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Free Cancer Survivorship Series for Patients and Families Starts Feb. 3

Bryan Packer

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MURRAY, UT (1/28/2011) – Intermountain Medical Center will host a series of free classes this winter for cancer patients and their families — a “Survivorship Series” — to provide information on issues surrounding the experience of cancer.

“The survivorship series empowers cancer survivors to live life on their own terms through a better understanding of cancer,” says Valerie Lambert, a social worker who will be teaching Emotional and Sexuality Issues, on March 10. “The education series offers sessions that address common areas of concern such as nutrition, exercise, depression, anxiety, future prevention, pain management, and financial planning.”

Classes begin February 3 and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second floor conference room in the Jon and Karen Huntsman Cancer Center at Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 South Cottonwood Street, on the dates listed below:

  • Taking Charge of Your Cancer & Communication, presented by Jannette Yorgason and Jenny Vasquez – Thursday, February 3
  • Insurance, Financial and Employment Issues, presented by Malece Marston and Robyn Hoffman – Thursday, February 10
  • Symptom Management, presented by Jane MacPherson, MD – Thursday, February 17
  • Diet and Exercise, presented by Jennifer Girten – Thursday, February 24
  • Pain Management, presented by Jane MacPherson, MD – Thursday, March 3
  • Emotional and Sexuality Issues, presented by Valerie Lambert – Thursday, March 10
  • Planning for the Future, presented by Jenny Vasquez – Thursday, March 17
  • Giving Back After Cancer, presented by American Cancer Society panel – Thursday, March 24

Participants aren’t required to attend all of the classes. Participants should be 16 years of age or older. Light refreshments will be served. To sign up or get more details, please call 801-507-3800.

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