Improvements in cancer treatments have led to more survivors. As that population increases, so does the need for ongoing care beyond the disease. St. Mary Medical Center presents an annual Cancer Survivorship Series, offering informative presentations and useful resources for anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer. The series focuses on issues of living with, through and beyond cancer for newly diagnosed individuals and long-term survivors, as well as loved ones and caregivers.
The public is invited to attend “Getting Back on Track: finding new strength through fitness,” from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 8, at the Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center, 3800 St. Mary Drive in Valparaiso. David Murphy, a senior leader with LIVESTRONG in Chicago, will share some of the latest research on the impact of physical activity in cancer patients and discuss how survivors can incorporate exercise into their routines through programs such as LIVESTRONG.
The event will also feature a cooking demonstration and vendor exhibition, with more than 20 local businesses providing information on their services that assist cancer patients and caregivers, including support groups, alternative treatments, dietary advice, and therapy animals.
The 2017 Cancer Survivorship Series is free but space is limited. To register, call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 1-866-836-3477.