Sunday, January 8, 2012

SIH Cancer Institute offers program for cancer survivors

HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - The SIH Cancer Institute is inviting cancer survivors to participate in an upcoming program to help make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

The program, Cancer Transitions, is a free, six-week workshop of the Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG in an effort to help survivors move beyond treatment. Cancer Transitions provides cancer survivors with information, skills and tools to address exercise, nutrition, emotional health, quality of life and medical management in the time after treatment.

?As cancer patients go through treatment, they are often overwhelmed by the demands of trying to survive and put many other things on hold. The end of treatment may trigger different worries?they wonder what?s next, what?s normal, how do I live as a cancer survivor?? said Tonica Anderson, survivorship coordinator for the SIH Cancer Institute.

She says that one perspective for cancer survivors may be to view cancer as a second chance and an opportunity to make changes.

The weekly sessions start Monday, Jan. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the East Basement conference room at Herrin Hospital.

For more details and registration, you can contact Tonica Anderson at 618-457-5200, extension 67133.

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