Memorial Health and SCCPSS Offer Young Adult Cancer Program

(February 6, 2013) – A program focusing on improving the learning experience of children, teens and young adults during and after cancer treatment will be offered by Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) and the Savannah Chatham County Public School System on February 26. The Staying Connected Program will teach parents and educators about:
•Cancers that affect children, adolescents and young adults (AYAs);
•Side effects, including long-term and late effects of childhood/AYA cancer treatment;
•Challenges for survivors throughout their education;
•Laws that protect childhood/AYA cancer survivors’ rights;
•Strategies to help meet the students’ short- and long-term education needs;
•Resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Staying Connected Program will be held on February 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mercer Auditorium of the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research on the MUMC campus (corner of 66th Street and Ranger Street in Savannah). For more information or to register, please contact Donna Hammontree at 912-350-5616 or at hammodo1@memorialhealth.com.

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