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For manypeople diagnosed with cancer, support groups can be an important path to better wellness and recovery. Not only can they bridge your medical and emotional needs, but they also function as a safe place to learn practical help and coping skills from others who have gone through the things you find yourself going through.
Capital Health Cancer Center is proud to offer a number of supportive programs to help you work through feelings and challenges you may be experiencing – and to let you help others as well.
Peer-to-Peer Connection Support Program
It is natural to feel like an outlier when you are diagnosed with cancer, withfeelings of loneliness and anxiety. But many others have gone through what you’re going through and come out on the other side healthy and well. And they’re here to help you do it too.
This free program matches cancer patients with volunteer peer mentors that have gone through treatment for the same type and/or stage of cancer as you. And because of this shared experience, the peer mentor is able to provide one-on-one guidance and support for you in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment.
Our goal is to provide support in order to ease the stresses, anxieties, and fears that may come about as you go through treatment. Because people who have a strong support system often have greater success in adapting to and completing their treatment.
For more information on the program, download our the PDF version of our brochure here.
Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Joining a cancer support group can be important part of survivorship, giving you an opportunity to connect with others feeling and experiencing things similar to you.
A breast navigator will guide discussions designed to provide education and emotional support to assist you wherever you are in your breast cancer journey. Discussions include strategies on how to manage your diagnosis, treatments, treatment side-effects, survivorship and day-to-day challenges you may be facing.
This group is held on the second Tuesday of every month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. (via Zoom until further notice) and on the third Tuesday of every month from 6 – 7:30 (via Zoom until further notice). This group is open to anyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis, regardless of where you have received your treatment.
Brain Tumor Support Group
This support group is for anyone diagnosed with or surviving from a brain tumor, along with their care partners, loved ones, and friends. Members will be encouraged to share their experiences, form friendships, and provide emotional support for one another. We will also have experts in the field join us quarterly for guest presentations. We will have guest speakers on different topics once every three months. This group is held on the third Thursday of every month from 3 – 4:30 p.m (via Zoom until further notice).
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group
A pancreatic cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed with questions about what lies ahead. Wherever you are in your journey, a support group can provide much needed emotional and educational support.
Led by a licensed clinical social worker, our pancreatic cancer support group provides an opportunity to connect with others with those who understand what you are going through. Each month, a different guest co-facilitator helps you navigate the physical, mental, and emotional challenges that can arise. These specialized facilitators include a peer survivor, financial navigator, oncology dietitian, gastrointestinal nurse navigator, palliative care provider, and surgical nurse practitioner.
This group is held on the third Thursday of every month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. (via Zoom until further notice) and is open to anyone with pancreatic cancer, regardless of where you are receiving your treatment.