Cancer Support Groups

Athens Regional Medical Center offers cancer support groups to help people at any stage of their cancer journey. All groups are held at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support or the Griffin-DuBose Healing Lodge. For more information, email LoranSmithCenter@athenshealth.org or call 706-475-4900.

Breast Cancer Support Group - Day Group
Second Wednesday every month: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment or have completed treatment.

Breast Cancer Support Group - Evening Group
Second Thursday every month: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment or have completed treatment.

Facing Cancer with Love and Laughter
Third Wednesday every month: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This group meets once a month for patients with a any cancer diagnosis, their family and friends.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
Second Tuesday every month: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For women managing a diagnosis of any gynecologic cancer including ovarian, cervical and endometrial/uterine cancers.

Ostomy Support Group
Second Sunday every month: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A support group for people with an ostomy.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
First Thursday every month: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A confidential setting for men to discuss prostate cancer treatment, side-effects, and survivorship.

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Program
Second Thursday every month: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This group is open to prostate cancer patients including those newly diagnosed, in treatment, or those who have completed treatment. Spouses and/or adult caregivers may attend.

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