Cancer Treatment is More than Medical Care 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Tuesday, 07 October 2008 

 Hospital Hosts Free Seminar Focused on Family, Friends, and Caregivers of Cancer Patients

The diagnosis of cancer affects not only the patient but also family and friends. Cancer can bring with it an emotional roller coaster of hopelessness, anger, guilt, sadness, grief, or anxiety. While the diagnosis can’t be changed, how it is handled can help cancer patients take control of their situation and make better informed decisions. Finding good sources of reliable information and a supportive environment can help lessen fears about the unknown and learn more about treatment and chances for recovery.

At the Cancer Program at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, we believe emotional support is an integral part of cancer treatment. Teamwork is an essential part of cancer treatment. The patient’s doctor and health care workers are key, but family and caregivers are just as important. Health care professionals can educate families about the patient’s condition and provide advice on care. Family and caregivers are often critical resources for emotional and spiritual support to the patient and can help patients with healthy lifestyle changes throughout the course of treatment.

On Thursday, October 23, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will host a seminar designed for the families, friends, and caregivers of cancer patients. This free event will discuss common challenges that caregivers face and address important health concerns and things you can do to help their health and wellbeing. Information on community resources available to cancer patients and caregivers also will be provided. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Professional Building Classroom at 11302 Fallbrook Drive on the hospital’s campus. Call 1-800-681-2733 to register. Space is limited.

The experienced health care professionals in the Cancer Program at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital provide comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. A multidisciplinary team of specialists is involved with patient diagnosis and treatment, and certified oncology nurses administer chemotherapy and other intravenous therapies in a comfortable, dedicated Infusion Therapy Department.

The program also includes a cancer information center, and patient education is offered by the dietary staff, nursing, and other specialties. Should a patient or loved one need one-on-one emotional support, assistance is offered by members of the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital staff who are cancer survivors.

To learn more about the Cancer Program and oncology services available at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, visit or call 281-890-4285.