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November 15, 2007

ONCOLOGIST TO SPEAK AT MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Dr. Houston Jameson will be the featured speaker at the next I Can Cope meeting on November 19 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Private Dining Room One on the ground floor of the hospital, adjacent to the cafeteria. 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.

Dr. Jameson will discuss some of the basics about cancer including key characteristics of cancer, how it is diagnosed, the disease process, and how it affects one’s body. He will then address the treatment options available to cancer patients today, including surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation as well as the goals of cancer treatments and the role of the patient and family in the treatment decision-making process.

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 an individualized treatment plan for patients. They are complemented by 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.  The Maury Regional Hospital Cancer Center is accredited 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.

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