The Regional Cancer Center offers monthly support groups that are
designed to support and educate patients and families. The support groups offer
information on their
cancer diagnoses, treatments, ways to manage side effects/complications of treatment,
as well as emotional support.
is no fee to attend any of our support groups, but seating is limited. It is best to contact
the group facilitator.
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Bladder Cancer Support Group
meets 3 - 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at
the Regional Cancer Center. Please call
group facilitator Karen Godfrey, BCAN Volunteer Advocate at 239-992-4809 or e-mail
email@example.com for additional information.
Blood Cancer Support Group sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For location, date, and
time, contact Seth Berkowitz, Patient Services Manager at 800-955-4572 or email
Brain Tumor Support Group meets
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Lee Memorial
Hospital, 1st floor, Volunteer Conference Room, behind the library. Group is facilitated by
Dona Ross, founder and brain tumor survivor. You can reach Dona at 239-433-4396 to learn
Breast Cancer Support Group
meets 6 - 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Radiology Regional
6140 Winkler Rd (Wildwood Hammock), Fort Myers, FL 33919. Please call
group facilitator Bonnie at 239-936-2316 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Cancer Nutrition Seminar
meets 2 - 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Regional Cancer
Center. Different topics discussed each month. Contact Valerie
Butram at 239-343-9559 or
Caregiver Support Group meets 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month in the lobby of the Regional Cancer Center. Please contact Mark Geisler,
Social Worker at
239-343-1126 or email@example.com to learn more.
Cancer Support Group meets 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month
at the Gulf Coast Medical Center (New Location). Please contact Larry Mickley at
239-454-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
General Cancer Support Group (sponsored by C.A.R.E.) meets weekly
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. each Thursday at the Villas Civic Assoc., 2306 Sunrise Blvd
in Ft. Myers. Please contact Pat Noe at 239-938-9303 to learn more.
Lymphedema Support Group
meets October through May, 10:30 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, 4th floor conference room.
For more information, please call Claire Hauenstein at 239-437-1606 or
meets 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday of each month at the
Regional Cancer Center, Specialty Clinic, Suite 302. Hands on training and
information regarding your upcoming mastectomy. Registration is required at
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
meets 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Hope Hospice in Fort
For more information, please call Joanie Borbely at 860-655-7107 or
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation. Please inquire at the
front desk for an exact location, as it is subject to change. For more information,
please call Stacey Brill at 239-343-1645 or
Free program facilitated by trained Tobacco Cessation
Specialists who provide knowledge, resources and support for success. Free
nicotine replacement therapy, patches, gum, lozenges. Meets 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on the
second Thursday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, Meditation room.
Registration is required at 1-877-819-2357. For questions contact Cathy Pickett
Cancer Support Group
meets 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the
Lakes Regional Library in Fort Myers. Please phone to confirm with Sally
Fontaine at 239-590-0797 or
- no experience is needed. Cancer patients and primary caregiver are given
($5 fee); $10 for all others
(the general public). Please bring your own blanket/towel and towel. Class meets
9:15 - 10:30 a.m., each Friday at the Regional Cancer Center. Advanced registration is required,
please call Cookie's Place at 239-343-9503 to register.