Cancer survivorship series for patients and families set to begin September 19/3/2012
Intermountain Cancer Services will host a series of free classes this fall for cancer survivors, post treatment 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.
- Thursday, September 6: Communication, Insurance, Financial, and Employment Issues, presented by Jenny Vasquez, Sarah Mckenna, and Robyn Hoffman
- Thursday, September 13: Advance Care Planning, presented by Meg Randle
- Thursday, September 20: Pain Management, presented by Jane MacPherson, MD
- Thursday, September 27: Diet and Exercise, presented by Jennifer Girten
- Thursday, October 4: Emotional and Sexuality Issues, presented by Sara Brady
- Thursday, October 11: Symptom Management, presented by Jane
- Thursday, October 18: Giving Back After Cancer, presented by: American Cancer Society Panel
“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 Communication, Insurance, Financial, and Employment Issues, on September 6. “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.