August 6, 2008 - The August meeting of “I Can Cope,” offered by the American Cancer Society, Baker Cancer Treatment Center and Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will focus on Communicating Concerns and Feelings for the cancer patient. The “I Can Cope” session will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, in Room 105 of the LMU-DCOM building on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Dr. Burt Routman, professor and chair of family medicine at LMU-DCOM, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is free to cancer patients and their loved ones, but registration is requested. To register, call Gloria Johnson with Baker Cancer Treatment Center at 423.869.0725.

The American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope” program gives participants an opportunity to share their concerns with others facing similar experiences and to design ways to cope with the challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis. This program provides relevant knowledge and enhanced skills on various aspects of a cancer diagnosis. Guest speakers include professionals in the field of cancer management. In addition, videotapes, printed materials and class discussion provide up-to-date information for patients, family and friends.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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