Beaumont Offering Program for Women at Risk for Cancer
Required information session April 2 or April 9 at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is offering a spring Silver Linings Program, an eight-week wellness program, for women who are at high risk for cancer.
“This special program is for women who have a genetic mutation, such as being BRCA positive, or a very strong family history of cancer,” explains Ruth Lerman, M.D., facilitator, Silver Linings and Beaumont breast cancer specialist. “Regardless of whether or not these women have had cancer, all those at risk are welcome.”
Silver Linings is free to participants. All interested participants must attend one information/registration session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 or April 9 at the Rose Cancer Center on the campus of Beaumont, Royal Oak. The session will take place in the first floor classroom.
Those interested in attending either information/registration session are asked to RSVP with Pam Jablonski at 248-551-4645 or email@example.com. Program participants will meet for eight Tuesday evenings and one Sunday for a day-long retreat. While there is no charge, registration is required and space is limited. Participants will receive four CDs to facilitate home practice.
Silver Linings teaches meditation, gentle yoga, mindful eating and communication skills.
Adds Dr. Lerman, an experienced teacher of meditation and yoga and three-time breast cancer survivor, “Our research has shown that program participants experience an improved quality of life and decrease in cancer-related symptoms.”
A research team from Oakland University and Beaumont Health System completed a randomized, controlled study of Silver Linings in September 2010. Their work was published in the February 2012 Annals of Surgical Oncology.
More than 200 women have benefited from Silver Linings training since 2005.