EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three out of four families in our community are affected by cancer. While there are many people on this journey, cancer patients and survivors can feel overwhelmed and solitary from the stress that comes with their diagnosis. To ensure that no one faces cancer alone, the East Brunswick Public Library (EBPL) has partnered with Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey and Regional Cancer Care Associates Central Jersey Division to deliver a variety of cancer support programs this fall, at no cost to participants. EBPL has added these programs as part of the Just for the Health of It initiative to promote health and wellness throughout the community.

All of these programs are professionally designed to educate and support cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. The first educational workshop kicks off on September 16 with Cancer Survivorship, which outlines issues faced by patients after treatment and what can be done about them. From September 30 through November 4 will be Cancer Transitions, a series of classes designed for cancer survivors that teaches life rebuilding and coping skills. Cancer Immunotherapy is the next educational workshop offered on October 27, which explores cancer’s relationship with the immune system, immunotherapy treatments, and tips to manage common side effects from cancer. The last educational workshop is Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments and Side Effects on November 19, which helps people understand and manage the physical and psychological side effects of treatment.

Participants are asked to register for the workshop(s) they would like to attend by contacting Ellen Levine at elevine@cancersupportcnj.org or by calling (908) 658-5400 ext. 102.