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Beyond Cancer Survival: Parenting For Health, Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

Beyond Cancer Survival: Parenting For Health, Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

Aurelie Cormier RN MS CNP-BC is the proud mother of a 19 year old daughter. She is  passionate about the environment and prevention of disease.  She has been working as a Clinical Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner for the last 39 years, 31 of which have been focused in Oncology, especially Women’s Cancers. She received her BS in Nursing and her MS in Rehabilitation Oncology, both from Boston University as well as a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Massachusetts/Worcester with a subspecialty in Cancer Prevention and Control.   She currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a Board Member of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project. Her special areas of interest are Successful Survivorship, Healing, Wellness Promotion, Prevention, and Women’s Health.

She has done a considerable amount of writing, lecturing, and staff and patient education.  She is a contributing author for the book, Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse (2nd Ed), and has written a chapter for the book, Multimodal Therapy in Oncology Nursing.   She has lectured on a local as well as National level.  Most recently she presented two workshops.  One at the Partners in Perinatal Health Conference entitled, “Mindful conception and pregnancy: Creating a legacy for our children” with Ruthann Rudel MS, Director of Research at Silent Spring; the other was at the Bioneers Conference entitled, “Creating a Healthy Legacy for our Children Through Mindful Parenting” with Maryellen Maguire Eisen RN MSN of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.

Aurelie’s instincts and passions have always been in the area of prevention and survivorship.  Working at some of the finest hospitals in the country, she has seen the benefits of technological advancements for the treatment of disease.  Her patients have taught her as much as she has taught them.  She has witnessed the impact of our changing foods, lifestyle, medications and environments on our health.   After caring for all of her patients over the years, she believes wholeheartedly, that we must balance these technological treatments with efforts and resources towards successful prevention and survivorship.

It is towards this end, that Beyond Cancer Survival:  Parenting for Health, Cancer Prevention and Survivorship was born,, and her companion online community blog pages,, to compile and disseminate resources and educational programs for families of cancer survivors or those from cancer prone families to prevent or reduce risk of cancers, especially in their children.

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