Living with cancer is very difficult for patients and their family and friends. People with cancer and those who care about them face many challenges, which is why cancer supports groups can help. Cancer patients often find it helpful to discuss their fears or concerns with other cancer patients. Likewise, family and friends of cancer patients often enjoy sharing their concerns or feelings with other people in similar situations.
Look Good, Feel Better
During this program, trained volunteer cosmetologists help female cancer patients deal with the side effects of treatment by teaching them beauty techniques to enhance their appearance and self-image. The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and the National Cosmetology Association partner with the American Cancer Society to offer this program. Demonstrations on wig styling and turban tying are also included in the program. Registration is required so that we may provide you with a cosmetic kit. For a current support group listing, visit our calendar of events.
General Cancer Support Group
The Gebhart Center at The Fort Hamilton Hospital sponsors this monthly meeting for patients and families dealing with all types of cancer. The group meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will assist you with the changes cancer may bring into your life.
Stem Cell Transplant Discussion Group
The Jewish Hospital and The Wellness Community conduct a monthly stem cell transplant patient support group focusing on pre- and post-transplant issues. This discussion group is available for anyone who would like more information about stem cell transplantation, including patients and their caregivers. The group meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Breast Cancer Support Group
The University Hospital Barrett Cancer Center in conjunction with Cancer Family Care conducts this monthly support group. The group meets the first and third Monday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m.
Man To Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
This is a prostate cancer support and educational program for men with prostate cancer or men interested in learning more about it. Participation in the program also provides information and peer support to assist in the process. It is sponsored in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and Wellness Community. Registration is not necessary. For a current support group listing, visit our calendar of events.
I Can Cope
The American Cancer Society’s I Can Cope program is a series that helps cancer patients and their loved ones meet the challenges of cancer by clarifying cancer myths and facts. During the classes, doctors, nurses, social workers, other health care professionals and community representatives provide information about cancer diagnosis and treatment. They also offer practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. Some topics include human anatomy, diagnosis and treatment, side effects, emotions and self-esteem, sexuality, communications and community resource Registration is not necessary. For a current support group listing, visit our calendar of events.
The St. Luke Hospitals
The American Cancer Society Transportation Grant helps provide transportation for Northern Kentucky residents. Patients who are receiving radiation therapy at The St. Luke Hospitals and are in need of a ride to or from treatments are eligible; however, it is a resource only to be used after all other resources have been exhausted. The transportation method can be tailored to fit the needs of the patient if the patient qualifies.