Lecturer Teaches CSM Students How to Encourage Cancer Patients

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Dr. Lillian Nail, PhD, RN, FAAN and a Komen-funded breast cancer researcher and oncology nurse, visited students of CSM’s nursing program. Her presentation “Becoming a Survivor” highlighted some of the pre- and post-care issues cancer patients face. “Cancer care has completely changed. In the past, cancer treatment was done almost entirely in the hospital and if you survived you went home and you didn’t talk about it,” said Nail, who noted that surviving cancer is “out of the closet…people talk about it, share their stories and hope.”

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From left, CSM guest lecturer Dr. Lillian Nail, a Komen-funded breast cancer researcher and oncology nurse, visited with nursing students Shannon Wedding and Lorraine Williams, whose breast cancer awareness display is shown in the background. For information on CSM‘s healthcare courses call 301-934-7534 or 301-870-2309, Ext. 7534 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7534 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7534 for Calvert County or visit http://www.csmd.edu/healthcare/.

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