A new kind of support group offering a complete, comprehensive approach to cancer care
We all need support—especially when you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. Research shows that if you mentally prepare yourself to handle cancer treatment by managing your stress and anxiety, you can improve your quality of life and become an active participant in your own recovery. Now you have a place where you can learn how to cope better and have less stress: the Mind Over Cancer support group.
Is a Support Group Right for You?
Aren’t sure about attending a cancer support group? A study by www.canncersupportcommunity.org indicated that patients with general distress who participated in support groups experienced a:
- Decrease in average length of hospital stay
Decrease in hospitalization frequency
Decrease in physician office visits
Decrease in emergency room visits
Decrease in number of prescriptions received
- Do you feel like no one knows what you are going through?
Do you feel tired and overwhelmed?
Do you want to be supported by people who have similar experiences?
Do you need a place that will support and encourage you and what you are going through?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions now or would have answered “yes” in the past, Mind Over Cancer is for you!
Designed for both people with cancer and their family members, attendees of Mind Over Cancer will learn new coping strategies, how to use your brain to decrease the stress caused by cancer and how to manage its effects on you and your family using:
Who Should Join
All cancer patients and their caregivers
Where to Meet
The conference room of the Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center at 165 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Day and Time
The first and third Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6 p.m.
If You are Interested in Attending
Contact a Patient Navigator by e-mail or phone:
Jane Baker, RN
770.812.5898 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carole Eddleman, MSW
770.812.5446 | email@example.com
Jessica Triplett, LCSW
770.812.5947 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center has a great oncology resource center located outside of the Patient Navigators’ office. Some educational materials in the center are available for you to take home. You also can access the Internet to search for additional information on cancer.
Not Interested in a Support Group?
If you are feeling overwhelmed and are not interested in a support group, there is other support you can access. All you have to do is contact one of the Patient Navigators and they will work to meet your needs.
Remember, we care about you! And our mission is reflected by Tanner’s 100 percent commitment to help you conquer cancer and continue living life to its fullest with the ones you love.