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Hospital offers free workshop series for breast cancer survivors

New Britain [January 22 2010] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut will offer a free, six-week workshop series for breast cancer survivors, “Cancer Transitions – Life after Treatment”, starting Feb. 10.

The series is designed to help survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Workshops will be led by physicians and staff with The Hospital of Central Connecticut breast program and are open to breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment within the past two years (participants may be receiving adjuvant treatment such as Tamoxifen).

Workshops will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lecture Room 1, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. To register, contact Donna Boehm, 860-224-5900, X6307, or

Dates and topics:
2/10 - You are a Survivor- Now What?
2/24 - Emotional Health and Well-being: From Patient to Survivor
3/10 - Choosing Life and Movement - Exercising for Health
3/31 - Nutrition: The Benefits of Healthy Eating
4/14 - Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Information for Survivors
4/28 - Medical Management after Breast Cancer

Participation in all six workshops is highly recommended, but not required. Each session includes a healthy meal, and free parking in the Quigley Garage next to the hospital’s main entrance. A release to participate in physical activity must be signed by the participant’s physician before enrolling.
The program is funded by a grant from the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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