The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California
 

Cancer Support Groups

Along with advanced medical care, emotional support is an important part of treating the whole person, and not just the cancer. We offer a variety of support groups for cancer survivors and their families. These casual get-togethers are a great way to learn about the cancer experience while sharing thoughts and feelings with those who are fighting the disease as well.
 
Support Groups We Offer:

Brain Tumor Support Group
Family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend this support group. Each month will feature a different speaker followed by group discussion.
When: First Thursday of every month
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), 2nd floor conference room
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided

Breast Cancer Support Group
When:
October 16, November 20, December 18
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center at Clovis Community Medical Center, 2755 Herndon Avenue Clovis, CA 93611, in the Outpatient Conference Room
Cost: Free
For More Information: (559) 324-4444

Head Strong - Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
An education and support group to help individuals with head and neck cancer, survivors, and their families cope with cancer-related health issues. This monthly program is topic-based with featured speakers on cancer and self-care information followed by an open forum format.
When: Fourth Thursday of every month
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno Street (north of Herndon)
Cost: FREE & Refreshments are provided and drop-ins are always welcome
For more information: (559) 451-3633 
 
Look Good/Feel Better - for cancer patients
The California Cancer Center and American Cancer Society team up to provide this education and support group that helps cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image. It teaches hands on beauty techniques to manage the appearance of side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Wigs and make-up kits are provided for free. A licensed esthetician facilitates the group and provides one-on-one attention to help participants feel beautiful from the inside out.
 
Pre-register at LookGoodFeelBetter.org or call (559) 451-0163 to ensure color match with the make-up kit.
When: Every 1st Monday of each month
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), 2nd Conference Room
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided
For More Information: Brian Gagnon, MSW, ASW at (559) 451-3636.

Man to Man
Issues in men's health - A prostate cancer patient education group
The California Cancer Center and American Cancer Society jointly provide an education and support group to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. This monthly program includes topics like leading-edge treatment options, cancer and self-care information, research updates and general men's health information.
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), 2nd floor in the Lighthouse Office
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided