Monthly Cancer Support Group
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life and can trigger a strong emotional response. Some people experience shock, anger, and disbelief. Others may feel intense sadness, fear and a sense of loss. Sometimes even the most supportive family members and friends cannot understand exactly how it feels to have cancer. This can lead to loneliness and isolation.
Support groups allow people to talk about their experiences with others living with cancer, which can help reduce stress. Group members can share feelings and experiences that may seem too strange or too difficult to share with family and friends. And the group dynamics often create a sense of belonging that helps each person feel more understood and less alone by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges. They also allow people to learn from others facing similar situations.
Support groups meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm – Georgetown Community Hospital (2nd floor – Suite 204).
2018 Meeting Dates:
- March 13th
- April 10th
- May 8th
- June 12th
- July 10th
- August 14th
- September 11th
- October 9th
- November 13th
- December 11th
Cancer Patient Navigation Services
Our Patient Navigation Services work directly with patients to provide them with the highest quality hospitality and service. The responsibilities of our patient navigators are to:
Monthly Grief Support Group | Scott County Public Library
Grieving the death of a person close to you often involves very painful feelings. Waves of grief may come and go over months or years. Sometimes, it may feel like the pain will never end. But most people find that over the course of a year or more the intensity of grief lessens. As hard as it may seem, people find ways to adjust to life without the person they loved and lost. Although working through grief can be a long and difficult process, there are things you can do to help yourself heal like join our monthly Grief Support Group.
Our Cancer Survivorship Program helps survivors transition from diagnosis to wellness through a variety of services and clinical care from our multispecialty team of survivorship experts. Cancer survivorship starts from the time a person is diagnosed through post-treatment. Georgetown’s Cancer Survivorship Program helps people transition from cancer diagnosis to wellness by providing support services and evidence-based medical care, including:
Once treatment ends, we realize the cancer experience continues. The Cancer Survivorship Program includes clinic visits with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, whose expertise includes cancer care and the specific issues survivors may face years after treatment. They offer methods to maintain and promote health during the transition from cancer treatment to wellness and work in conjunction with oncologists and other team members to provide the best possible care after treatment.
Look Good Feel Better Program
Look Good Feel Better programs are offered nationwide through the partnerships of the American Cancer Society and oncology providers. Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women undergoing cancer treatment how to deal with hair loss and skin changes. All cosmetic products are donated by the cosmetic industry. This is a free program that helps women feel better about themselves by teaching them the techniques to combat appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
In-person group clinics include a 7-week course with a small group of people. Led by a certified facilitator, the program features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking and transitioning to a smoke free lifestyle. Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior, and because no single quit smoking plan is effective for all smokers, the program has a variety of evidence-based techniques for individuals to combine into their own plan to quit smoking. The clinic format also encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting, individually and as part of a group. If you are interested in a Smoking Cessation class at GCH, contact Dianna Kouns at (502) 868-5601.