HCHC offers Cancer Support GroupWritten by Theresa Rose on May 12, 2016
Henry County Health Center’s Infusion/Chemotherapy Department provides cancer care that meets more than just the physical needs of our patients. Cancer is a disease that impacts lives emotionally as well. To meet the specific needs of cancer patients, HCHC has formed a Cancer Support Group.
A nurse from HCHC’s Infusion/Chemotherapy Department will facilitate the meeting scheduled for Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in HCHC’s Health Education Center. This month’s speaker will be Danielle Davidson, who is representing the American Cancer Society.
Current cancer patients and cancer survivors, whether treated at HCHC or elsewhere, are invited to attend the support group. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and confidential environment for patients to express concerns and ask questions. Light refreshments will be served.
The purpose of the support group is:
- To enhance the quality of life for people with cancer by providing information and support to overcome feelings of aloneness and helplessness.
- To help reduce tension, anxiety, fatigue and confusion.
- To help promote a greater tolerance of cancer treatment and treatment compliance with the support of others in similar situations.
The Cancer Support Group is held the fourth Monday of each month. If you are interested in learning more about the HCHC Cancer Support Group, please call the HCHC Infusion/Chemotherapy Department at 319-385-6185.