Homer Memorial Hospital Offers
Support for Cancer Patients
Hospital partnering with the Rural Hospital Coalition and Feist-Weiller
Cancer Center at LSU Shreveport is offering a new program that provides support
for cancer patients.
program is funded by a federal grant and will provide group therapy for cancer
sessions will be from 4-5 pm on the second Thursday of each month at Homer
Memorial Hospital. These sessions will
be led by an experienced therapist from the cancer center and will be free of
charge. The next session is September 13, 2012.
diagnosed, cancer patientsí lives are thrown into a whirlwind of information,
decisions and emotions.
sessions will give cancer patients the opportunity to talk about their lives,
to learn how to cope with a potentially life-threatening illness, and to
receive help from, and to give help to others who truly understand the daily
challenges of living with cancer.
of the cancer support groups are:
death and dying.
the support of families and friends.
the doctor-patient relationship.
from Claiborne Parish and several other rural locations will join with the
professionals at the cancer center in Shreveport through the use of
tele-conferencing equipment at Homer Memorial Hospital to participate in this
unique cancer therapy session without having to drive to Shreveport.
Willis at (318) 927-1400 to schedule an appointment. Remember there is no charge.
Free Cancer Screening at HMH every fourth Thursday of the Month.
Homer Memorial Hospital will be conducting free breast cancer
screening mammograms on this day. To qualify, you must be 40 years of age or
older, no insurance or very high deductible and not had a mammogram within one
year. Call Adrienne Willis at 318-927-1400 for an appointment. These services
are paid for by a federal grant.