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Morris Hospital Announces Upcoming Cancer Support Programs

Morris Hospital Announces Upcoming Cancer Support Programs

The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital has announced its schedule of cancer support programs for July. All programs are free and will be held at the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. Route 6 in Morris.

The “I Can Cope” cancer support group for individuals with any type of cancer will be held Thursday, July 11, from 1-3 p.m. This month’s focus is communicating concerns and feelings.

The Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) support group will meet Monday, July 15, from 2-3 p.m. SPOHNC is a patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the emotional, physical and humanistic needs of people with oral and head and neck cancer and their caregivers. The SPOHNC Morris chapter meets monthly and is lead by a speech pathologist and registered nurse from Morris Hospital’s Radiation Therapy Center.

The Radiation Therapy Center also offers a free exercise class for individuals undergoing cancer treatment every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-9:30 a.m. Taught by Morris Hospital Wellness staff, the Low Intensity Functional Training exercise class includes stretching movements using elastic bands or light weights that can be performed while standing or sitting in a chair. Individuals of all ages are welcome regardless of where they received their treatment.

All cancer programs are free. To register or for more information, go www.morrishospital.org/events or call the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital at 815-364-8915. Registration is not needed for the SPOHNC support group.

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