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American Cancer Society, UMass Memorial Medical Center to host “I Can Cope” seminar

Worcester – The American Cancer Society and UMass Memorial Medical Center will co-sponsor an “I Can Cope” cancer education program on money issues for cancer patients, their families and caregivers Wednesday, Feb. 8. The seminar will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ambulatory Care Center, fourth floor conference room, at 55 Lake Ave North. The session, “Taking Charge of Money Matters,” is free and open to the public.

The seminar is an educational program for people facing cancer, either personally or as a friend or caregiver. It offers reliable information, peer support and practical coping skills to help cancer patients and their loved ones. The Taking Charge of Money Matters session will help outline the money issues that affect cancer patients, helping them to determine which concerns to address first. The session will also identify community resources that may be of help and offer advice on how to rebuild finances once the patient is cancer-free.

Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Mary Turvey at 774-441-8618.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Access cancer information 24 hours a day at www.cancer.org or by calling 800-227-2345.

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