A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming not only for the patient but also for their loved ones. The Regional Cancer Center, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, is hosting a free seminar on what every family needs to know about surviving cancer.
On May 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Boy Scouts of America Conference Center, 1801 Boy Scout Dr., Fort Myers, learn what families are doing to cope as the following topics are discussed:
• Difficult Relationship Issues When a Family Faces Cancer. Learn what every family needs to know
about the cancer journey and how to start the discussion.
• When You Have Lost that Loving Feeling. Don S. Dizon, M.D., medical oncologist from
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, will discuss how sexuality and intimacy can still be
alive during and after cancer.
• What Every Parent and Grandparent Needs to Know to Support a Child’s Resiliency. Paula K. Rauch,
M.D., is the founding director of the Marjorie E. Korff PACT Program at Massachusetts General
Hospital. The program provides psycho-educational support for parents who are patients. Learn how
to support your child from the impact of cancer.
As part of a collaborative relationship that began in 2010 between the Regional Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston, patients in Southwest Florida now have access to the most recent advances in cancer care, including new clinical protocols and treatments and the expertise of renowned cancer researchers.
Reservations are required. For more information or to register to attend, please call 239-343-9557.