they can’t get inside the hospital room.  

Burton told 22News, “The understanding of what a cancer survivor is..is extremely important. We can help people who are just looking for help that they feel that they aren’t getting in their cancer care.”

22News was a proud sponsor of this mornings event.
 

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