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While our cancer specialists are experienced in diagnosis and treatment, sometimes it’s hearing about the experiences of other cancer survivors that’s key to coping with the disease. Consider joining one of our cancer support groups if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer.
This monthly information session for cancer patients and their families covers a variety of topics to help you cope with your cancer treatment and cancer recovery. Held at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Find more information online or call 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567).
A monthly support group for prostate cancer patients and their families held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. Learn more and register online or call 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567).
A support group for those with oral, head and neck cancer held 6 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. A light dinner is provided. Topics focus on nutritional needs, swallowing needs and other complex needs that follow jaw, facial and neck cancer treatments. For more information or to register, call 214.820.2608.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano and the American Cancer Society offer a free program to support women with a personal concern about breast cancer. Reach to Recovery is a one-on-one visitation program with carefully selected and trained volunteers who have had breast cancer. Volunteers in the program can provide support for women who:
The Reach to Recovery volunteers who contact patients have all had breast cancer, have been carefully screened and have successfully completed intensive training. Volunteers do not offer medical advice, endorse or refer. They do offer informational materials developed by the ACS and the encouragement and support of someone who has successfully coped with breast cancer. Volunteers will be available to speak with patients (in person or by phone) at any time before or after surgery. A physician’s order is necessary to set up a visit. To request a visit, please call the Women’s Services Coordinator at 469.814.6753.
Find more information about support groups at Baylor Plano online or call 1.800.4BAYLOR (422-9567).
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