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
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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
first Saturday of each month, in the 4th floor conference room at the Regional
Cancer Center. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - newly diagnosed and 11:00
a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - general. Contact breast health navigators Liz Bachoo-Garib,
CBCN, at 239-343-9554 or Tammy Zinn, CBCN at 23-343-9546 for more information.
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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 Taylor
Lawless at 239-343-9511 or email@example.com
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), Women's
Services Entrance, 1st Floor, room ACR#2. 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.
Hispanic C.A.RE. Support Group meets second Tuesday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at Specialist in Urology Building (2nd floor), 4571 Colonial Blvd.,
Ft. Myers. Facilitators are Dr. MAria De Laufer & Carmen Rey-Gomez, M.S.W. For
more information call 239-936-3756 or 1-888-850-1622.
Lung Cancer Support Group
meets monthly at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Public
Library Annex Building, 2450 First Street.
For more information and dates, please contact Melissa Crouse at
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
Gentle Exercise Classes
classes are designed to work with individuals who are receiving treatment or
have had surgery, and are not yet able to do cardio exercises. First class is
free, $5 per class after that. Class meets every Monday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
at the Regional Cancer Center. Registration is required at 239-343-9503.
$5 per class for cancer patients and primary care givers, $10 per class for the
general public. Class meets every Wednesday 10 - 11:15 a.m.
at the Regional Cancer Center 4th floor conference room. Please bring your
own towel / blanket. Registration is required at 239-343-9503.