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Cancer Support Groups

The following support groups are available for cancer survivors and supporters:


Mind Over Cancer

Mind Over Cancer is a new Tanner support group emphasizing mindful coping strategies throughout the cancer journey! Research shows that if you mentally prepare yourself to handle cancer treatment by managing stress and anxiety, you can improve your quality of life and become an active participant in your own recovery. Based on "Mindfullness-Based Cancer Recover: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to help You Cope With Treatment and Reclaim Your Life."

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center at 165 Clinic Avenue in Carrollton. The group is open to all cancer patients and caregivers and is led by Tanner Cancer Care patient navigators. Map It!

For more information, call Tanner Cancer Care at 770.812.5945 or send an e-mail.

Cancer Support Group

The Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center offers a support group for anyone, male or female, who has cancer of any type or who has fought cancer in the past.

Meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton in Classroom 4. Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton is located at 705 Dixie Street in Carrollton. Map It!

For more information or to RSVP call Tommy Thomas at 770.812.9464.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Tanner Breast Health in Carrollton offers a support group for women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer or those who have dealt with it in the past.

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cheryl Cook Gill Resource Center located inside Tanner Breast Health in Carrollton.Tanner Breast Health in Carrollton is located on the second floor of the West Georgia Specialty Center on Clinic Avenue, next to Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and adjacent to the Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center. Map It!

For more information, call Tanner Breast Health at 770.812.9280.


Inspire! is a group for patients who have been confronted by an illness, a diagnosis or have been hospitalized for care. At Inspire!, participants have an opportunity to set aside their diagnosis and creatively express themselves and share their journey with others. Participants will learn about creative self-expression while exploring various art forms, such as crafts, film, liternature, music, painting, poetry, scriptural passages and more. Tanner Chaplain Joannah Cook MDiv, BCC, facilitates the group's meetings.

If you are interested in joining Inspire! or have questions, contact Cook at 770.836.9461 or by email at jocook@tanner.org.

“I survived cancer. What now?” Support Group

For many cancer survivors, acclimating to their "new normal" can often be challenging and even disorienting. The life of a survivor has been indelibly marked by his or her experience of coping with disease, not only physically and mentally, but also emotionally, socially and spiritually. At Tanner, we understand that our patients can benefit from meeting others with common experiences who are shaping new lives for themselves.

To that end, we invite you to join with other survivors, traveling a similar road as we read, write and discuss selections of literature and our own stories; not leaving our past behind, but making it part of the tapestry of our lives.

Join other cancer survivors the last Thursday of each month to learn the next steps in your journey. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. at Tanner Medical Center/ Carrollton in Classroom 5 of the Health Education and Wellness Learning Center and is facilitated by Chaplain Joannah Cook. Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton is located at 705 Dixie Street in Carrollton. Map It!

To register for the “I survived cancer. What now?” support group, please contact Carole Eddleman at 770.812.5446. For more information or questions, please contact Chaplain Joannah Cook at 770.812.9461 or jocook@tanner.org


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