The Cancer Resource Center at Gordon Hospital recently celebrated its first birthday with a party complete with birthday cake and refreshments.
“The first year has gone extremely well,” said JoAnn Silvers, nurse navigator at the Cancer Resource Center. “We’ve seen 300 people that have come into the center, and that is not including visitors to the nutritionist, the Image Recovery Boutique or for Lymphedema Therapy.”
Silvers adds that in the past year, the center has held several events and screenings to promote early detection of cancer that were well received by the public. In addition, she receives many comments about the convenience of the Image Recovery Boutique, a shop that sells wigs, bras and supplies often needed by cancer patients.
For Silvers, helping people is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. “Many of our past clients still come back to visit, even if it is just for a few moments,” she said. “We are happy to hear when they are finished with their treatments and have gone back to work.”
Most recently the center has begun hosting the monthly meetings of the Cancer Survivor Group and offering a free Fitness Class for Cancer Patients and Survivors. The Cancer Survivor Group holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fitness class is intended for cancer patients and survivors to help them with their healing process.
For more information about the activities at the Cancer Resource Center, call (706) 879-4746.