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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

November 2015

The Lung Institute: A Center of Excellence

procedure used to access the


ung cancer, the second most
lungs through the chest cavity
common cancer in both
to operate on the lungs. VATS
men and women, is the
has many benefits over
leading cause of cancer death
traditional surgery including
in the United States. The risk
shorter recovery time, less
of developing lung cancer is
pain and better quality of life
highest in smokers at least
post-surgery.
80% of lung cancer deaths are
Molecular Genetic Testing
caused by smoking but many
The role genetics plays in the
people who do not smoke also
development and treatment of
develop lung cancer. Lung cancer
lung cancer as well as lung
in non-smokers can be caused
diseases such as chronic
by exposure to radon, second obstructive pulmonary disease
hand smoke, air pollution, or other
(COPD) continues to evolve.
factors. Workplace exposures
At the Saint Peters Lung
to asbestos, diesel exhaust, or
Institute, our pathologists use
certain other chemicals can also
prognostic genetic testing to
cause lung cancers in some
measure how quickly the cells
people who do not smoke.
in a lung tumor are dividing.
November
is
Lung
Cancer
Awareness
Month.
Pictured
here
are
members
At The Lung Institute at Saint

This
reveals
how aggressive a tumor is
of
the
Saint
Peters
Lung
Institute
team.
Peters University Hospital, a multi
and
helps
specialists
design a
Lung Nodules
disciplinary team works together

comprehensive treatment plan with the
toward faster, more accurate detection,
Low-dose CT lung screenings and other CT

best long-term outcomes for patients.
diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
scans of the chest sometimes show changes

Research Saint Peters partners with
The expert team of thoracic surgeons,
in the lungs that are not always cancer but

local and national organizations to bring
medical and radiation oncologists,
instead lung nodules. The size and composition

patients the latest information in lung
pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists,
of the nodule can help doctors determine if

cancer research as well as access to
and nurses who make up The Lung
a nodule is troublesome. Larger nodules that

current trials.
Institutes team, all work on site at Saint
grow over time have a greater risk of turning
Peters providing patients timely access to
into cancer, especially if a nodule is more than
Ongoing Support
high quality and comprehensive lung care.
8mm. The multidisciplinary team of physicians
Oftentimes, lung cancer patients need
is available to discuss individual risks, nodule
Comprehensive Care in One Location
additional support throughout their diagnosis,
size, shape, and potential next steps for those
For patient convenience, only one appointtreatment and survivorship journey. The
who may have an identified lung nodule.
ment is necessary to see all specialists.
Lung Institute provides ongoing support
For patients who are at risk for developing
Together, physicians evaluate each patients
for patients. Patient navigators assist and
lung
cancer,
or
for
those
who
may
be
dealing
case and individually meet with each patient
guide patients through every step of the care
with a lung cancer diagnosis,
to discuss treatment options, expediting
process including scheduling convenient,
having an individualized care
treatment and care by combining office
coordinated appointments, as well as any
plan at the right time is critiappointments and eliminating wait times.
follow-up recommendations that the physician
cally
important,

says
Edward
Patients are encouraged to be, and are
team may have. Supportive care services are
Fein, a pulmonologist who is
involved in all decision making.
also available to help those that may need
with
Saint
Peters
Physician
additional resources such as nutrition counThough it requires a lot of commitment on
Associates
and
sees
patients
seling, patient education and support groups.
the part of our care team, it is highly
at
The
Lung
Institute.
advantageous for patients
We believe that the multidisciplinary Lung
Edward Fein, MD
and their families to see
Institute facilitates the highest level of care
Lung Cancer Treatment
all specialists at one
to patients at all stages of the prevention,
Lung cancer diagnosis has become more
time, in one place, says
detection, diagnosis and treatment of lung
refined. New knowledge concerning the
Sameer Desai, MD, a
cancer. It is truly a patient-centered approach,
biology of lung cancer cells has provided
medical oncologist with the
says Dr. Desai.
clinicians the opportunity to develop chemoCenter for Hematology and
therapy agents, clinical trials, and novel
Oncology in Somerset and a
approaches to removing or irradiating lung
member of the Lung Institute
For more information about services
tumors.
Sameer Desai, MD team.
available at Saint Peters Lung Institute
The Lung Institute offers physician expertise,
or to learn more about low-dose CT
Lung Cancer Detection
cutting-edge technology and new techniques
scan lung screening for early detection,
in the areas of:
The early detection of lung disease and lung
visit saintpetershcs.com/lunginstitute
cancer is directly related to better patient
or call 732-339-7747.
CyberKnife Radiosurgery robotic
outcomes. The Lung Institute offers low-dose
treatment system that utilizes external
computed tomography (CT) lung screen beam radiation to pinpoint tumors with
ings, a quick and painless scan of the chest
millimeter accuracy. CyberKnife is an
designed to detect lung disease at its earliest
excellent treatment option for patients
stages. The program has been accredited by
with early stage lung cancer, recurrent or
the American College of Radiology and the
metastatic lung disease.
Institutes program has been designated as a
Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery

lung cancer screening center of excellence by
(VATS) minimally invasive surgical

the Lung Cancer Alliance.

A LISTING OF PROGRAMS OFFERED THIS MONTH CAN BE FOUND ON THE REVERSE SIDE.

need a doctor? To find a Saint peters physician, call 1-855-sp-my-doc (1-855-776-9362).

zheimers/Dementia Caregivers Support Group


nt Peters Adult Day Center
New Mom Support Group

JULY 13, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM


NOVEMBER 6, Noon 1:00 PM

november 2015
All programs are designed for community members and are held at Saint Peters University Hospital, unless otherwise noted.
For more information or to register for a program, call the contact number listed or visit saintpetershcs.com/newsandevents.

CANCER
Support
Breast Cancer Support Group

NOVEMBER 2 & 16, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Registration required.
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Deborah Leif, MSW, LCSW 732-235-7011

Free Healthy Steps Exercise Class for


Cancer Survivors
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thursdays, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Saint Peters Sports Medicine Institute


562 Easton Avenue, Somerset
Call 732-745-8570 to register. Must have medical
clearance from a physician.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group


NOVEMBER 10, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Cancer Institute of New Jersey 732-235-6792

Latina Women with Cancer


Support Group
NOVEMBER 14, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center


Light lunch will be served. Free, but registration
requested. Sessions conducted in Spanish.
Call 908-658-5400 for more information.

Living with Cancer Support Group


NOVEMBER 11, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Barbara Hale, LCSW 732-235-7557

PARENT
EDUCATION
For information, fees and registration, call Parent

Education at 732-745-8579, unless otherwise indicated.

Baby Care
NOVEMBER 9 & 22, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
NOVEMBER 2, 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

SUPPORT
GROUPS

free community
lectures

Autism Family Support Group


NOVEMBER 8, 3:00 pM 5:00 pM
877-886-9462

Saint Peters Adult Day Center


200 Overlook Drive, Monroe Township
Rachel Kallish, CSW 609-655-6853

732-745-8565

Saint Peters Adult Day Center


200 Overlook Drive, Monroe Township
Stephanie Fitzsimmons-Sexton, RN, APN
609-655-2220

Ask the Doctor


NOVEMBER 9, 2:00 PM

SHARE Support Group

Presenter: Aijaz Hussain, MD, internist and


geriatrician
The Ponds, Monroe Township
Residents only.

NOVEMBER 19, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Nutrition
NOVEMBER 10, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM

(for those who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth


or neonatal death)
Irina Mariano-Brown, MSW, LCSW
732-745-8522

Presenter: Laura Vetter, RD


American Standard, Piscataway

COMMUNITY
MOBILE HEALTH
Services
For more information about

DIABETES
EDUCATION
Childrens Insulin Pump Group
NOVEMBER 10, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

screenings and educational


programs, or the CMHS corporate flu shot
program, please call 732-745-8600, x8903.

732-745-8600, x8751

Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings


NOVEMBER 20, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM

Breastfeeding Support Group


NOVEMBER 6, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

New Mom Support Group


NOVEMBER 6, Noon 1:00 PM
Postnatal Yoga and Exercise Class
(four-week sessions)

FRIDAYS, 6:00 PM 7:15 PM

Blood Sugar Screening


NOVEMBER 2, 10:30 aM noon

Registration required.

Prepared Childbirth Classes


MONDAYS, THURSDAYS, or ALL-DAY
SESSIONS SECOND AND FOURTH
WEEKENDS
Registration required.

spanish
NOVEMBER 3, 10:00 am 11:30 AM

Montgomery Senior Center


Members only.

Saint Peters Family Health Center


123 How Lane, New Brunswick
Call 732-339-7672 for more information.

NOVEMBER 5, 10:45 aM 12:30 pm

NOVEMBER 10, 11:00 aM 12:30 Pm

WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS


7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Diabetes Education Support Group/


New Brunswick
english
NOVEMBER 10, 10:00 am 11:30 Am

SS White, Piscataway
Employees only.

Prenatal Yoga and Exercise Class

Registration and doctors prescription required.


732-745-6667

Free; refreshments served. CEU credits.


Call 908-238-3254 to register.

thursday, november 12
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

For more information, and to register,


call 732-745-8600, x8159.

Save the date

annual diabetes head to


toe conference
saturday, december 12
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rutgers University, Busch Campus Student Center


604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway
Call 732-469-7979 for more info.

diabetes education
support group
wednesday, december 16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES)


240 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick
For more information, call 732-339-7630.

about mens health


annual health fair

saturday, February 13, 2016


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Saint Peters Healthcare System staff, doctors


and nurses will provide health education and
screening services. A light lunch will be served.

Registration and a doctors prescription required.


732-745-6667

Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar/


Cholesterol Screenings/Flu Shots
NOVEMBER 6, 9:00 AM noon

Manville Senior Center


Members only.

Diabetes Self-Management Education


HELD MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS
Gestational Diabetes
Self-Management Class
HELD WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

NOVEMBER 15, 12:30 PM 2:30 PM

Registration required.
(four-week sessions)

bariatric weight loss


seminar

Presenter: Arkady Broder, MD, gastroenterologist


Stonebridge, Monroe Township
Residents only.

Caregivers Support Group/Monroe


NOVEMBER 12, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Breastfeeding Class
NOVEMBER 24, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM

Infant Massage
NOVEMBER 11, 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Diabetes Education
NOVEMBER 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

10 Steps to Healthy Digestive Habits


NOVEMBER 4, 1:00 PM

New Brunswick Senior Center, New Brunswick

Grandparent Class
NOVEMBER 5, 4:00 PM

thursday, novemBER 19
7:00 PM
topic: cardiovascular

Presenter: Therese Wyman, RD


DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Residences at Somerset
Residents only.

Bereavement Support Group


NOVEMBER 5 & 19, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

EMS education series

What You Need to Know About Your Genes


NOVEMBER 2, 1:00 PM
Presenter: Sarah OMeara, geneticist
Greenbriar at Whittingham, Monroe Township
Residents only.

Alzheimers/Dementia Caregivers
Support Group
NOVEMBER 10, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

SPECIAL EVENTS

YouTube Alert
Visit Saint Peters
Healthcare System
YouTube channel to see the more
than 200 videos we have posted,
including our latest Ask Saint
Peters video series on concussion
featuring pediatric concussion
expert Arlene Goodman, MD.

North Brunswick Senior Center


Members only.

SHARE YOUR BABYS PHOTO ON OUR BILLBOARD

Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar/


Cholesterol Screenings
NOVEMBER 9, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Parents of babies born at Saint Peters University Hospital can post photos of their
newborn or in the case of multiple births their newborns on our digital billboard along
Route 1 by using our Facebook app called Saint Peters Delivers! For more details visit
http://www.facebook.com/spmybaby

Cedar Village, East Brunswick


Residents only.

Health Fair
NOVEMBER 24, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Canal Walk Adult Community
Residents only.

Are you at risk for diabetes


and hypertension?

maternity tourS

If you do not have insurance or not enough


of it to manage chronic illnesses such as
diabetes and hypertension, call Saint Peters
Diabetes and Hypertension Center at
Saint Peters Family Health Center, 123 How
Lane, New Brunswick, at 732-339-7672.

View our interactive maternity tour, which includes pictures of our private labor and
delivery suites and our modern mother/baby units, at www.saintpetershcs.com/
MaternityTour to get an idea of what you can expect when you deliver at Saint Peters.
To schedule a tour, call Parent Education at 732-745-8579.

This calendar is for information only. Do not rely on it to make healthcare decisions on your own; instead, talk with your healthcare provider for advice and treatment. Do not ignore medical advice or delay seeking
it because of something you read here. We do not suggest or endorse that you have any tests, use products, or use other information in this document without advice from your healthcare provider.

254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-745-8600

Catholic hospital sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen

800-269-7508

www.saintpetershcs.com

| State-designated childrens hospital and regional perinatal center


| Affiliate of The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences