'Cancer Survivorship 101' looks to answer 'What Happens Next?'


By Anne-Gerard Flynn

Special to The Republican

Dr. Jay Burton, an Enfield-based primary care doctor and cancer survivor, is very clear about his hopes for an upcoming event sponsored by his nonprofit Survivor Journeys.

The free morning seminar, "Cancer Survivorship 101: What Happens Next?" June 9 at Max's Tavern, features experts in a variety of fields addressing issues individuals encounter transitioning from cancer treatment to life as a survivor.

Topics range from facing the fear of recurrence to the role of exercise to disability coverage. Presenters, who will talk for about 15 minutes each, come from such institutions as the Yale Cancer Center's Survivorship Clinic, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The seminar, which includes question-and-answer sessions, begins with breakfast at 8 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. The event at Max's Tavern at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 West Columbus Ave., is free, but registration is invited and can be done online.

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