November 8, 2007
MAURY REGIONAL OFFERS SUPPORT TO CANCER PATIENTS
COLUMBIA, Tenn.—More than 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer annually. The physical and emotional impact of cancer can be overwhelming for individuals and their families, friends and caregivers.
For this reason, Maury Regional Hospital offers support for people facing cancer through I Can Cope, a free educational program developed by the American Cancer Society that provides reliable information, peer support and practical coping skills.
During the month of November, classes will be held on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in Private Dining Room One on the ground floor of the hospital, adjacent to the cafeteria. Participants may begin the course at any time and no reservation is required. The classes are taught by registered nurses with more than 29 years of combined experience treating cancer patients and offer 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 classes, call 931.381.1111, extension 4331.