From: Carolyn Messner , DSW, MSW
Director of Education and Training CancerCare

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone. However, for cancer survivors, sleep can sometimes be challenging.

On Tuesday, April 13th, CancerCare, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG, Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, will present a telephone workshop entitled, Trouble Sleeping? Sleep Better to Feel Better: Tips You Can Use.

This workshop is the first of a free, four-part telephone workshop series, The Eighth Annual Cancer Survivorship Series: Living With, Through & Beyond Cancer.

The faculty for this program includes Elizabeth D. McKinley, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dean, Emily Blackwell Society, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD, Director, Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego; and Stewart B. Fleishman, MD, Director, Supportive Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.

This free series, made possible by support from the National Cancer Institute and LIVESTRONG, offers cancer survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends.

Part II, Communicating with Your Health Care Team After Treatment: Making the Most of Your Visit, will take place on May 18th. Part III, Survivorship and Workplace Transitions, will take place on June 22nd. And Part IV, Survivors Too: Communicating With and Among Family, Friends and Loved Ones, will take place on July 13th.

All of the workshops take place from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time. These workshops are free – no phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required. To register simply go to the CancerCare website.