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Lynne Eldridge MD

Free Telephone Workshop on Understanding Chemotherapy

By January 11, 2011

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For people living with cancer, research suggests that learning as much as you can about your treatment is beneficial.

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Yet, it's hard to learn all you can during doctor's visits. I know. I've lived it from both sides. Time constraints as a physician and anxiety as a patient mean that questions can go both unspoken and unanswered.

Thankfully CancerCare, a not-for-profit organization that provides support for people living with cancer, is hosting telephone workshops that provide free education on many topics.

For those of you living with lung cancer, I noted two topics that might be of particular interest:

January 21, 2011 from 1:30-2:30 pm ET:

February 9, 2011 from 1:30-2:30 pm ET:

The side effects of chemotherapy are one of the most dreaded parts of cancer treatment. And blood clots during treatment, though often preventable, are far too common.

Check out the list for other topics that may be of interest to you as well on the CancerCare Event Calendar

This is a wonderful service, and I am so thankful that CancerCare is offering it. If you hear of other workshops or educational opportunities for people with lung cancer, please email me, or post a comment below.

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