Fox Chase Cancer Center Events


Breast Cancer Support Group, September

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Women can join this open-ended support group at any time during or after treatment. To register, or for more information on the September 6, 2017 session, call Social Work Services at 215-728-2670.


Prostate Cancer Support Group, September

Thursday, September 6, 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.


Ostomy Support Group, September

Thursday, September 13, 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.


Head and Neck Support Group, September

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This monthly group offers education and support for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for head & neck cancer. Family members are also welcome. No registration is required. For more information, call Florence Bender, BSW, at 215-728-2617.


Laryngectomy Support Group, September

Thursday, September 20, 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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