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For many people 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, with feelings 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 health expert specializing in breast cancer 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.
We offer two groups — each meets one time a month in the evening. You can choose the group that is most convenient for you when registering. Our 2023 schedule is as follows:
- January 3 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- January 17 – 6-7:30 pm (Hopewell)
- February 7 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- February 21 – 6-7:30 pm (Hamilton)
- March 7 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- March 21 – 6-7:30 pm (Hopewell)
- April 4 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- April 18 – 6-7:30 pm (Hamilton)
- May 2 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- May 16 – 6-7:30 pm (Hopewell)
- June 6 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- June 20 – 6-7:30 pm (Hamilton)
- July 5 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- July 18 – 6-7:30 pm (Hopewell)
- August 1 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- August 15 – 6-7:30 pm (Hamilton)
- September 5 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- September 19 – 6-7:30 pm (Hopewell)
- October 3 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- October 17 – 6-7:30 pm (Hamilton)
- November 7 – 6-7 pm (virtual)
- November 21 – 6-7:30 pm (Hopewell)
- December 12 – 6-7:30 pm (Holiday Gathering @ Hamilton)
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Support groups can be an important part of survivorship after a cancer diagnosis. Capital Health Cancer Center is pleased to offer a virtual support group for anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer. Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or were diagnosed several years ago, patients are encouraged to attend, share their experiences, and provide emotional support for one another.
This group is open to anyone with prostate cancer, regardless of where you are receiving your treatment. Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm, virtually via Zoom until public health and hospital guidelines permit safe in-person gatherings.
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).
Gynecologic Oncology Support Group
Our newest support group is designed specifically for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers (ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, vaginal). We offer a safe space to share experiences, learn from one another and obtain the social support needed to develop a healthy sense of well-being.
This group is open to all — from diagnosis to survivorship — regardless of where you are receiving your treatment. Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.
For more information or to register, click here.