Coping with cancer can often feel like a lonely and difficult journey. Cancer can impact your life physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Intense and confusing emotions are very common.
The Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is committed to minimizing overall cancer-related distress, as well as supporting patients and families during the cancer experience. We offer a variety of support groups for our patients and their caregivers.
All groups meet at:
Cancer Institute of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
224 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
For any questions about support groups, please contact our oncology social worker by calling (386) 231-4018.
Living with Cancer
Whether you’re a patient, survivor or caregiver, this is your opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer in a group of people who can inspire, relate to and support you along your journey. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 3:00 to 4:00PM in the chapel. Registration is not required.
Lung Cancer Support Group
If you've been diagnosed with lung cancer, you might have physical and emotional concerns distinct from other cancer patients. Our lung cancer support is the only one of its kind in Volusia and Flagler counties. The Lung Cancer Support Group is here to provide a safe and open environment to share your experiences and struggles. This group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00PM in the chapel. Registration is not required.
Breast Cancer Survivorship Support Group
When the diagnosis of breast cancer is given, you may be in need of information, resources and support to meet the challenges you face. Join breast cancer patients and survivors for support and encouragement throughout your journey with cancer. Enjoy educational speakers, fun activities, and fellowship with the breast cancer survivorship community. This group meets the second Monday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30PM in the large conference room. Registration is not required.
Look Good, Feel Better
Women undergoing cancer treatments can still feel comfortable with the way they look. During this session, our trained cosmetologist teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets the first Monday of every other month from 1:00 to 3:00PM in the large conference room. Registration is required; please call the American Cancer Society at 1(800) 227-2345 to register.
Art In Healing
Expressing emotions is central to healing. Patient and caregivers now have a new outlet for recovery through our Art in Therapy program. Professional art facilitators from the Ormond Memorial Art Museum will lead us in topics ranging from painting and sketching to crafts and photography. All levels are welcome. This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month, excluding summer months, from 3:00 to 4:00PM in the large conference room. Space is limited. Registration is required; please call 1(800) 231-2229 to register.
Oncology Social Worker
Our oncology social worker offers counseling services to help patients adjust to all of the many facets of cancer treatment. Counseling is made available in the following settings:
- Individual counseling
- Stress management
- Couple’s counseling
- Caregiver counseling
- Support groups
In addition to emotional support, our social worker also assists patients in finding practical help for matters such as:
- Home care
- Disability needs
- Advance directives
The process of recovery can be slow both physically and emotionally. Patients often experience intense worries about future health and returning to a more normal life. Many patients find that the months after completing cancer treatment are especially difficult. Our oncology social worker is here to help and will continue to work with patients through the period of survivorship.
For any questions, please contact our oncology social worker by calling us at (386) 231-4018.