When a person is armed with accurate and useful information, they cope better emotionally and are more likely to make a treatment decision that is right for them.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Today, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) released a new book for those affected by liver cancer. The second edition of Frankly Speaking About Cancer®: Liver Cancer includes comprehensive information on what liver cancer is, how it is diagnosed, currently available treatments, tips to help you or your caregiver talk to a health provider and ways to cope with the emotional and practical challenges people with cancer may face.
“After decades of providing direct patient services, we truly understand the importance of assisting people in building a framework to help them digest a vast amount of information. Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Liver Cancer was written for those living with liver cancer, their caregivers and their loved ones to do just that,” said Kim Thiboldeaux, president and CEO of the Cancer Support Community. “When a person is armed with accurate and useful information, they cope better emotionally and are more likely to make a treatment decision that is right for them.”
Almost 28,720 new cases of liver cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year and the disease will claim 20,550 lives. The Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Liver Cancer book aims to equip those impacted by liver cancer with the most current information available to inform their cancer journey.
The book was developed and published by CSC in partnership with CanLiv, the Hepatobiliary Cancers Foundation, and is part of a national education program that provides support and education to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The new version of Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Liver Cancer is available for download or order.
On September 7, 2012, the Cancer Support Community and CanLiv hosted a free webinar, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Liver Cancer to provide useful information to patients, caregivers, and others impacted by liver cancer. The program aimed to empower those affected by liver cancer to become more active participants in their treatment decision-making and more confident in coping with challenges during and after cancer treatment. Guest speakers included Dr. Melanie Thomas, Associate Clinical Director of the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and Dr. Peggy Rios, Program Director at the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami. For more information and to watch the webinar please visit: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/livercancerwebinar.
In addition to the updated Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Liver Cancer book and workshops, new online educational resources regarding liver cancer are available on CSC’s website. While on the site, visitors can also access information about other free CSC programs such as:
- Open to Options®, a program that connects people with cancer or their loved ones with counselors to help organize their questions and communicate their concerns and goals to their health care provider.
- Cancer Support Helpline, a telephone service staffed by licensed mental health professionals Monday –Friday from 9am to 8pm ET.
For more information on Frankly Speaking About Cancer or CSC, please visit http://www.CancerSupportCommunity.org or call toll-free at 888.793.9355.
About the Cancer Support Community:
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 over 50 licensed affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and a vibrant online community, touching more than one million people each year.
Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services free of charge to men, women and children with any type or stage of cancer and to their loved ones. As the largest, professionally-led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services including support groups, educational workshops, exercise, art and nutrition classes and social activities for the entire family. In 2011, CSC delivered more than $40 million in free services to patients and families. The Cancer Support Community is advancing the innovations that are becoming the standard in complete cancer care. So that no one faces cancer alone.