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Lexington Medical Center offers transition classes for cancer patients finished with treatment

The classes are designed to help cancer survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Are you a cancer survivor who has completed treatment in the last 24 months? Lexington Medical Center is looking for participants for a new program called “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment.” 

The free program is designed to help cancer survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment with a focus on patients who have completed cancer treatment within the last two years. 

According to the hospital, the program is the first of its kind in the Midlands.  

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Rebekah Culp is a clinical dietician for cancer programs at Lexington Medical Center.

Culp says the classes will focus on an individual's mental health, nutrition and exercise post-treatment medical care.  

When it comes to nutrition, Culp says a focused approach will improve recovery from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Her best advice for cancer survivors is to make sure they're eating a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean meats and limited alcohol consumption.

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There are six sessions and each one is three hours long, according to Lexington Medical Center. The classes are held at the Lexington Medical Center campus in West Columbia.  

Sessions will take place on Tuesdays, beginning May 4, 2021 through June 8, 2021.  

Sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – Noon inside Lexington Oncology located on the Lexington Medical Center campus in West Columbia.

Registration is required for the free classes made possible through a grant from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. 

Interested cancer survivors can call (803) 939 – 8774 to register.