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Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.  The LMHS Cancer Program received a 3-year certification with 5 commendations.

Hospital Accreditation by DNV.

Cancer Advocacy Hotline:


Email:

Cancer@LeeMemorial.org

Correspondence:
Regional Cancer Center
Lee Memorial Health System
8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33905   
239-343-9500


 

Support Groups

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.

There 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 more.

Colorectal Cancer Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, 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 kgod@comcast.net 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 Marie.Hepp@LeeMemorial.org.

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.

Classes Offered
Yoga Classes - 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.

Yoga Class