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Fox Chase Cancer Center Events

Feb
11

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00pm to 7:45pm

The Prostate cancer support group meets every second Thursday of each month. Light refreshments will be served.

It is for anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer, meets monthly with a speaker from a variety of backgrounds. Members share information and support.

Feb
16

Head and Neck Support Group

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Head and Neck support group meets the third Tuesday of every month. This monthly group offers education and support for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for head & neck cancer. Family members are also welcome. Learn how others have dealt with cancer-related problems and share what has worked for you and your family. Educational services are provided by a speech therapist, physical therapist, clinical nurse specialist and social worker. 

Feb
18

Ostomy Support Group

Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Ostomy support group meets every third Thursday of each month. An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening (a stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. Examples of ostomies include colostomy and urostomy. If you or someone you know has an ostomy and could use a little extra help and support, please join us for a monthly psychoeducational support group.

Feb
22

Esophagectomy Support Group

Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Esophagectomy support group meets every fourth Monday of each month. Men and women diagnosed with esophageal cancer who are considering surgery or who have had surgery are invited to attend a monthly support group sponsored by Fox Chase Cancer Center.

This group, designed for esophagectomy patients, helps people learn about the procedure and share their experiences with others. The group is made up of newly diagnosed patients, those currently undergoing treatment, and those who are post-treatment patients who share successful ways of coping.

Feb
25

Distinguished Lecture Series: Laurie Glimcher, MD

Thursday, February 25, 2016
12:00pm

Laurie Glimcher, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Research: Biochemical and genetic analysis of the molecular pathways regulating CD4+ T helper cell development and activation.

Feb
25

Laryngectomy Support Group

Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Laryngectomy support group meets the fourth Thursday of every month. Laryngectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the larynx (voice box), often because of cancer. “The Speakeezy Club of Delaware Valley” is a Laryngectomy support group that provides information, education, and psychosocial support to patients and their families. Support is provided by a Social Worker and a Speech-Language Pathologist. 

Mar
2

Breast Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm

The breast cancer support group meets the first Wednesday of every month. This is an open-ended support group for any woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women can join at any time during or after treatment for support, information and sharing.

Registration requested for all programs, including support sessions. Speakers/topics subject to change.

Mar
5

Fight Against Melanoma - Beef and Beer Fundraiser

Saturday, March 5, 2016
6:00am to 9:00am

Hosted by: Jodie Mazza, Cheryl Edwards & Megan Rattray

Join the Edwards Family as they celebrate the memory and life of Mr. David Edwards husband and father. Mr. Edwards lost his battle to a rare melanoma on May 25, 2014. This event will be full of great food, raffles, a Chinese Auction and so much more. Proceeds will benefit melanoma research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. To attend this event tickets are $25. For additional information please contact Jodie Mazza at 609-425-4406 or jodieyodieo@aol.com.

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