Managing life while living with a cancer diagnosis can be challenging for adults with cancer, their family members and friends/caregivers. In conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s I Can Cope educational series, group participants learn about  topics relevant to meeting these challenges in a structured educational program while benefitting from informal discussion and supportive conversation. For more information, please call Southeast Cancer Center Social Services at 573.519.4754.

What is the American Cancer Society I Can Cope program?

  • The I Can Cope classes can help you and your loved ones learn about cancer and how to take care of yourselves.
  • Doctors, nurses, social workers, and other experts teach the classes and answer your questions.
  • The more you know about cancer, the better prepared you can be to actively participate in your care and cope with the challenges of living with cancer.
  • The program is free.

What topics do I Can Cope classes cover?
Each class there is a different topic. These classes can help you and your family members learn more about:

  • Cancer and treatment
  • Side effects and what you can do about them
  • Money and insurance issues
  • Healthy eating during and after treatment
  • Cancer resources in your community
  • Your feelings and how to talk about them
  • Cancer caregiving (for family and friends)

You can attend just one class or as many as you want.