The UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center is offering a four-week information and education series for cancer patients and their families and friends.

The "I Can Cope" program is free and confidential. The next series begins Tuesday, April 3, at the Cancer Research and Treatment Center second floor conference area, room 240. The talks will be offered each Tuesday for four consecutive weeks, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will end on April 24. Participants are asked to attend all four sessions.

"The intent of these sessions is to encourage the exchange of information and concerns and to develop an effective dialogue among healthcare providers, patients and their families," said Becky Thompson, social work case manager at the UNM Cancer Center.

Cancer specialists, oncology nurses, social workers, as well as a psychologist, nutritionist and physical therapist will present information and answer questions about coping with cancer.

The program is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The series is free, but space is limited and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Individuals with disabilities in need of an auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in this event should contact the American Cancer Society at 260-2105 as soon as possible to ensure needs are met in a timely manner. Handouts used at the event can be provided in alternative accessible formats upon request.
Contact: HSC Public Affairs, 272-3322