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The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital offers both support groups and programs to help patients deal with the often overwhelming emotional effects of cancer.

Meetings are held at Chester County Hospital and other sites. The format varies from an open forum of discussion to planned educational presentations. In addition, patients also are welcome to attend support groups sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center for areas such as bone marrow transplant, brain tumors, lung cancer and advanced cancer care.

Additional cancer-related support groups and events can be found at Abramson Cancer Center Events

 


Upcoming Virtual, Online Support Groups:

Lunch & Learn Series

Bring your lunch and enjoy presentations from professionals on varying topics of interest to cancer survivors, including: Nutrition, Mindfulness & Mental Strategies, Yoga, Beauty, Art, Joy & Gratitude, Exercise. Learn More! >> 

Peer to Peer Mentoring

This program pairs current patients with mentors, those who have been through similar circumstances and completed treatment, to offer support. (Currently available for breast, gynecological, prostate, rectal and head and neck cancers.)

Living With Breast Cancer Support Group

This virtual, online group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis, and will serve as a supportive gathering space for patients to share their experiences and connect with others navigating life with breast cancer. This group will be led by oncology social workers and will serve to provide practical support, resources, and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment.

When: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Where: Blue Jeans videoconferencing. Easy instruction for use will be provided at registration.

For More information and To Register, Please Contact:
Brittany Fols, LCSW
brittany.fols@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
610-738-2867

Caregiver Support Group

This virtual, online group is open to all caregivers (age 18+) caring for a loved one with a cancer diagnosis. This group will be facilitated by an oncology social worker and will serve to provide a space for discussion, support, and resources. 

When: Third Monday of each month 

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

Where: Blue Jeans videoconferencing. Easy instruction for use will be provided at registration.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Brittany Fols, LCSW
brittany.fols@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
610-738-2867

 

Survivorship NEXT STEPS Series

Dates: SIX consecutive Mondays; October 5 - November 9, 2020

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Where: Blue Jeans videoconferencing. Easy instruction for use will be provided at registration.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Stephanie Challis
Stephanie.challis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
610-738-2314 

 

 

More About Cancer Support Groups:

  • Caregiver Support Group

    Open to all caregivers (age 18+) caring for a loved one with a cancer diagnosis. This group will be facilitated by an oncology social worker and will serve to provide a space for discussion, support, and resources.

  • Gynecology Oncology Support Group

    For patients diagnosed with a gynecological cancer in active treatment looking for support through treatment and daily life.

  • I Can Cope® Online Program

    I Can Cope is a free online educational program from the American Cancer Society for people facing cancer and their families and friends. The program is comprised of self-paced classes that can be taken any time, day or night. Take as few or as many classes as you like. Many topics are offered such as information about cancer, managing treatments and side effects, healthy eating during and after treatment, communicating with family and friends, finding resources, and more.

  • Living With Breast Cancer Support Group

    Open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis, and will serve as a supportive gathering space for patients to share their experiences and connect with others navigating life with breast cancer. This group will be led by oncology social workers and will serve to provide practical support, resources, and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment.

  • Survivorship NEXT STEPS Series

    This six-week workshop is designed to help cancer survivors transition from treatment to post-treatment care.

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