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By attending a support group, you’ll find people with problems similar to yours. Cancer support groups can offer you help dealing with your emotions, practical information about treatment, and tips on how to adjust to life beyond cancer. The key is finding a support group that matches your needs and one in which you feel connected to group members.
There are different types of cancer support groups designed for different purposes. In general, support groups are led by a professional such as a psychologist, counselor, nurse, or social worker, and emphasize education, emotional support, and the shared experiences of group members. Some support groups are specific to the type of disease, such as breast cancer, while others have a broader focus.
In addition to traditional support groups, the Internet offers online support. Telephone-conference groups and peer-to-peer support by phone are available through several national organizations, like the American Cancer Society
. Internet and telephone options enable you to participate in group support without having to leave your home.
Touro’s Supportive Cancer Care Center offers the following support groupsfor cancer patients:
GIRL Talk: Support for Women with Gynecologic Cancer
A support group for women who have been diagnosed with one of the gynecologic cancers. Whether a person is newly diagnosed, actively being treated, or have completed treatment, this group can help. The meetings promote education and discussion about relevant topics. A healthy lunch is provided.
A reservation is required. Please call (504) 897-8678 for more information or to register for the next group meeting.
Support for Women with Cancer
As the name implies, this group is open to any woman—no matter what her cancer diagnosis—who is actively in treatment and interested in receiving and giving support to other women with cancer. The group meetings are designed to be informative and promote the sharing of thoughts and feelings. Meetings take place once each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Meeting dates and location are subject to change so registration is required. Please register for the next support group meeting by calling (504) 897-8678.
Living a Better Life … after cancer treatment
This group is for women who have completed cancer treatment and are interested in sharing their thoughts, feelings and experiences with others. The focus of the group is to promote a healthy lifestyle by examining all aspects of a person’s wellbeing. Meetings are held once each month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Cancer Transitions is a FREE six-week LIVESTRONG program designed to help people make the transition from patient to survivor. Experts from Touro's Supportive Cancer Care Center lead conversations about nutrition, survivorship, emotional well-being and more. Meeting dates and location are subject to change so registration is required. Get information or register for the next meeting by calling (504) 897-8678.