February 6, 2006
MAURY REGIONAL OFFERS CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Maury Regional Hospital will begin a new I Can Cope class for cancer patients, their family members and friends on February 28. The class will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. from February 28 until April 18 in the First Floor Conference Room at Maury Regional Hospital.
I Can Cope is a free educational program developed by the American Cancer Society that provides reliable information, peer support and practical coping skills to those facing cancer. The class is taught by Bev Brown, a registered nurse with more than 20 years experience treating cancer patients.
“It’s important that cancer patients have the information, encouragement and support that they need,” said Brown. “That’s why we began offering this class. Whether you’re a current cancer patient, cancer survivor or caregiver, we want to give you the tools you need to make the most of life.”
According to Brown, the classes present straightforward facts and answers to cancer-related questions about:
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Side effects of treatment
- Emotions and self-esteem
- Cancer and intimacy
- Communication skills
- Community resources
- Financial concerns
- Pain management
For more information about I Can Cope, call 931.381.1111, extension 1583, or 931.381.4604.