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Caregiving Chronicles will present news and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and around the world, in-depth Q&As with experts in fields related to caregiving and updates and announcements about caregiving resources available in MetroWest from CaregivingMetroWest.org Program Director Douglas Flynn.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital hosting pair of educational forums to celebrate Cancer Survivor Month in June
By Douglas Flynn / June 1, 2017

June is Cancer Survivor Month and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital is marking the occasion with a pair of educational events.

First up is a forum on "Living Life After Cancer" on Wednesday, June 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Shipley Auditorium of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Join survivors, family members, caregivers and providers to discuss concerns shared by many cancer survivors. Topics will include strategies for coping with anxiety and stress after a cancer diagnosis and common sexual health concerns that arise after cancer treatment. The forum will feature presentations by Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, Clinical Co-Director, Gynecologic Oncology and Founder and Director, The Oncology Sexual Health Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and David P. Bullis, PhD, Director of Ambulatory Behavioral Medicine, Vernon Cancer Center.

On Thursday, June 15 the hospital will host "Hope in Motion," another forum from 6-8 p.m. in the hospital's Bowles Conference Center,

Expert speakers will discuss the importance of exercise, healthy diet and overall wellness for cancer survivors. Attendees will also learn tips from a breast cancer survivor about her approach to fitness after completing her cancer treatment. The forum will be presented by Elizabeth O’Donnell, MD, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Please RSVP to Mikki Brown at sbrown69@partners.org or (617) 219-1236.

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