2009-10-01 / Church News

“I Can Cope” Program Addresses Cancer-Related Issues

“What is cancer and how is it treated?” “Will I experience side effects from my treatment and if so when should I call the doctor and when can I take care of things myself?” “What kind of resources are in my community to help me before, during and after cancer treatment?” There are always many questions like these and others that the cancer patient and their family members are concerned about facing upon a diagnosis of cancer.

The Franklin/Fulton Unit of the American Cancer Society and Summit Health would like to invite cancer patients and family members to a free educational program that deals specifically with these issues. The program called “I Can Cope” is designed specifically for cancer patients and their families.

The “I Can Cope” program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Hennessey House on North Seventh Street in Chambersburg.

“I Can Cope” is for people who are facing cancer, including patients, family members and friends. Healthcare professionals provide information, encouragement and practical advice about living with cancer. Shendelle Clapper, oncology social worker, will be the facilitator for this program. A light continental breakfast and lunch are provided to participants. Please register by calling the American Cancer Society at 264-6266 by Monday, October 12, 2009.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

For up-to-date cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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