SOMERS POINT – Anyone undergoing cancer treatment, struggling with the effects of treatment and caregivers of those diagnosed with cancer are invited to attend a free six-week workshop, Cancer: Thriving & Surviving, designed to help people affected by cancer manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling life.

The program is being provided by the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health.

Sessions will be held at Shore Cancer Center at 100 Medical Center Way and Shore Road in Somers Point 9:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday from Oct. 5 to Nov. 9.

Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond cancer, this interactive program helps survivors cope with the concerns, thoughts, and health conditions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
  • Setting priorities and goals
  • Proper nutrition
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • Appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance.

Class size is limited. To register, call 609-653-3923. All participants receive a complimentary book titled, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.