Breast Cancer

Atlantic Health System is enhancing access to clinical trials, so that underserved members of our community in need of cancer care can receive the latest treatments. Along with other leading health care systems in New Jersey, we recently created the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium, which is the first NJ-based National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program. This initiative aims to increase adult and pediatric participation in cancer clinical trials focusing on prevention, screening, care delivery, treatment, medical imaging and quality of life. Learn more about the AHCC NCORP >



Breast Cancer Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Cancer Alumni Retreat: Meeting Fear at the Door
Use your creativity to transform fear into positive energy.
Fee: $25
Tuesday, September 17; 9:30am to 4:00pm
Loyola Retreat House, 161 James Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-6514.
 
CeleBRAtion
Decorate a bra for a chance to have it displayed in our cancer center during the month of October as inspiration for those with breast cancer. The evening’s festivities will also include prizes, music, light refreshments and more. Please bring a padded bra, a glue gun, jewels, beads and any other decorative materials.
Friday, September 27, 4:00 to 7:00pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Lobby, Morristown Medical Center
For more information or to register, call 973-971-5169.
 
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Show your support for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or are undergoing treatment, or honor the memory of someone special.
Sunday, October 20; 8:00am (registration); 10:00am (walk begins)
Mack-Cali Office Campus, 4 Century Drive, Parsippany, NJ
Sponsors: American Cancer Society and Atlantic Health System
Sign up to join one of the Atlantic Health System teams or form your own >
 
Post-Treatment Support Group
Cancer survivors who have completed treatment can connect with other survivors and learn about the unique challenges and concerns facing them as they move forward with their lives.
First Tuesday of every month, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
For more information, please call 973-971-6299.
 
Breast Cancer Pre-Surgery Class
A nurse, social worker and physical therapist will explain how to prepare for breast surgery from both a physical and emotional standpoint.
Second and fourth Monday of every month, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Radiation Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-6175.
 
Path to Wellness
Renew hope, find an inner calm and improve your sense of well-being by learning stress-reduction techniques.
Fridays, September 13 through November 1; 10:00am to Noon
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-6514.
 
Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation
The ancient vibrational sound of singing bowls helps promote relaxation and healing. This class is open to all cancer patients and their caregivers; registration is not required.
First Monday and Third Friday of every month, 2:00 to 3:00pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
 
Qi Gong
This traditional Chinese practice, which uses low impact exercise and breathing techniques, may help strengthen the body’s vital energy. This class is open to all cancer patients and their healing team; registration is not required.
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:00pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
 
Learn Therapeutic Touch
Learn how to balance another person’s energy with therapeutic touch. This technique stimulates deep relaxation, manages pain and symptoms, and enhances the body’s healing ability. Registration is required.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
For a schedule and to register, please call 973-971-4063.
 
Healing Through Drumming
Decrease stress and release tension in a creative way by coming to a group drumming circle. Experience is not necessary, and drums will be provided. This program is only open to cancer patients and their caregivers.
Last Tuesday of every month, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology Waiting Room
Presenter: Leah Oswanski, MA, MT-BC
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-5919.
 
Somatron Sessions
Appointments are available Monday through Friday for Somatron, a vibro-acoustic musical massage designed to decrease anxiety, muscle tension, pain and nausea.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Music Therapy Office
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-5919.
 
Healing Touch
Patients currently receiving treatment at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center can experience this hands-on, energy balancing technique.
Fourth Thursday of every month, 6:30 to 8:30pm*
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
To register, please visit our Patient and Family Information Center.
*20-minute walk-in sessions available every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:45am; registration not required
 
Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Class
Learn tools and techniques to help support your body’s own natural ability to heal.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
Presenter: Jean Marie Rosone
To register, please call 973-971-6514.
 
Reiki Sessions for Cancer Patients
This ancient art of hands-on healing helps the patient feel relaxed and renewed. Open to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center patients and their caregivers only; to schedule a 30-minute session, please visit the resource room to sign up.

 
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 9:45am to 12:30pm
  • First and third Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00pm
  • Saturdays, 9:45am to Noon
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
For more information, please call 973-971-6514.
 
Free One-Hour Jin Shin Jyutsu Session for Cancer Patients
This ancient eastern practice helps energize the mind and spirit. Open to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center patients and their caregivers only; to schedule an appointment, please visit the resource room to sign up.
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary
For more information, please call 973-971-6514.
 
Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients
A combination of stretching, breathing and meditation help create a union of mind, body and spirit. Registration is not required.
Thursdays, 1:15 to 2:30pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Mind Body Spirit Sanctuary

 
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