Mitchell Cancer Institute Support Groups

Mobile County Ostomy Support Group - Meetings are held every third Monday from the month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Infirmary Wound Care Center, 1721 Springhill Avenue. Dinner is served at 5:30 with door prizes. Enjoy great conversation and make new friends. Share knowledge and information. Learn from guest speakers. For more information contact Barbara Phillips at 770-312-8638 barbara@phillipsandcompany.com also visit UOAA.org

Baldwin County Ostomy Support Group - Meetings are held every third Tuesday from the month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Medical Building at Thomas Hospital, fourth floor, suite 400. Dinner is served at 5:30 with door prizes. Enjoy great conversation and make new friends. Share knowledge and information. Learn from guest speakers. For more information contact Barbara Phillips at 770-312-8638 barbara@phillipsandcompany.com also visit UOAA.org

MCI Community Classroom (Lunch & Learn) - Interactive support for patients, family and friends impacted by cancer. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon at MCI in the second floor Multipurpose room. The Community Classroom provides an open forum for meaningful discussion of various topics related to the treatment and management of cancer. Topics vary and an expert in the field guides the discussion. Groups are held from January to October. For more information, please call 251-445-9647.

Breast Friends Forever (BBF) - The mission of BFF is to create an atmosphere for breast cancer survivors to come together and receive and give emotional support and psychological support to one another. BFF meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of MCI in the Multipurpose Room. For more information, please contact Darlene Chavers at 251-631-3989.

Look Good Feel Better - A free workshop that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effect of cancer treatment. The group is held at the American Cancer Society, 1110 Montlimar Drive, Suite 420, Mobile AL 36609. For more information or to register, contact American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.

Area Support Groups

Citronelle General Cancer Support Group - Support for patient, family and friends diagnosed with cancer. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Citronelle. For information, please call 251-344-9858.

Brewton Cancer Support Group - This is a free patient education course provided in a supportive environment for adults with cancer, their family members and friends. It can help the patient and loved ones begin to understand feelings of fear and frustration, which are so often encountered after a cancer diagnosis. Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital Education Center. Lunch is provided at the facility. Topics vary monthly. For more details, please contact Marcia DeGraaf at 251-809-8309. 

Fighting Back With Faith - This is a faith-based support group for female cancer patients. Monthly meetings are held at City Church on Michael Boulevard in Mobile. For more information, call Linda Williams at 251-767-9367.

Cancer Support Group - Compassionate and caring cancer support group for patients and/or family members and caregivers with any type of cancer diagnosis. It meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Room 209 of the Education Building at Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 S. Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532. For more information, call 251-928-1148.

Reach to Recovery - Breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support and information to help individuals cope with breast cancer. Specialty trained survivors serve as volunteers. Responding in person or by phone to the concerns of people facing a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, recurrence or recovery. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for more information.

Road to Recovery - Free transportation service for cancer patients to get to and from scheduled cancer treatment appointments. This is a free service, but advance notice is required. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

STRETCH - Program for women who have had breast cancer to improve range of motion, flexibility and strength. It provides small group support to encourage social and emotional support. STRETCH is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and local hospitals at the Chandler YMCA on Downtowner Boulevard. Classes are held at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks. For more information call Beth Reinert at 251-209-1555.

Mobile Area Support Groups for Men

Us Too! - Support group for prostate cancer patients. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Gerald Wallace Auditorium at Springhill Medical Center, 3719 Dauphin Street. Call 251-645-4404 for more information. For newly diagnosed patients, the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Cancer Survivors Network

Cancer Survivors Network - Created by and for cancer survivors, the Cancer Survivors Network (CSN) is the first of-its-kind, web-based support service. Anyone personally impacted by cancer is welcome to join this online community. Sometimes only those who have "been there" can truly understand. Read dozens of discussions and stories, find and connect with others like yourself, and much more. Participate as much as you like. It's easy. Visit www.cancer.org or www.acscsn.org for direct access.

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