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Fox Chase Cancer Center Events

Jul
28

Gynecologic Support Group: Sexuality and Intimacy During and After Gynecological Cancer

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Gynecologic Cancer Support Group is relaunching with a free educational event for patients impacted by gynecologic cancers. Glenne Fletcher, RN, BSN, Med, a clinical sexologist and sexuality educator and counselor, will be speaking on sexuality and intimacy during and after gynecological cancer. In her work, Ms. Fletcher regularly assists people with sexual-based issues and relationship concerns related to sexual dysfunction. Refreshments are provided. Registration is from 6:30-7 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.

Jul
28

Laryngectomy Support Group, July

Thursday, July 28, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

No registration is needed. For information, call Liane McCarroll at 215-728-2622 or Florence Bender, BSW at 215-728-2617.

Aug
3

Breast Cancer Support Group, August

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:30pm

Women can join this open-ended support group at any time during or after treatment. To register, or for more information on the August 6, 2016 session, call Social Work Services at 215-728-2668.

Aug
11

MaGerks for Mammograms Happy Hour

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Philadelphia chapter of the Tyanna Foundation invites you to the MaGerks for Mammograms Happy Hour!  Join us for an evening of great drink specials and all you can eat food for a wonderful cause.

Aug
16

Head and Neck Support Group, August

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

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.

No registration is required.

For more information, call Florence Bender, BSW at 215-728-2617.

Aug
18

Ostomy Support Group, August

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

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.

No registration required. For information, call Holly Riggs, MSW, LSW, at 215-728-2936 or the ostomy nurses at 215-728-5500.

Aug
22

Esophagectomy Support Group, August

Monday, August 22, 2016
7:00pm

This group, designed for esophagectomy patients, helps people learn about the procedure and share successful ways of coping. To register, or for more information, call Susan Haney, MSW, LCSW, at 215-728-2672.

Aug
25

Laryngectomy Support Group, August

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

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.

No registration is needed. For information, call Liane McCarroll at 215-728-2622 or Florence Bender, BSW at 215-728-2617.

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