Cancer can strike fear, confusion and helplessness in those diagnosed with the disease and their caregivers. Cancer patients/survivors must deal not only with their disease, but also the impact it has on their emotions and their lives as well and the lives of others. A self-management approach to cancer education provides cancer patients/survivors the knowledge, tools and confidence to take day-by-day control of their health and treatment decisions.
Beginning on Tuesday, April 18, the Williamson County Health Department and University of Tennessee Extension will offer a six-week free program for cancer patients/survivors and their caregivers. It will teach them basic skills necessary to self-manage the disease and work effectively with health care professionals. Two leaders certified by Stanford University Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Trainers will lead the workshops, which will be held every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin.
Registration required. For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact Patsy Watkins, UT Extension Agent at 615-790-5721.