Cancer Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUP OFFERINGS FOR CANCER PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

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American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute 






For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 672-7050.

ART THERAPY/MOVEMENT CLASSES – Throughout each month, a variety of art therapy and movement classes are available for local cancer patients and their friends and caregivers. For upcoming dates, please contact Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 672-7050.

CHEMOTHERAPY ORIENTATION – Is chemotherapy in your treatment plan? A nurse navigator, social worker and infusion nurse will gather to educate patients on what to expect during chemotherapy, in hopes of easing the transition and eliminating any barriers to care. Reservations recommended. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. 

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– The American Cancer Society offers a free monthly telephone conference on different cancer related topics. To find out the schedule or register for these conferences, contact Libertine DelRosario at 1-800-227-2345, or 916-446-7933, option 3, Ext 328 OR the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER – Designed for women going through chemotherapy, this single session helps women enhance their appearance with makeup, scarves, wigs, and turbans. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive #400 in Cameron Park.  Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 to register.

LYMPHEDEMA EDUCATION CLASS - Did you have lymph nodes removed during surgery for treatment of your cancer? Have you received radiation treatments to your lymph nodes?  If so, you may at risk for developing a treatable condition known as LYMPHEDEMA. Please attend this free, one time education class to learn about the signs to look for and the steps to take to reduce your risk. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive #400 in Cameron Park. Call 530-672-7050 to reserve your spot. Family and friends welcome.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP – A monthly support group for people living with ostomies. Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive #600 in Cameron Park. Contact: Marshall Cancer Resource Center (530) 672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – Led by a prostate cancer survivor, this group is specifically designed to provide information and support to men with prostate cancer. Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 pm at the Marshall Cancer Resource Center, located at 3581 Palmer Drive, #400 in Cameron Park. Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

REACH TO RECOVERY – Breast Cancer survivors make individual visits to new breast cancer patients immediately post surgery to provide information on reconstruction, prostheses, and support programs.  Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or Faye Alexander (530) 620-3436 or “Charlie” Hall (530) 644-3963 OR the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050 for more information.

SEASONED SURVIVORS GENERAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM in El Dorado Hills. Contact Mary Sullivan at 916-939-2417 or e-mail her at sullivan2458@sbcglobal.net for information and directions to the meeting place.