When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play an active part of her own health and recovery and was unsure how to do so. After her recovery, she worked with the Clinical Breast Cancer Program to develop The Wellness Series in order to help patients like herself.
Led by Eileen, The Wellness Series is now a weekly program that teaches cancer patients and survivors about integrative therapies – or the incorporation of non-medical therapy such as diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress care, and more – to best support their treatment and improve their physical wellbeing, as well as to empower them to take an active role in their treatment.
The first class starts Wednesday, February 12th and continues weekly through June. Each session is from 5:00pm and ends at 6:30pm in Washington Heights. Location details will be provided upon registration.
To learn more and to register, please call us at 646.543.4611 or email BLB18@cumc.columbia.edu.
For more info: The Wellness Series | Columbia University Department of Surgery Blog.
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