We know that cancer can be more than a physical disease as it touches the deepest fears of patients and their families. For this reason, we provide information to lessen the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis.
We encourage you to accept help when offered and to reach out for the support you need. Each individual will have different needs. What is meaningful to one person may be meaningless to another. We do know that it is helpful to discuss your concerns – whether it is to a friend, family member, or spiritual advisor; in a support group of people going through a similar situation; or to yourself through a journal. Find the method that works best for you.
|Support Group||6 p.m.||3rd Wednesday each month||Breast Cancer Support Group||UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital||Pam Clevenger, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator|
|Patient Education||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Last Thursday each month||Smoking Cessation Programs||2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL||AHEC Program|
|Support Group||6 p.m.||2nd Tuesday each month||Alachua Co. Prostate Cancer Alliance||HealthStreet||Braxton Linton|
|Spiritual Support Group||5:30 p.m.||3rd Thursday each month||Healing Touch||Trinity Methodist, Gainesville||Marcey Corey|
|Support Group||7 p.m.||2nd & 4th Tuesday each month||Cancer Survivor Support Group||Keystone Heights Methodist Church||Sue Wilson-Stern, ARNP|
|Education for Patients & Caregivers||4 p.m.||3rd Wednesday each month||Brain & Spinal Tumor Education & Resource Group||HealthStreet||David Tran, MD, Sarah Andrews, and Soni Warren|
|Support Group||10 a.m. – noon||2nd Monday each month||Cancer Support & Wellness Group||HealthStreet||Integrative Medicine|
|Supportive Oncology||10 – 11 a.m.||Every Wednesday||Yoga for Cancer||HealthStreet||Integrative Medicine|