Program for cancer patients Oct. 4

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FARMINGTON – A special informative program titled “Cancer and You” is taking place Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bass Room of the Ben Franklin Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The free program will provide a variety of information for cancer patients and their families.

Featured will be sessions on:
* Cancer Resource Network and Patient Supports with Kip DeSerres, MSPH, vice president of Health Initiatives of the American Cancer Society in Maine;
* Managing Health Care Costs with staff from Franklin Health Access, a program of Franklin Community Health Network that assists uninsured and under-insured people in Greater Franklin County with access to affordable health care services and prescription medications;
* Navigating the System with Suzanne O’Brien, a cancer survivor; and
* Day to Day Living with staff from the FMH Oncology Department.

The program will include a continental breakfast and light refreshments. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by calling 779-2381.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation and funded by Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a member of the Maine AHEC Network, which is supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

For additional information, contact the FMH Education Department at 207-779-2381.

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