Our Cancer Support Group at McKay-Dee Hospital offers patients and their families the opportunity to learn how to deal with the ups and downs of cancer. It’s directed by our social workers and covers many topics that cancer patients find difficult to deal with on their own.
Although the social workers in charge of the support group have carefully chosen topics and lesson plans to benefit the patients, they are sensitive to each group’s needs and have several alternate topics to choose from if the group feels those are more appropriate.
When: This free cancer support group is held every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Education Center at McKay-Dee Hospital (located on the first floor near the cafeteria and south entrance)
Who: Cancer Patients and their Families
Each support group is 8 weeks long and covers the following topics:
Coping with the Ups and Downs
Nutrition: Do’s and Don’ts
Is Anybody Listening? - Communication
The Positive Power of Grief
Pain, Where does it hurt?
Who Am I and Whose Body Is This? - Self Image & Intimacy
Who Am I Now? - Life After Cancer Treatment
Our social workers are open to additional questions and to helping patients get involved in our cancer support group and other community programs.
For more information about our cancer support group, please call (801) 387-7484.