HCHC offers Cancer Support Group

Written by Theresa Rose on January 4, 2016

MT. PLEASANT – 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.

Lara Andreasen, a nurse in HCHC’s Infusion/Chemotherapy Department, will facilitate the first meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 21, at 7 p.m. in HCHC’s Health Education Center. 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. The first meeting will be informal with open discussion, planning for future meetings with topic suggestions, and sharing by group members if time allows. 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.

If you are interested in learning more about the HCHC Cancer Support Group, please call the HCHC Infusion/Chemotherapy Department at 319-385-6185.