Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis: Seasons of Survivorship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Being diagnosed with cancer is life-changing and being a cancer survivor is life-altering. The journey of cancer survivorship is unique for each individual, but for all survivors, it can be filled with a new appreciation and acceptance of life. Dr. Jay Burton from Springfield Medical Associates, shared more about the upcoming “Seasons of Survivorship” event at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Seasons of Survivorship
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:30PM – 9:00PM

Basketball Hall of Fame

Please join us in a thought provoking evening featuring a panel of expert speakers who will explore cancer survivorship from both personal and professional perspectives. The evening will include a question-and-answer session and informational booths representing local and national cancer-related resources.
This event is free and open to the public – Registration required by Friday, May 23rd.
To register call (413) 748-9745 or visit

About Kris Landry:
M. Kris Landry, MRE, is an author, speaker, singer/songwriter, counselor, and former hospice chaplain who encourages people to share their stories before it’s too late. Weaving story with song in all her presentations, Kris shares the heart-opening experiences and untold story she found within while working as a hospice chaplain. Kris has recently been published in the # International Best Seller, “The Expert Success Solution, where she shares stories of her time as a chaplain.

About Dr. Burton:
Dr. Burton is a primary care physician who has been practicing in the Greater Springfield area as a member of Springfield Medical Associates for 25 years. He is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in May, 2010. Dr. Burton went through aggressive treatment and was able to return to medical practice in February, 2012.

Because of his personal experience, Dr. Burton now focuses his attention on cancer survivorship from a primary care perspective. He is developing The Primary Care Cancer Survivorship Program of Western New England (PCCSP/WNE), which will provide primary care services, as well as support and educational services to survivors in partnership with oncologists and survivorship resources.

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