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Fox Chase Cancer Center Events

Aug
9

Prostate Cancer Support Group, August

Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:30pm to 7:45pm

For anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer. To register for September 8, 2016, or for more information, call the Urology Office at 215-728-1111, or Holly Riggs, MSW, LSW, at 215-728-2936.

Aug
14

Head and Neck Support Group, August

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
12:00pm

The Head and Neck support group meets the third Tuesday of every month. This monthly group offers education and support for patients who have completed or are currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery 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, clinical nurse specialist and social worker. 

Aug
16

Ostomy Support Group, August

Thursday, August 16, 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.

Aug
20

Esophagectomy Support Group, August

Monday, August 20, 2018
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
23

Laryngectomy Support Group, August

Thursday, August 23, 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.

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