Ashland City, Tenn. – Cancer can strike fear, confusion, and helplessness in individuals diagnosed with the disease and their caregivers. Cancer patients/survivors must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions. A self-management approach to cancer education gives cancer patients/survivors the knowledge, tools and confidence to take day-by-day control of their health and treatment decisions.
On February 24, the Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Alliance and University of Tennessee Extension will be offering a free Cancer: Thriving and Surviving workshop. The six-week program is designed for people with cancer and caregivers to learn basic skills necessary to self-manage their disease and work effectively with their health care professionals. The Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program is conducted by Rebecca Selove and Aneta Eichler, two leaders certified by Stanford University. Classes will be held every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact Aneta Eichler, UT Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at 615-792-4420. Individuals may also register on-line at https://tiny.utk.edu/thriving