Understanding Cancer Treatment Options and their Side Effects.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, will once again partner with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host its triannual I Can Cope series, beginning January 6 with “Understanding Treatment Options and their Side Effects.” The educational series, which was designed to meet the practical needs of cancer patients and their families, was originally developed by two nurses and then taken on by the ACS in the late 1970s, says LMH oncology center volunteer Donna Flory. “Some of LMH’s most knowledgeable medical professionals will be presenting at this class,” says Flory. “It gives patients a chance to see and hear the people who are working behind the scenes for them, which makes patients feel like they have a little more power in their treatment.” Flory also says that this class will give patients the opportunity to support and connect with each other, as well as ask questions that they might not have thought to ask otherwise. Classes are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, please call LMH Connect Care at (785) 749-5800 or log on to www.lmh.org.

Tagged: treatment, cancer, chemo, I Can Cope, American Cancer Society, LMH

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