What is a Cancer Support Group?
The Wyoming Oncology cancer support group offers a safe, confidential environment to connect with others who are facing similar challenges associated with cancer care. The group, which is facilitated by a licensed counselor, utilizes empathy, compassion and even humor to help discuss the issues.
What are the benefits of participating in a Support Group?
People entering the complex world of cancer care face challenges that can leave them feeling overwhelmed, afraid and alone. Sometimes talking to even the most supportive family members and friends may be difficult. A support group can help provide the emotional strength and support to help our patients live with cancer. Benefits include:
- Connect with others who have also been diagnosed with cancer
- Talk about emotional needs and feelings related to cancer
- Share ideas about managing treatment-related side effects
- Discuss ways in which cancer has affected personal relationship
- Learn how to communicate about cancer
- Discuss and embrace survivorship
Is there are charge to participate in a support group?
No. The support group is a complementary service offered by Wyoming Oncology to support their patients.
Where do I sign up?
Cancer Support Group currently meets on Wednesdays from 11am – 1pm.
Please visit the front desk or your patient guide for information or to make an appointment, and be sure to check our event calendar for more details or potential changes to the weekly schedule.