Deborah Mayer
Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

When a person being treated for cancer transitions from the active to post-treatment phase of care, the disruption to what had become routine and familiar can create feelings of uncertainty and anxiety.

Recognizing the array of challenges a person may face following treatment, UNC Lineberger is offering a free workshop to help cancer survivors and their caregivers move forward after the treatment ends. The Cancer Transitions Wellness Program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill.

“Cancer can be very demanding emotionally and physically, but – after coming to the clinic for many months and even years – ending treatment is extremely unsettling for many people. Many ask ‘Now what?’,” said Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Caner Center’s Cancer Survivor Clinic and  the Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the UNC School of Nursing.

The workshop will offer information about nutritional wellness, activity and exercise, coping with stress, medical management beyond treatment and other support programs and services. There also will be time to meet other survivors and to learn what they have done to adapt to life following treatment. The workshop will offer free, healthy snacks as well as free parking.

“Moving from being on active treatment to living well following treatment is extremely important to a cancer survivor’s overall mental and physical health,” said Mayer. “Studies have shown that programs like Cancer Transitions can help cancer survivors live a meaningful and fulfilling life after treatment.”

What: Cancer Transitions Wellness Program

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: SECU Family House, 123 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

The workshop is free but registration is required.

Questions: 984-974-8100.

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