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.
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.
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.
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.