TULSA — The OSU Oklahoma Area Health Education Center (OKAHEC), Southeast Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), Valley View Regional Hospital, Valley View Foundation and Pontotoc Technology Center will conduct a free cancer survivorship education session in Ada on Oct. 25, from 9-11 a.m. at the Pontotoc Technology Center, Business and Industry Section Classrooms.

This is the first of several two-hour cancer survivorship education sessions to be offered throughout rural Oklahoma for the next three years. The sessions are based on the LIVESTRONG ™ materials created by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The sessions will provide important and helpful information and resources to people who have been diagnosed with cancer including friends, family members and others who are impacted by their cancer.

“Many people when they are diagnosed with cancer naturally begin to have questions including how the cancer will impact their health, how to find the best treatments, how to explain the disease to their children, what financial preparations should be made and ways to deal with the many emotions that naturally surface,” said Toni Hart, Program Manager.

The sessions focus on three primary questions people affected by cancer should ask their physicians: 1) What is my main problem? 2) What do I need to do? and 3) Why is it important for me to do this?

The sessions not only provide helpful information and resources but will also provide a system for recording information and keeping everything organized.

To register for the free Oct. 25 session or for more information, phone Belinda Runnells locally at 580-421-1467 or 1-800-522-9452. Participants may also register online by visiting www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/research/ahec or e-mail okahec@okstate.edu.

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