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I Can Cope cancer education and support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​I Can Cope is a cancer education and support program for people who are personally facing cancer, or as a friend or family caregiver.

Living with cancer can be one of the greatest challenges a person can face in the course of a lifetime. I Can Cope offers help so you can meet this challenge. 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.

Program information

I Can Cope classes help dispel cancer myths by presenting straightforward facts and answers to your cancer-related questions about:

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • ​Side effects of treatment
  • Emotions and self-esteem
  • Cancer and intimacy
  • Communications skills
  • Community resources
  • Financial concerns
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition
  • Fatigue
  • Wellness

I Can Cope is sponsored by the American Cancer Society in partnership with Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center and Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.​

This is a​ free program composed of educational sessions and is taught by health care professionals.

Eau Claire

Where: Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire - 900 W. Clairemont Ave.

When: First Wednesday of every month

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Materials and refreshments provided.

Offered free of charge regardless of where health care is received. Pre-registration is required. Please call Chris Zank, LPN at 1-800-839-3956​​.

Online Classes

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​