The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California
 

Cancer Support Groups

Support Groups at California Cancer Center
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 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), 2nd floor conference room
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided

Coping with Cancer - For anyone impacted by cancer
This support group is open to all cancer patients and their loved ones regardless of where they are along this journey. Talk over coffee and pastries while sharing experiences and ways to cope with all aspects of cancer  –from the emotional and physical, down to the practical.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), 2nd floor in the Lighthouse Office
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided
 
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
 
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: 10am - Noon
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), 2nd Conference Room
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided
 
For More Information:
Call Brian Gagnon, MSW, ASW at (559) 451-3636.