March 31, 2008
MAURY REGIONAL CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAM "I CAN COPE" RESUMES
COLUMBIA, Tenn. – I Can Cope, a four-week, free educational program for people facing cancer, will resume April 7 at 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Maury Regional Hospital’s Private Dining Room 2. The program was developed by the American Cancer Society and provides reliable information, peer support and practical coping skills to those facing cancer.
The four-week class is taught by registered nurses with 29 years combined experience treating cancer patients. Topics include: mobilizing resources and money matters; learning about cancer and understanding cancer treatments; keeping well in mind and body and managing the effects of illness and treatment; and exploring self-esteem and intimacy and celebrating life. The class will meet every Monday from April 7 to April 28. A board certified oncologist on staff at Maury Regional Hospital will be the guest speaker at the April 14 session.
Maury Regional Hospital offers a variety of treatment options for patients facing cancer. The board certified oncologists on the medical staff work together with surgeons and other physicians to develop and individualized treatment plan for patients. They are complemented by the state-of-the-art treatment technologies, including PET scanning to detect and monitor cancer and IMRT and brachytherapy to treat tumors with high levels of cancer-killing radiation while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. Maury Regional’s Cancer Center is accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
For more information about I Can Cope classes or cancer services available at Maury Regional Hospital, call 931.381.1111, extension 4331.