Cancer Services Network to host workshop

Cancer Services Network announces plans to broadcast CancerCare’s Connect® Workshop Cancer Survivorship: Living With, Though, and Beyond Cancer. The workshop will offer four sessions for cancer survivors and their loved ones. The information is primarily for cancer survivors who have recently completed their treatment, but some may find the information helpful even if they were treated a long time ago or are newly diagnosed. Cancer survivors, family members and friends have a chance to learn about cancer-related issues with others experiencing a cancer diagnosis. The Brown Bag Lunch Series will be held in the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Bring your lunch (drinks and dessert will be provided). Leading experts in oncology will provide the most up-to-date information in an audio format. • Thursday, June 23, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Chemobrain: The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention.• Thursday, June 30, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Weight Changes after Cancer Treatments: Why is it Happening and What Can I Do About It?• Thursday, July 7, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Stress Management for Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself Physically and Emotionally.• Thursday, Jul 12, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Fear of Recurrence and Late Effects: Living with Uncertainty. “Our goal of these educational sessions is to provide an opportunity for cancer survivors to meet others and to gain information on the four most requested educational topics by cancer patients.” said Nancy Estes, Executive Director at Cancer Services. There is no cost to attend but reservations are requested. Those interested may call the CSN office at (325) 672-0040 or send an email . CSN provides post-diagnosis assistance to cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families and caregivers through direct financial, emotional and educational programs. CSN, a United Way of Nolan County agency, services Nolan County residents and 18 additional counties in West Central Texas. Financial assistance is provided to cancer patients in active treatment and is based on a sliding scale. Emotional and social support programs are provided free of charge to anyone regardless of income.