Tips to Transform Cancer Stress into Strength is Focus of Free Event

Presentation Set for Sept. 20 at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine will offer a free community presentation Tuesday, Sept. 20 to help cancer patients and their families and friends cope with emotional and physical hardships and transform their stress into strength.

Led by the center’s founder and medical director, Dr. Mimi Guarneri, the presentation will reveal key aspects of the human stress response, including how it negatively affects the body and why it is important to manage. Dr. Guarneri will explore practical ways to calm emotions, reduce physical pain from symptoms and restore emotional strength and balance.

The American Cancer Society reports that approximately 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States 2011 – with an estimated 163,000 new cases predicted this year for the state of California. News of a cancer diagnosis and related symptoms and treatments often pose significant hardships to patients and their support network.

The Sept. 20 event is open to the general public and will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, located at 10820 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla 92037. To register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

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