March, 24th 2022
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A prominent local physician who founded a support group for local cancer survivors, has died at the age of 63.
February, 24th 2022
(Mass Appeal) - Survivor Journeys is a group that works to provide emotional, social, and educational support to cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. This month, the featured speaker in its online series is Kimarie Knowles, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
December, 14th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys is a group that works to provide emotional, social, and educational support to cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. This month, the featured speaker in its online series is Sarah Galloway, a Psychologist with the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.
November, 11th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys is a group that works to provide emotional, social, and educational support to cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. This month, the featured speaker in their online series is Cynthia Shechter, owner of ShechterCare Rehabilitation.
October, 11th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor is a valuable resource for cancer survivors and caregivers, offering monthly educational events and lectures. Joining me now to talk more about this month’s presentation is Medical Oncologist Doctor Ann Partridge, from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
September, 27th 2021
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)–Thousands of people every year get a clean bill of health after undergoing cancer treatments. If you or anyone you know has recovered from cancer, you know that more than the physical body has been impacted. A patient’s entire wellbeing may change, including their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Living with the anxiety of cancer possibly returning, some people may also may continue to suffer mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
September, 13th 2021
Survivor Journeys is a community-based support network for cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones. Each month, it features a special online presentation on topics affecting those living with cancer. Joining me now is September’s featured presenter, Doctor David Ortiz-Melo, a Nephrologist and Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Medicine.
August, 4th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor is a valuable resource for cancer survivors and caregivers, offering monthly educational events and lectures. The topic of this month’s lecture is “I have cancer … should I undergo genetic testing” and here to discuss this topic is Dr. Huma Rana of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and host of the august lecture.
July, 28th 2021
Dr. Jay Burton is a primary care physician and cancer survivor whose nonprofit, Survivor Journeys, has received $100,000 from the state legislature to expand its services to cancer survivors.
July, 23rd 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys is a community-based support network for cancer survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. Each month, they feature a special online presentation geared toward various topics affecting those living with cancer. Joining me is July’s featured speaker Doctor Lara Traeger, a clinical psychologist at Mass General Hospital, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
June, 28th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Each month, Survivor Journeys offers an online lecture to cancer survivors, their loved ones and caregivers everywhere. Joining me Monday is this month’s featured speaker, Doctor Emily Tonorezos, Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute
May, 19th 2021
Dr. Jay Burton, a primary care physician in Greater Springfield well-known for his efforts to help cancer survivors like himself remain healthy, will take part in “A Conversation with Survivors: Let’s Talk About Cancer Survivorship,” Wednesday, May 26, from 6 to 7 p.m.
May, 3rd 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Hearing a doctor tell you that you have cancer is a life changing event. However, once you’ve gotten past the initial shock it is imperative that you become your strongest advocate for care. Stacey Tinianov, a board certified patient advocate, and the May 2021 Survivor Journeys Cancer Survivorship 101 speaker, talks with us about advocating for yourself.
April, 7th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys is a valuable resource for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones. Each month, they present virtual lectures you can view by going to Joining us is the April presenter, Doctor Anju Nohria, Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston.
March, 16th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys offers a monthly lecture series to help cancer survivors navigate the next steps in life. Joining me to talk about this month’s virtual lecture series is Dr. Giselle Perez.
February, 23rd 2021
(Mass Appeal) – This month, the virtual Cancer Survivorship 101 programs continue and this time, Dr. Darshan Mehta, the Director of Medical Education at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine of Massachusetts General Hospital, is exploring the role of botanicals in survivorship.
January, 26th 2021
In this week’s edition of The Even Better Western Mass Podcast, Dave Madsen’s guest is Dr. Jay Burton. He is the founder of the Primary Care Cancer Survivorship Program. Dr. Burton is a cancer survivor.
January, 11th 2021
(Mass Appeal) – Being a cancer caregiver involves not only physical support but often emotional support too. It’s important to add self-care into your routine to make sure you can be an effective support person. Dr. Kelly Shaffer is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and she offers some helpful advice on caring for caregivers.
December, 29th 2020
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are at greater risk of developing another cancer and dying from it, a new study finds.
December, 15th 2020
If you’ve battled cancer, you may have physically healed. But sometimes it takes longer to heal your mind and soul.
November, 10th 2020
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November, 5th 2020
If you’re living through a cancer diagnosis, the cost of treatment isn’t usually the first thing on your mind. But cancer is an expensive disease, and this financial hit is especially hard on young adults.
October, 7th 2020
Getting a serious health diagnosis like cancer is difficult enough for adults to handle. How and what information should you share with your children? There are strategies that can help bring your family together for support. Cancer Survivorship 101 is an online lecture series from Survivor Journeys. Julie Berrett-Abebe, PhD, LICSW shares a preview of her talk on Parenting with Cancer.
October, 3rd 2020
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July, 31st 2020
Survivor Journeys has moved their popular “Cancer Survivorship 101” event to an online format this year, featuring monthly video lectures from their guest speakers. Scott Capozza has been the physical therapist for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center since its inception in 2006. He shares his advice on how to begin or restart an exercise program while recovering from cancer.
June, 30th 2020
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys’ popular Cancer Survivorship 101 program, a series of talks designed to help cancer survivor flourish post-treatment, is moving online. Maura Harrigan, a registered dietitian from the Yale Cancer Clinic, joined us with details.
May, 10th 2020
The monthly cancer and caregiver support groups of Survivor Journeys are meeting virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. “All of the Survivor Journeys in-person support groups have been converted to online groups,” said Dr. Jay Burton, founder of the nonprofit and a primary care physician who is also a cancer survivor.
January, 9th 2020
I feel funny saying anything negative about the cancer center where I was treated. After all, thanks to the care I received, I’m still here after two relapses and a rare fourth stem cell transplant 10 years ago. But I do have a few things to say about my life after cancer.
November, 27th 2019
(WWLP) – Six cancer survivors were honored on Thursday, Nov. 21, as 2019 Cancer Survivor Heroes during an inaugural fund-raising event for a western Massachusetts nonprofit Survivor Journeys.
November, 18th 2019
An upcoming event seeks to honor six local residents whose battles with cancer serve to inspire others. Here to tell us more about the event Celebrating Cancer Heroes are Dr. Jay Burton and honoree Heidi Huhn Partain.
November, 8th 2019
Six cancer survivors, including two Springfield residents, will be honored Thursday, Nov. 21, as 2019 Cancer Survivor Heroes during an inaugural fund-raising event for a Western Massachusetts nonprofit founded several years ago by a cancer survivor.
November, 6th 2019
SOMERS – Six area cancer survivors will be honored at Celebrating Cancer Heroes, an event that benefits Survivor Journeys, an organization that provides support for cancer survivors and awareness of cancer survivorship.
September, 17th 2019
A Western Massachusetts nonprofit is seeking nominations by Oct. 14 for an inaugural event, “Celebrating Cancer Heroes,” that will be held in November instead of its Halloween gala fund-raiser of the past four years.
September, 12th 2019
(Mass Appeal) – Survivor Journeys wants to recognize local cancer patients who have courageously fought their disease. Dr. Jay Burton, DO tells us how to nominate your favorite warrior.
September, 11th 2019
From the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer, (s)he becomes a survivor. Some have precious little time after the diagnosis, while some go on to live many years, but all are enlisted in the struggle. And like any war, there are heroes. People, who in the face of great odds and obstacles, display amazing courage, often just by putting one foot in front of the other and persevering. While a few buckle under the burden, many more rise up to throw everything they can against it. It is the story of that struggle that Survivor Journeys™ wants to honor no matter how brief or long the fight has been.
June, 8th 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The road to recovery from cancer is never easy. The non-profit organization, Survivor Journeys, held a workshop at Max’s Tavern in Springfield Saturday to educate cancer survivors on life after a cancer diagnosis.
May, 20th 2019
Sometimes you need to look beyond the treatment plan to find emotional support for your cancer diagnosis. Survivor Journeys, a local non-profit, is looking help those with a diagnosis - and their care givers - with a Cancer Survivorship 101 event on Saturday, June 8 at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The event is designed to educate people about the factors that play a role before, during, and even after treatment.
May, 19th 2019
Baystate Medical Center’s Dr. Diane Dietzen is among the speakers at “Cancer Survivorship 101,” a day-long forum being presented Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. in Max’s Tavern conference room at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
April, 29th 2019
Survivor Journeys is holding a free workshop designed to educate cancer survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.
April, 20th 2019
Former Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, who was treated for cancer in 1986 at Dana-Farber, is keynote speaker at a day-long forum on cancer survivorship June 8 in Springfield. Principal owner and chair of the Pawtucket Red Sox, he talked with Masslive in December about the Triple A franchise team's move to Worcester in 2021.
March, 12th 2019
Survivor Journeys hosted the event at EB's in Agawam Tuesday night. Residents were treated to a night of music, including Dee Reilly and food.
September, 16th 2018
AGAWAM - A nonprofit devoted to providing a variety of support to cancer survivors and their caregivers will hold its fourth annual Halloween fund-raiser gala Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Chez Josef.
July, 29th 2018
S. Prestley and Helen Blake Providing Matching Contributions to Survivor Journeys™ up to $25,000 For Fourth Year in a Row
July, 25th 2018
Survivor Journeys is pleased to announce that Big Y has partnered with Jeff’s Granola to help support its organization. A portion of the price of every bag of Jeff’s Granola purchased at the Big Y stores in Longmeadow and East Longmeadow as well as Fresh Acre Market in Springfield will aid Survivor Journeys in providing its many support services to cancer survivors, their caregivers, and loved ones.
June, 21st 2018
Jay Presser (Survivor Journeys Board member) in blue shirt and Jay Burton with Renee Denino of IHeart Radio today at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT to help publicize Survivor Journeys involvement in the Birdies for Charity fundraising program.
June, 10th 2018
NBC10 Boston's Natasha Verma was the keynote speaker at a cancer survivors workshop Saturday night in Springfield, Massachusetts. Verma, who was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year, shared her story at Max's Tavern at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of a seminar called "Cancer Survivorship 101: What Happens Next."
May, 20th 2018
Dr. Jay Burton, a cancer survivor, has organized an upcoming seminar on cancer survivorship through his nonprofit Survivor Journeys.
May, 10th 2018
After battling cancer, many survivors look for a support group. Dr. Jay Burton and Cynthia Sheridan Murphy told us what's available in the area for cancer survivorship services.
April, 25th 2018
After a cancer battle, survivors may feel lost and not know where to turn. So Dr. Jay Burton and Kara Sawyer shared the details of the Survivor Journeys program.
February, 13th 2018
Survivor Journeys is offering its first support group for those who serve as caregivers to individuals with cancer - and offering the opportunity to participate remotely.
February, 5th 2018
Last week, the American Heart Association released a 23-page statement in its journal, Circulation, warning breast cancer survivors to be aware that some treatments can increase their risk for cardiovascular disease even long after treatment ends.
August, 30th 2017
Survivor Journeys Cancer Survivor Mentoring Program is holding a free informational meeting Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Samuel's Tavern, at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 100 West Columbus Ave.
June, 7th 2017
Scott-Robbins, a licensed social worker and Agawam resident, was diagnosed last year with salivary gland cancer. Her ongoing supports, besides her husband, faith and an ever-present sense of humor, include Survivor Journeys, which is having a "Summer Party" fund-raiser for its cancer support programs June 15 at Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield.
June, 2nd 2017
Sunday is National Cancer Survivor's Day. It is a day to remember those who lost their battle with cancer and recognize those who are struggling and thriving with their cancer journey.
May, 30th 2017
Nancy Woodman has no special event to go to on Sunday, June 4, which marks the 30th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, but her T-shirt sums up her feelings at being in her eighth year as a survivor of cancer.
February, 28th 2017
Area non-profit Survivor Journeys is launching its Cancer Survivor Mentoring Program with a free breakfast event March 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Baystate Medical Center's Chestnut Conference Center, 759 Chestnut St.
October, 27th 2016
Dr. Jay Burton a cancer survivor, who treated his own Myeloid Leukemia case, is now giving back.
September, 24th 2016
Cancer patients and survivors seeking support were invited to a meeting Saturday at the Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield. 22News spoke with cancer survivors about their journey to recovery.
May, 31st 2016
June 5th is National Cancer Survivors Day, a fact Springfield Medical Associates Dr. Jay Burton knows well. Burton, a primary care physician based in his practice's Enfield office, is a six-year survivor of adult acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal white or red blood cells or platelets.
December, 12th 2014
When Dr. Jay Burton was battling blood cancer in 2010, he found that his medical background helped him handle many challenges on his own.
September, 25th 2013
When they get a cancer diagnosis, most patients are afraid of what they don’t know. “I was afraid of what I did know (as a physician),” said Dr. Jay Burton. “I knew what could happen to me….It’s scary.”
April, 14th 2012
When Dr. Jay Burton visited a blood mobile at a town fair in Longmeadow in 2010, it was a good deed he had put off for a long time and one his wife chided him into, he admits now.