I Can Cope
I Can Cope is a free educational program for adults facing cancer – either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver.
Knowledge is power, and the more you know about what is happening during cancer diagnosis and treatment, the better equipped you will be to handle each step of the journey.
I Can Cope classes can help dispel cancer myths by presenting straightforward information and answers to your cancer-related questions about:
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Side effects of treatment
- Self-esteem and intimacy
- Communicating concerns and feelings
- Community resources
- Financial concerns
- Pain management
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Cancer-related fatigue
- Keeping well in mind, body, and spirit
I Can Cope classes are available in some communities across the country. There is no charge for attending I Can Cope classes. You do not need a doctor’s referral, but for planning purposes pre-registration may be required.
Free I Can Cope classes are also available online. I Can Cope online classes are self-paced and you can take them in the privacy of your home or location of your choice at a time that is convenient for you. To take an online class, go to www.cancer.org/onlineclasses.
Last Medical Review: 02/23/2012
Last Revised: 02/23/2012