Free workshop April 28 on managing cancer treatments and side effects

April 19, 2014

Cancer Support Community-Delaware will host a free workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, for people living with cancer and their loved ones.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects is  designed to help people understand and manage the physical and psychological side effects of treatment. The two-hour workshop will take place at Cancer Support Community-Delaware's Sussex facility, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth.

“As people live longer with cancer,” said Jo Allegro- Smith, Sussex County director of the Cancer Support Community-Delaware, “effectively managing the physical and psychological effects of treatment is increasingly important to improving quality of life.” Today more than 10 million Americans are cancer survivors, many of whom regularly receive a range of cancer-related treatments.

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome.  To register, call 302-645-9150. A light dinner will be served.

The workshop presenter is Isabel Benson, NP-C, AOCNP, nurse practitioner  at Beebe Healthcare.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects is part of a Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, a collection of cancer-related education programs created by Cancer Support Community. This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. For more information go to