Cancer survivorship series for patients and families set to begin September 1

Bryan Packer

 (801) 501-2795

 Bryan.Packer@imail.org

 8/26/2011

Intermountain Cancer Services will host a series of free classes this fall for cancer patients and their families — a “Survivorship Series” — to provide information on issues surrounding the experience of cancer.

Classes begin September 1 and will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room in the Jon and Karen Huntsman Cancer Center at Intermountain Medical Center (5131 South Cottonwood Street, Murray) on the dates listed below.

  • Taking Charge of Your Cancer & Communication, presented by Jannette Yorgason and Jenny Vasquez – Thursday, September 1
  • Insurance, Financial and Employment Issues, presented by Malece Marston and Robyn Hoffman – Thursday, September 8
  • Planning for the Future, presented by Jenny Vasquez – Thursday, September 15
  • Pain Management, presented by Meg Randle – Thursday, September 22
  • Symptom Management, presented by Meg Randle – Thursday, September 29
  • Diet and Exercise, presented by Jennifer Girten – Thursday, October 6
  • Giving Back After Cancer, presented by American Cancer Society panel – Thursday, October 13
  • Emotional and Sexuality Issues, presented by Sara Brady – Thursday, October 20

“The survivorship series helps cancer survivors know how they can live life on their own terms through a better understanding of cancer,” says Jenny Vasquez, a social worker who will be teaching Planning for the Future, on September 15. “The education series offers sessions that address common areas of concern such as nutrition, exercise, depression, anxiety, prevention, pain management, and financial planning.”

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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