Community Support and Education Groups:
FORCE stands for Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered. This support and advocacy program is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The Savannah network of FORCE provides support, education, and advocacy for people who carry mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. For more information, visit facingourrisk.org.
General Support Group
J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavillion general support group is open to anyone affected by cancer-whether themselves or a loved one.
When: Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. – noon
Where: Second floor conference room at LCRP
Gynecological Cancers Support Group is for gynecological cancer survivors and their loved ones. They share their experiences with cervical, ovarian, uterine, and endometrial cancer. The group meets once per quarter on the third Wednesday of the month at the Anderson Cancer Institute. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is a family support group for people with cancers of the head and neck and their caregivers. Each meeting includes a discussion with cancer treatment experts, followed by a group discussion. The group meets once per quarter on the third Wednesday of the month at the Anderson Cancer Institute. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Support Group is for individuals who have leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma and their loved ones. The group meets at the Summit Cancer Care office in the Anderson Cancer Institute the second Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Look Good… Feel Better®
Through the Look Good…Feel Better program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, women in active cancer treatment can learn ways to restore their self-image. Certified beauty professionals provide free tips on makeup, skincare, nail care and head coverings. For more information, call 912-355-5196.
Ostomy Support Group
The Ostomy Support Group is for patients who have had bowel or bladder diversion surgery.
When: Meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.
Where: Second floor conference room at J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavillion
For more information, contact Howard Taylor at 912-225-4174.
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group is for people who have pancreatic cancer and their loved ones. The group meets once a month to discuss concerns specific to pancreatic cancer at the Anderson Cancer Institute. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, “Man to Man”
The “Man to Man” Prostate Cancer Support Group is for men with or survivors of prostate cancer.
When: Meets the second Wednesday in February, April, June, August, October and December at 6 p.m.
Where: Second floor conference room at the J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavillion
For more information, call 912-355-5196.
Survivorship Educational Program: The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion offers a free, six week workshop designed specifically to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Professionals from different disciplines including nutritionists, physicians and social workers offer their knowledge and advice for your life after treatment. For more details about the next class call (912) 819-5704