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Cancer Patient Support Groups

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 Comprehensive Cancer Center 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:

Comprehensive Cancer Center 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 4 to 5 pm in the chapel. 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 cosmetologists teach 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 on the first Monday of every other month from 6 to 8 pm in the conference room. Registration is required. For registration and more information, call 1(800) ACS-2345 or 1(800) 227-2345.

Breast Cancer 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. Speakers will be scheduled for every other month. This group meets on the second Monday of every month from 4 to 6 pm in the conference room. Registration is not required.

Lung Cancer Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, you might have physical needs and emotional concerns distinct from other cancer patients. Our lung cancer support group is the only one of its kind in Volusia and Flagler counties. The Comprehensive Cancer Center is here to provide a safe and open environment to share your experiences and struggles. We will connect you with local and national resources to aid during your time of need. This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4 to 5 pm in the chapel. Registration is not required.

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
  • Transportation
  • 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 (386) 231-4018.