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After Cancer Treatment program will be offered Dec. 4

Riverside Rehabilitation in Plains Township will host a program for cancer survivors at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

The free program titled, After Cancer Treatment: What to Do When Treatment is Completed, will be presented by a community educator from the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. It is open to all cancer survivors and their family/caregivers. The program will address the long-term/late effects of treatment, importance of a post-treatment follow-up plan, and obtaining medical records and cancer-treatment summaries.

Participants will receive an information packet and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Riverside Rehabilitation at 824-3444.

‘Walk To End Alzheimer's' raises $83,000 and counting

More than 700 residents from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre recently participated in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Sno Mountain in Moosic. Barbara Wilson was event organizer.

The Scranton/Wilkes Barre force is continuing to collect donations through Friday in hopes of reaching their local goal of $108,000.

Walk to End Alzheimer's participants learned about Alzheimer's disease, the latest research, clinical trials, the association's support programs and services, and how to be an advocate at home and in Washington, DC. The walk included emotional tributes to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer's.

Donations are being accepted at

Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton opens

The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton recently opened its new 5,000-square-foot facility at 1701 E. Broad St. in Hazleton.

The newly constructed center offers patients in Greater Hazleton and communities throughout Luzerne County a form of treatment called image guided radiation therapy. The new treatment option for patients is provided using ExacTrac, an advanced technology that enables doctors to treat tumors with greater accuracy in a painless, noninvasive outpatient procedure.

ExacTrac image guided radiation therapy provides precise treatment of tumors while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue surrounding the site of a tumor. The advanced technology pinpoints tumors and adjusts for minor patient movements during treatment, ensuring accuracy and precision throughout treatment procedures.

The center also offers several other treatment options including external-beam radiation therapy, 3-D conformal therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy and brachytherapy, an alternative to surgical removal of the prostate gland for men with prostate cancer. For more information, call 459-3460 or visit

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