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Upcoming Events at the Peitz Cancer Support House

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Upcoming Events at the Peitz Cancer Support House

The community is invited to learn more about and attend these April events at the Peitz Cancer Support House. To register or for more information about these events and more, call the PCSH at (870) 508-CARE (2273), or email Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at

Journey Through Cancer - Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

Hearing problems can affect your quality of life. It is important to know the effects that some cancers and cancer treatments may cause, including mild to severe hearing loss and tinnitus. Relieving these and other side effects is an important part of cancer care. Stacy Helmert, AuD, of Helmert Hearing Clinic will discuss the effects of treatment on hearing during this Journey Through Cancer group gathering.

Journey Through Cancer meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Each cancer diagnosis begins a unique experience, and the path through treatment is a unique journey. If you or someone you love is coping with cancer, you can find comfort and strength through meeting with others at the PCSH.

Coffee & Conversations with Family & Friends - Wednesday, April 11 at 9 a.m.

During and after cancer treatment, you may benefit by making certain physical changes to your home. These accommodations can make life easier and safer during and after cancer treatment. Join us at Coffee & Conversations with Family & Friends featuring guest speaker Jessica Brown, DPT, discussing beneficial home modifications.

Coffee & Conversations with Family & Friends provides a group for family members or friends of patients to learn more about treatments, side effects and coping with a long term illness. Caring for a loved one is an act of love, as it takes many skills and a great deal of energy. Time spent with people who share information and experiences may give you a sense that you are not alone, and you gain a special community of friends who understands the importance of the job you do.

Nutrition: Before, During & After Treatment - Wednesday, April 18 at noon

Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Jan Halligan RD, LD, CDE, will be our special guest speaker to discuss nutritional needs of cancer patients before, during and after cancer treatment. Coping with treatment related side effects related to appetite and nutrition will also be discussed.

This seminar is designed for patients, caregiver, family members and friends.