The local Abilene Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer.

CSN support group sessions are set for 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 31 at the Hinds Square Classroom at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. This group is designed for patients, caregivers, family and friends affected by cancer in anyway. The group will focus on the practical, emotional and physical aspects of living with cancer.  Topics will vary each week.  Week 1: Telling your Story; Week 2: Dealing with Emotions, Thoughts and Feelings; Week 3: Using Spirituality to Cope with a Cancer Diagnosis; Week 4: Communicating with your Family and Loved Ones; Week 5: Communicating with your Medical Team; and Week 6: Coping with the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment.
Aimee Colley, LMSW, social worker at Cancer Services Network, will facilitate the groups. Colley has fourteen years’ experience in the area of oncology. There is no charge associated with the support groups. Register by calling (325) 672-0040 or via e-mail acolley@cancerservicesnetwork.org.

source: Cancer Services Network