Events

Cancer Support Group

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TUESDAY | August 13, 2024
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Community Cancer Center – 2nd Floor Conference Rooms

Download current program flyer here: Cancer Support Group


Dedicated to helping cancer patients, cancer survivors, and co-survivors through diagnosis, treatment, and into survivorship.

We are here for you!

The Community Cancer Center cancer support groups are for anyone who is currently undergoing cancer treatments, is a cancer survivor, a co-survivor and for those who care for them.

Support groups provide a safe environment where members can freely express their thoughts and feelings without having to worry about upsetting a concerned family member or friend. Support group participants have an opportunity to vent about their fears, share their joy and hope or talk about their journey of treatment and healing.

Meetings are 1 ½ hrs. in length and are broken up into three segments.

Meeting topics may include:

  • Communication
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Finding Information
  • Spiritual Care
  • Making Decisions
  • Allowing Grace in Decisions of others
  • Senior Safety
  • Problem Solving
  • Action Planning
  • Negotiating
  • Standing Up For Your Rights

Is a Cancer Support Group Right for Me?

The below is advice from the National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Before joining a support group, you may want to ask yourself if you’re comfortable talking about personal issues with others. You can also think about what you hope to gain by joining one. A support group may not be right for everyone. Some people don’t like to hear about others’ problems. And some find that their need for a support group changes over time.

If you have a choice of support groups, visit a few and see what they’re like. See which ones make sense for you. Although many groups are free, some charge a small fee. Find out if your health insurance pays for support groups.

If you’re thinking about joining a cancer support group, here are some questions you may want to ask the group’s contact person:

  • How large is the group?
  • Who attends (survivors, family members, types of cancer, age range)?
  • How long are the meetings?
  • How often does the group meet?
  • How long has the group been together?
  • Who leads the meetings – a professional or a survivor?
  • What is the format of the meetings?
  • Is the main purpose to share feelings, or do people also offer tips to solve common problems?
  • If I go, can I just sit and listen?

 

For more information, registration, or questions about programs contact:

CCC Outreach Program Management 
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-672-0072
or Email:  AFreeman@CCCRoseburg.org