Readers who have finished cancer treatment and are wondering, “What next?” should check out tonight’s free national tele-chat, Dealing with Emotions after Cancer Treatment. Presented this Wednesday evening, April 4, 2012, from 8 – 9:30 p.m. ET, the chat is sponsored by the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA). CCA tele-chats are free to attendees. All readers need to participate is a phone line and a computer connection.
According to Jolene Rowe, one of Moffitt Cancer Center’s licensed clinical social workers, many cancer survivors have difficulty adjusting to life when treatments, weekly doctor appointments and the feeling of being continuously monitored ends. Patients normally experience anger, sadness, grief and a sense of loneliness.
For some cancer survivors, these feelings become more manageable over time. For others, they intensify and can negatively impact daily living, especially if combined with the fear or recurrence. During the tele-chat, Rowe will discuss these emotions, coping strategies, and how to get the help you need.
To listen and ask questions live during the tele-chat, call 800-853-3895 and enter code 854365. To see the full list of CCA seminars and web-chats, visit the Colon Cancer Alliance Blue Star calendar.
Rowe is a licensed clinical social worker and a social work supervisor in the Psychosocial and Palliative Care Program ar H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. She currently coordinates the Families First Program at Moffitt. Rowe has also served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Leo University and has presented on a variety of psychosocial topics at the local, state and national level.
The Colon Cancer Alliance provides an online community, a telephone helpline, trained counselors, a free series of informational web chats and seminars and a buddy program to support patients and caregivers dealing with colorectal cancer.
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