During treatment, patients have to navigate emotional as well as physical
challenges that go beyond their actual plan of care, dealing with concerns
of nutrition, strength, the ability to go out in public, and more.
Managing cancer treatment and recovery is unique for each person. After
treatment, there can be the worry of the cancer coming back and confusing
feelings of anger or sadness. Although many focus on physical changes,
some face unexpected emotional and social issues. One of the most challenging
obstacles may be coming to terms with what is now normal.
The Regional Cancer Care Center and Supportive Care Services department
at Atlantic General Hospital are available to help patients physically
and emotionally throughout their recovery. The hospital also offers a
new six-week workshop series, called Living Well – Cancer Thriving
and Surviving, for those who are currently undergoing or have completed
Workshop participants will learn how to manage their pain or fatigue, regain
physical fitness during and after treatment, communicate with friends,
family and caregivers about the illness, and manage stress and difficult
emotions, among other skills.
Living Well – Cancer Thriving and Surviving
Free 6-week workshop for cancer survivors, patients and their caregivers
Mondays, April 13 – May 18, 2015
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center
To register, contact Gail Mansell, Director of Supportive Care Services
at Atlantic General Hospital, at 410-641-9725 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the
residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties
since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated
community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md.,
combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology
and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery,
orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune
disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic
center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary
care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout
the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visitwww.atlanticgeneral.org.