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State grant to help Survivor Journeys become online resource for cancer survivors

State grant to help Survivor Journeys become online resource for cancer survivors

By Anne-Gerard Flynn | Special to The Republican

LONGMEADOW — Dr. Jay Burton became a cancer survivor in May 2010 when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and underwent treatment that included a stem cell transplant to put it in remission.

The primary care physician based in the Enfield office of Springfield Medical Associates has since become regionally known for his educational efforts to help those diagnosed with cancer stay monitored and informed over time as they transition away from treatment and cancer specialists. He incorporated a survivorship care program into his primary care practice shortly after he returned to work in 2012 so any cancer history and treatment is including in a patient’s chart as well as necessary screenings and established Survivor Journeys in 2015 to provide ongoing education and support for survivors. The organization received $100,000 in funding in the state’s fiscal year 2022 budget to expand its growth that has been nurtured through fundraisers, matching grants and donations.

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