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Cancer Care Support Groups

Mitchell Cancer Institute Support Groups

While cancer affects each patient differently, the shared experiences of diagnosis and treatment often help patients to bond and reach out to others to give or receive support. Find out about the many support groups available at USA Health and throughout the community.

Mitchell Cancer Institute Support Groups

The Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) offers support groups for newly diagnosed patients as well as survivors.

Breast Friends Forever Breast (BFF) Cancer Support Group (Mobile)
The mission of BFF is to create an atmosphere for breast cancer survivors to come together, and receive and give emotional and psychological support to one another. BFF meets the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Location can vary. A light lunch is served. To RSVP, call our event line at (251) 445-9691.

Sisterhood of Survivorship (SOS) Gynecologic Cancer Support Group (Mobile)
The mission of SOS is to create an atmosphere for gynecologic cancer survivors to come together, and receive and give emotional and psychological support to one another. SOS meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon, and the location varies. A light lunch is served. To RSVP, call (251) 445-9691.

MCI Community Lunch & Learn Cancer Care Education (Mobile)
This event provides interactive support for patients, family and friends affected by cancer. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon. The location is at the Patient Care Strada Center, so please register by calling 251-445-9691. Provide your name and contact information. Patient Supportive Care Services will contact you. The community classes provide an open forum for meaningful discussion of various topics related to the treatment and management of cancer. Topics vary, and cancer experts guide the discussion. Groups are held from January to November. A light lunch is served, and RSVP is necessary by Friday before the program. To RSVP, call (251) 445-9691.

Survivorship Programs 101 and 102(Mobile)

The mission of the Survivorship Programs 101 and 102 is to encourage and support cancer patients beyond their surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Each program is a six-week session on Wednesdays from 12-2:30 p.m. Topics include nutrition, chair exercise, spirituality, coping skills, family communication, herbal gardening or arts and craft projects. Classes are held at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. The 102 program is an advanced class for the patients who have completed the 101 program.

For more information on dates of classes or to register for a program call (251) 445-9691 and leave your name and number. Registration forms are located at each check-in desk.

General Cancer Support Group (Fairhope)

The mission of the General Cancer Support Group is to create an atmosphere for all survivors no matter their diagnosis to come together, and receive and give emotional and psychological support to one another. The General Cancer Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., Location can vary. Light snacks are served. To RSVP, call our event line at (251) 445-9691.

MCI Community Lunch & Learn Cancer Care Education (Fairhope)
This event provides interactive support for patients, family and friends affected by cancer. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. The location is at University of South Alabama Baldwin County Campus so please register by calling 251-445-9691. Provide your name and contact information. Patient Supportive Care Services will contact you. Groups are held from January to November. Light snacks are served, and RSVP is necessary by Friday before the program. To RSVP, call (251) 445-9691.

Resource Room (Mobile)

The Resource Room is a charitable room consisting of wigs, scarves, hats, and educational cancer-related reading material. In addition, breast oncology patients can also acquire bras and prosthesis fitted by a Certified Mastectomy Fitter. The Resource Room is located on the first floor and access must be requested through Patient Supportive Care Services or you may ask your Nurse Navigator. All items are at no cost to the patient. To make an appointment with Patient Supportive Care Services, please call (251) 445-9691.

American Cancer Society Patient Transportation and Lodging Assistance

USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society have collaborated to offer transportation and lodging services to those in need during their cancer journey. To see if you qualify, please call (251) 445-8406.

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