Free “Living with Diabetes & Cancer” Presentation Offered by West Chester Hospital and Cancer Support Community on June 14

West Chester Hospital is partnering with Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky to bring support, education and information to those who are battling cancer, to cancer survivors as well as to members of the local community who have been touched by cancer.

The two non-profit organizations are collaborating to offer a free monthly educational series during the months of June, July and August. The program will feature informal presentations by physicians and other health care professionals from West Chester Hospital in a casual and relaxed environment.

Presenters will speak about a variety of pertinent cancer-related topics, and representatives from Cancer Support Community will be on hand to discuss their mission as well as the free programs and services offered to people with cancer, with the goal of enhancing recovery and improving quality of life.

The first session will be held Saturday, June 14 featuring Jackie Brown, RN, who developed and launched the successful Diabetes Management Program at West Chester Hospital. Brown is a registered nurse who is certified in diabetes education and wound care. She will discuss the challenges associated for those who are living with both diabetes and cancer.

Brown will also address questions such as: What happens to the body when you are living with diabetes and cancer? How does cancer affect blood sugar levels? Can chemotherapy, radiation or other cancer medications impact your diabetes management? How can one best manage diabetes while undergoing cancer treatment? A brief question-and-answer session will be held and information about Cancer Support Community will be shared after the presentation.

WHAT: “Living with Diabetes & Cancer”
WHO: Presented by Jackie Brown, RN, BSN, West Chester Hospital
WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 10 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: West Chester Hospital – Cafeteria (Level A)
7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069

To register, please visit UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital. To learn more about Cancer Support Community, please visit cancersupportcincinnati.org. Those who are interested in learning more about the Diabetes Management Program available at West Chester Hospital are invited to call (513) 298-SUGR (7847).

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