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February 3, 1995

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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 3 - February 9, 1995 - 25 Cancer Watch Center offers life after br=:-.: By Kerry Kester The American Cancer Society predicts that in 1995, approxi- mately 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Those who are diagnosed with the disease will face months of assorted treat- ments, but they will all share one common problem. They will need some type of support. Women who have endured the trials of breast cancer and its treat- ment often have a variety of sup- port systems available while they undergo treatment• Healthcare professionals, organized support groups, friends and family mem- bers may all be available to help a woman tackle the issues that arise because of the cancer• However, when the treatment period is over, those women may find themselves still needing support but unsure of what they need or how to find it. On Friday, Feb. 17, the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania Cancer Cen- ter will sponsor its fourth annual symposium, Life After Breast Cancer. Although it is a program developed with women in mind, program promoters encourage men to attend as well• The pro- gram will be held at the university museum near the Cancer Center. "We're trying to create an envi- ronment Where women can come together and learn and also have a supportive environment," said Jeanne Rogers, RN, M.Ed., administrative director, Cancer Education and Community Out- reach Program. Rogers said that participants find support not only from the professionals who work within the program but from each other as well. "We're trying to reach out," she said. She said the program primarily focuses on the medical/scientific and the psycho social aspects of breast cancer and its treatment. Barbara Webber, MD, will begin the day with a discussion on inherited breast cancer• With her will be two sisters who are engaged in gefietic research. One sister has the gene that causes breast cancer, and the other does • not. "They will be talking about their experience in that genetic research," said Rogers• She added that although Webber will provide medical/scientific information, the sisters-will talk about "the reality" of what is means to be part of a genetic research protocol. Following Webber's presenta- tion, "Lynn Schuchter will be talking about recent advance- ments in the treatment of breast cancer," Rogers said. "Tamoxifen has proVen to be very valuable to women in preventing a recurrence or in the development of breast cancer in the second breast." Schuchter will also discuss a breast cancer prevention trial, involving Tamoxifen, that is cur- rently being monitored throughout the country. In the afternoon, Joan Bory- senko,-Ph.D., will give the keynote address, "Exploring the Heart of Healing: Psychoneuroim- munology and Beyond." "This is exploring the entire mind and body Connection," said Rogers• ,It's the impact of the mind, the emotions and the attitudes on one's well being," she said. "It's part of the holistic approach." After those presentations, she said, there will be four workshops from which each participant can choose to attend. One will address breast cancer preventative testing and the impact on the family• Another workshop will further explore the mind/body connection through an experiential approach• Rogers said participants will learn "relax- I Physical Therapy I offering a full range of therapy services including: * functional capacity evaluations * work hardening * work site analysis isolated hand therapy specialists same day custom made splinting 701 Savannah Road Suite A1 Lewes, Delaware 19958 (302) 644-2530 st cancer ation and awareness techniques." For those interested in an unusual but exciting therapy, Sound Health: Using Music Ther- apy For Healing • might be the best workshop to attend. Cheryl Maranto and Susan Hadley, both educated in music therapy, will show the importance of music therapy and the scientific studies indicating the positive impact of music with a patient. Like in the mind/body connection, there will be an experiential component in the workshop. Sean Hebbel, clinical social worker for the Cancer Center at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will offer a work- shop called "'For Men Only•" With assistance from Nancy Zieber, a masters prepared nurse, Hebbel will provide men with valuable information that addresses their needs and concerns. "Historically we have not had special sessions for men," said Rogers, who thinks there is a growing need for more services for men whose lives are touched by breast cancer• "Men are many times reluctant to share their feel- ings." She said they may choose to discuss fears (such as losing someone they love) or how to cope with the way things change in their homes. Rogers said the issues discussed in the men's group will vary according to what the men choose to discuss. "After the workshops, we'll bring everybody back together and have a musical celebration," she said. The cost of the program is $15, which includes materials and lunch• "We do have some scholarships available," Rogers said. For more information or to register, call (215) 349-8387. Beebe Medic00 Center's Family H00th Centers "Your Primary Care Connection" Millsb0r0 FamilyHealth Center 230 Mitchell Street, Milisboro, DE 19966 • Paul E. Gorrin, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine For appointments, call 934-41614 • Joseph Black, M.D. Occupational Health and Family Practice For appointments, call 934-0611 Miilville Family Health Center Route 26, P.O. Box 318, Miliville, DE 19970 • John Giuliano, D.O. Board Certified in General Medicine Hours: M through F, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. mornings. For appointments, call 539-8880 • Lab, X-ray and EKG Service Hours: Fall, winter, spring T & Th 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Summer (Memorial -Labor Day) 7 days a week, 8 a.m. --11 p.m.; For appointments, call 539-8450 • Lab, X-ray and EKG Service Hours: M through F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For appointments, call 934.0611 Reh0b0th Family Health Center 3809 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 • Jeffrey Heckert, M.D. Board Certified in Family Practice Hours: M, Th, F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tu, 12 noon to 8 p.m. IV, 9 a.m. to 12 noon For appointments call 227.8115 Georgetown Family Health Center 310 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE • Jeung Sohn, M.D. Family Practice • Hours: M, T, TH, F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; W, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call 856-3596 No One Covers Sussex Like Beebe Beebe Medical Center Now more than ever.: