Support groups are a place where patients or their loved ones can find support, advice and understanding. These support groups are open for anyone in the community coping with a cancer diagnosis, whether receiving care at Union Hospital or another facility:
Breast cancer survivors have their own support group that meets at the Breast Health Center. The goal is to share and receive support, understanding, guidance, and education to help patients stay strong and positive. For more information, call (410) 620-3710.
I Can Cope is a general cancer support group for patients and caregivers. Sponsored by The American Cancer Society and Union Hospital, the program gives participants an opportunity to share their concerns with others who have similar experiences with a cancer diagnosis. For details about the monthly meeting, call (443) 406-1374.
Kids Can Cope is a support group specifically for children ages 6 to 16 who have a parent or other loved one with cancer or another chronic illness. Meetings include creative activities to build coping strategies and resiliency. To register (required), call (410) 398-4000, ext. 5546.
A Caregivers support group meets monthly for family members and friends of elderly, ill or dependent persons. Sponsored by Union Hospital’s Adult Day Services program, the group is open to anyone caring for a loved one at home or in a nursing facility. Attendees are welcome to bring their loved one, as staff members are available to provide care during meetings.
Look Good Feel Better teaches cancer patients how to enhance their appearance while undergoing treatment. A licensed cosmetologist assists men and women who want to look their best. Registration is required; call (443) 245-4246.
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