Fox Chase Cancer Center Events


Ostomy Support Group, July

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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.


Together Facing Sarcoma

Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Please join us for panel discussions by patients and sarcoma experts on the care of this disease. We will explore treatment options from the perspective of patients, doctors and other members of the care team.


Esophagectomy Support Group, July

Monday, July 23, 2018

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.


Laryngectomy Support Group, July

Thursday, July 26, 2018
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.


Breast Cancer Support Group, August

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This is a Closed Group for newly diagnosed and active treatment patients, which meets the first Wednesday of April, June, August, October, and December. To register, or for more information call Denise Young, MS, LSW, at 215-728-2670.


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