Free Educational Workshop for to Help People Better Manage Side Effects

Clinton, IA (December) Gilda’s Club will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments and Side Effects – a free workshop for people cancer patients and their caregivers.  Designed to help people understand and manage the physical and psychological side effects of treatment, the workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:300 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church (439 3rd Avenue South).

Speaker Wendy Ballou, RN, BS, OCN, CCM, will shared strategies to manage treatment side effects such as fatigue, hair loss, anemia, infection and pain. Participants will learn how to manage emotional distress and optimize quality of life during and after cancer treatment.

“As people live longer with cancer,” said Melissa Wright, Program Director, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, “effectively managing the physical and psychological effects of treatment is increasingly important to improving quality of life.”

Advance registration is preferred but walk-in attendees are welcome.  To register, please call 563-326-7504, or register online at https://www.gildasclubqc.org/fsac-clinton.

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


 Note:  Reporters are welcome to attend the workshop, however, please contact us in advance if you are interested in bringing a photo/videographer or would like a facility tour.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization, with more than 50 years of collective experience, provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of more than 50 licensed affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and a vibrant online community, touching more than one million people each year. www.cancersupportcommunity.org | 888.793.9355