Our Community events and services are great way to stay in the loop for free screenings, informative classes and fun events. We currently provide a yearly free skin cancer screening "Melanoma Monday" on the first Monday in May every year. Our yearly 'free breast cancer screening for uninsured women' occurs in October. We have had free West TN-wide colorectal screenings for several years in the past, and may decide to resume that screening in the future based on the needs in our community. This year (2017) we've had two free classes for the community: "Color Your Plate to prevent Colorectal Cancer" and "How Foul is Your Mouth?... A conversation with local surgeons about oral, head and neck cancer". We continuously strive to provide informative classes to educate our community about risks, causes and prevention of cancer. Coming up in the fall we look forward to bringing back by popular demand - 'This One's For the Girls' - an after hours event filled with fun, entertainment and information about breast health. This program does cost a modest fee. November is lung cancer awareness month, so don't forget to attend: 'Shine a Light On Lung Cancer'- a free informative event honoring all those impacted by lung cancer.
Adult Cancer Camp
Camp Bluebird offers a unique experience for adult cancer patients ages 18 and older. Amidst the beauties of nature, campers are provided a creative, educational atmosphere of support. The three-day, two-night camp is held twice each year (once in the spring and once in the fall) at Lakeshore Methodist Assembly Camp in Eva, Tennessee, about 70 miles from Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Tennessee Camp Bluebird is sponsored by Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation with funding and support from local businesses.
The purpose of the camp is to encourage:
- A time for listening and learning
- A time for sharing and caring
- Analysis of lifestyle adjustments in living with cancer
- Family support: how to give and take it
- Assessment of non-medical needs and ways to meet those needs
- Educational assistance for medically related concerns
- Management of cancer treatments and their side effects
- Nutritional information
- Creative outlets through the use of arts and crafts
To learn more about the camp, download the brochure.
For additional information, please call 731-541-6377.
Community Education Series
It is almost time for another Kirkland Cancer Center community education series event.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 731-541-9561 to register or for more information.
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