This group is for anyone with a cancer diagnosis.
Our support groups provide people with cancer and caregivers with a place to explore ways of coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our licensed clinicians help support group participants learn how to take an active role in their own health and well-being. Attendance at an orientation session is required prior to joining a group.
This is a program for any cancer patient, caregiver, or family member. Come share an educational and introspective experience with others going through similar challenges.
This group meets every Thursday from 12-1 p.m.
This group is for all patients facing cancer. The meeting enables participants to share experiences and express feelings and concerns. All cancer patients, family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Meets weekly on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., see calendar for conference room details. Video enabled attendance available. Patients can access remotely and join from any video-enabled device (smart phone, iPad, laptop, or webcam/desktop). Upon registering, you will receive instructions on how to virtually connect.
Is your wig hot, itchy, painful, or all three? Do you want to find creative, colorful ways to cover and protect your head, while helping you feel beautiful? If you have hair loss due to chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments, this class can help you learn The Art of the Scarf.
In this class, we will cover:
- how to select the right size, shape and color of scarf
- multiple ways to wrap, twist and tie scarves
- looks for day and evening
The workshop is open to all patients, survivors with long-term hair loss, and caregivers. It is offered free of charge.
Please bring a scarf or two of your own to practice with. Class size is limited to eight participants. Call Eileen to reserve your space at 925-1114.
Eileen Bilynsky is a patient navigator with the American Cancer Society. She has helped many people manage the impact of their cancer for more than five years. In her work, Eileen has helped women find creative ways to manage the effects of hair loss with a variety of head-covering options.
For adult patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes and their family and friends. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the suite 450 conference room of Stoddard. For information, call (515) 241-8505.
A journaling support group for family and friends of cancer patients. Discover the healing power of writing to express thoughts and feelings. No prior writing experience needed; spelling and grammar do not matter. This group is offered in partnership with Cancer Support Now.
Every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Call (307) 235-5433 for more information.
General Cancers- patients/survivors & supporters