Our Cancer Support Group 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 
  • Lymphedema 
  • 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

Extra/Alternate Topics:

  • Financial/Community Resources
  • Advance Directives
  • Children’s Grief
  • Caring for Caregiver
  • Dying Well

Our social workers are open to additional questions and to helping patients get involved in our cancer support group and other community programs.