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.
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 Barbara Hardwick, RN, MSN,
oncology psychosocial clinical nurse specialist and by
Dona Ross, founder and brain tumor survivor. You can reach Barbara at 239-343-3167
or Dona at 239-433-4396 to learn
Colorectal Cancer Support Group
meets 5:30-7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Regional
2nd floor waiting area. Please call
group facilitator Larry Mickley at 239-454-3308 for additional information.
Bladder Cancer Support Group
meets 3 - 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month, starting in March, at
the Regional Cancer Center. Please call
group facilitator Karen Godfrey, BCAN Volunteer Advocate at 239-992-4809 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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.
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group meets
on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 3 p.m. - 4 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.
Ovarian Cancer Support Group
meets 2-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month on 6
North at Lee Memorial Hospital. Group
is facilitated by Barbara Hardwick, RN, MSN, oncology psychosocial
clinical nurse specialist. Please call 239-343-3167 to learn more.
Women's Cancer Support Group
meets 2:15-3:45 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, 4th floor Conference Room. Please register with Marie Hepp,
ARNP at 239-343-9511 or
Caregiver Support Group meets 4:30-6 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month in the lobby of the Regional Cancer Center. Please call Mark Geisler,
Social Worker at
239-343-1126 to learn more.
- no experience is needed. Cancer patients and primary caregiver are given
priority for class ($5 fee); $10 for all others
(the general public). Please bring your own blanket and towel. Class meets 10 -
11:15 a.m., each Friday at the Regional Cancer Center. Advanced registration is required,
please call Cookie's Place at 239-343-9503 to register.