Ogdensburg's Winter cancer center offers classes for people living with cancer beginning Sept. 1
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

OGDENSBURG – The Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center and the American Cancer Society will co-sponsor a free class, “I Can Cope,” for people with cancer and their family and friends. The next session is Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Winter Cancer Center.

The program offers educational classes for people facing cancer, their family and friends.

The program consists of stand-alone classes, each of which addresses a different topic relevant to the cancer experience.

The flexible program design allows facilitators to plan a program that meets the specific needs and concerns of people in their communities.

Oncology nurses Nancy Thompson, RN and Amber Langley, RN will serve as facilitator for the program.

The Winter Cancer Center has merged the Man to Man and Men's and Women's Cancer Support Groups into this new program, and will no longer hold the others.

The American Cancer Society "I Can Cope" program is a component of the Society's Cancer Resource Network - a free, comprehensive resource to help patients and their caregivers manage the impact of cancer on their lives through information and referrals to Society programs and other community resources.

There is no charge for the classes.

For more information, contact Nancy Thompson or Amber Langley at the Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center at 393-2314.