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Banner Thunderbird offers the first in “I Can Cope” series


GLENDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 10, 2012) – On Monday, Sept. 24, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will begin its “I Can Cope” series by presenting a free community lecture titled “Learning About Cancer and Understanding Treatment.” Presenters will be Dr. Manpreet Chadha, Medical Oncologist, and Dr. Kurt Wharton, Radiation Oncologist. The session is facilitated by Kelly Gruber, the hospital’s oncology social worker.

“I Can Cope” is a program developed by the American Cancer Society and presented in partnership with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center that provides education about cancer, treatment and coping skills for people with cancer and those who love and care for them. The knowledge and support gained from the sessions can help reduce the fear and anxiety that often occurs with a new cancer diagnosis. “I Can Cope” fosters understanding and encouragement from health care professionals, people living with cancer and those who have survived it.

This free program is offered from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month from September through November 2012 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Conference Room 3A, located on the third floor of the A Tower of the main hospital. Enter the hospital through the North Entrance.

For more information or to RSVP for a session, contact Kelly Gruber at (602) 865-5450. 

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, located at 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale, is part of Banner Health—a nonprofit health system with 23 hospitals throughout the West.  The 513-bed acute-care hospital offers a behavioral health center, children’s center and dedicated outpatient center.  In 2010, Thomson Reuters named Banner Health one of the Top Ten Hospital Systems in the U.S.

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