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Media Release

Tedra White

ProMedica
419-291-2330
tedra.white@promedica.org

ProMedica Launches Health Education Series for Breast Cancer Survivors

posted on: 11/28/2011

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 24, 2011 – On March 30, ProMedica Cancer Institute (PCI) will launch a four-week health education series called Breast Cancer Survivorship. The program will include four free workshops focused on surviving breast cancer. The event will be held at ProMedica Toledo Hospital’s (TH) Donald V. Kellermeyer Medical Education Center Auditorium, 2121 Hughes Dr. (hospital entrance #5). The first workshop will feature a panel of women who will share inspirational stories of survival with guest appearances by WTOL Anchor Chrys Peterson and Mary Westphal, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The program series was made possible through a grant from the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The public is invited to attend any of the following workshops, which will be offered on Wednesday evenings, from 7-8:30 p.m.:
  • Living Life During and After Treatment – March 30
  • Optimizing Wellness: Exercise and Complementary Therapies – April 6
  • Self Advocacy: Your Rights as a Survivor – April 13
  • Giggling Your Way to Good Health – April 20

Last fall, PCI opened a new survivor center at Promedica’s Flower Hospital in Sylvania to guide and support patients after they have completed active treatment. The center offers a wide range of follow-up care services, including genetic testing, social work support and dietary counseling.

“Cancer treatment is just the first step on the journey to recovery for cancer patients. This center is designed to help survivors understand their medical needs and to provide survivors with a comprehensive treatment summary and surveillance care plan to outline the specific tests and/or procedures that will be part of their follow-up care,” says PCI Administrative Director Ann Kujawa.

To register for a Breast Cancer Survivorship event, call PCI at 877-291-1441. For more information about the survivorship event and the center, visit www.promedica.org/cancer.

 

ProMedica, a mission-based organization that is ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S., was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization with nearly 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio.


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