Rockingham Memorial Hospital will be hosting a cancer survivor seminar on June 7 to give people who are living with cancer, or have loved ones that are, a chance to share personal stories.
They will also be giving out some useful information on what patients and their families can expect when it comes to their future treatments.
Teresa Boshart-Yoder, director of RMH Women's Services, will be one of the speakers at the seminar.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly ten years ago, and said after chemotherapy, a couple of surgeries and radiation therapy, she began what she calls her "survivor journey" in 2006.
Boshart-Yoder said during the seminar, she plans on touching upon the impacts early on, when she learned she had the disease, along with the challenges she took during her treatment phase, and what it feels like now to be a survivor.
"One of the things I often say when I talk to groups, or when I talk to newly-diagnosed people is that it's nothing I would have ever chosen for myself. And it's something I would pray no one would ever have to hear from this day forward that they have cancer, but I like who I am because of the journey I went on, and I will forever be a different person because of it," she said.
Boshart-Yoder said around 40 people are registered so far, and anyone who wants to register can call HealthSource at 540-564-7200.
The seminar will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at RMH Hospital.
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