Free workshop set for October 18 at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Rutherford County

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Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center will host a free Look Good Feel Better® workshop on October 18 for female cancer patients in Rutherford and surrounding counties in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Look Good Feel Better® is a free, national community service program dedicated to assisting people with cancer restore their appearance and self-image during their diagnosis and treatment.

"The program aims to improve the quality of life of cancer patients by providing information and techniques to help them deal with the personal appearance changes that may occur during chemotherapy and radiation treatment," said Lisa R. Warner, BS, RT(R)(M), CN-BI, nurse navigator specializing in breast cancer at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

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"The Look Good Feel Better program is dedicated to assisting all women with cancer through hands on experience no matter where they are receiving cancer treatment."

The program uses resources from the beauty industry to provide patient education through group workshop sessions, which are run by volunteers.

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"The Look Good Feel Better program and workshops are held all over Tennessee and the U.S., in locations such as cancer centers, hospitals and other community settings," said Kimberly Burge, health systems manager of the Mid-South Division for the American Cancer Society. "The program is product-neutral and non-commercial meaning volunteers and participants do not promote any particular cosmetic product or company, the focus is really on the women involved and helping them look good and feel better."

The workshop being held at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center will be held on Wed., Oct. 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Participation is free, though registration is required by October 4. Register today by calling toll-free 1-800-227-2345.

Additional information on the Look Good Feel Better® program can be accessed at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer have treatment options close to home through the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center breast cancer program including surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology and access to clinical trials.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar StoneCrest

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon's cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, more than 500 clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.

About TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

Celebrating 12 years of serving the community, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is a 109-bed facility located in North Rutherford County, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services, including adult and pediatric emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, critical care, physical medicine, imaging, spine surgery, outpatient diagnostic services, sleep medicine, cancer care and women's health and wellness. Primary care physicians are located in both Smyrna and Murfreesboro. Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for four consecutive years, TriStar StoneCrest is a national leader in providing quality healthcare. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919 or visit TriStarHealth.com/StoneCrest. TriStar StoneCrest is located at 200 StoneCrest Boulevard, Smyrna, Tennessee.

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