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Check it out: Cancer study, sceenings, Lyme disease support

CANCER PREVENTION STUDY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are sought for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3, which will take place Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the University of Massachusetts Student Union Ballroom.

The study, which will enroll a diverse population of half a million people across the United States, will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, and will further efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.

This is the final opportunity for local residents to get involved in this study. Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65, must never have been diagnosed with cancer, and must be willing to make a longterm commitment to the study, which involves filling out follow-up surveys at their home periodically.

To enroll online or for more information on becoming involved in CPS-3 as a participant, volunteer or community champion, visit www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/umassamherst.

BREAST, CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

The Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Care Program announces its annual breast and cervical cancer screening clinic, to be held Oct. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital-affiliated physicians, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners will perform clinical breast exams and pap smears. Women over age 18 and those women who are under- or uninsured are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required; space is limited.

To schedule an appointment, call (888) 554-4CDH (234).

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT

A Lyme disease support group meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Road, South Hadley.

The group is for those with Lyme disease, care providers, and those who who want more information about the disease. For more details contact Lois Pare at 413-467-9254 or kickthetick@yahoo.com.

EATING DISORDER GROUP

A new, free support group for families of those with eating disorders meets Tuesdays at Walden Behavioral Care’s Northampton clinic at 109 Main St. It meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The first meeting is tonight.

Supervised by a Walden clinician, the group is open to the community. Light refreshments will be served. Additional information is available by contacting Walden Behavioral Care at 413-582-0100.

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