A cancer diagnosis and all that comes with it can be very overwhelming.

Evergreen Hospice has been offering a women’s C-Care cancer support program for the last few years. Now they are adding a similar program for men.

Evergreen Hospice will be launching a new, all men’s cancer support program. This C-Care cancer support program is a free six-week program for men who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The program will consist of a series of meetings with specific topics designed to help men cope with the impact of having cancer. Topics will include: the physical impact of the disease and treatments; coping with expectations; communication and relationships; finances and other practical concerns.

“Local oncologists have been suggesting there is a need for this kind of program in the local area, as the few similar programs available are mostly offered in downtown Toronto,” said Jan Pearce, executive director of Evergreen.

“Evergreen will now be offering a cancer support program specifically for men in Markham, Stouffville and Thornhill,” added Pearce.

The program will be run by men who have personal experience with cancer. Men interested in participating can register by calling 416-499-2185 or emailing evgcares@gmail.com.

Evergreen Hospice provides community-based supportive services to families in Markham, Stouffville and Thornhill, who are living with a life-threatening illness or coping with the death of a loved one. Evergreen is a non-profit, charitable organization which depends on donations and limited government funding in order to provide support at no charge to the client.

For more information, visit www.evgcares.org.

 

 

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