Riverton Hospital

(801) 285-4000Map3741 West 12600 SouthRiverton, UT 84065

Bryan Packer

 (801) 501-2795

 Bryan.Packer@imail.org

 8/9/2010

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 9 and will be held from 6:30 to 8 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 9
  • Insurance, Financial and Employment Issues, presented by Malece Marston and Jeff Lowder – Thursday, September 16
  • Emotional and Sexuality Issues, presented by Valerie Lambert – Thursday, September 23
  • Symptom Management, presented by Jane MacPherson, MD – Thursday, September 30
  • Planning for the Future, presented by Jenny Vasquez – Thursday, October 7
  • Diet and Exercise, presented by Jennifer Girten – Thursday, October 14
  • Pain Management, presented by Jane MacPherson, MD – Thursday, October 21
  • Giving Back After Cancer, presented by American Cancer Society panel – Thursday, October 28

“The survivorship series empowers cancer survivors to live life on their own terms through a better understanding of cancer,” says Jenny Vasquez, a social worker who will be teaching Taking Charge of Your Cancer & Communication, on September 9 and Planning for the Future on October 7. “The education series offers sessions that address common areas of concern such as nutrition, exercise, depression, anxiety, future 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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