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PinnacleHealth Adds Support Groups for Cancer Survivors

2/4/2014
PinnacleHealth started two new support groups for cancer survivors
 
Survivorship & Support Group
Survivorship begins at the time of a cancer diagnosis and continues throughout life. This informal group is open to anyone who is a cancer survivor and their caregiver. The main purpose is to exchange ideas, information and encouragement with each other. Guest speakers may be included. Light refreshments will be served.
 
1st Monday of every month
6-7:15 p.m.
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion, Community Education Room, 1st Floor
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg



Breast & Gynecological Cancers Support Group
This informal group is open to anyone who is a breast or gynecological cancer survivor – from those newly diagnosed to those who have survived many years. Our main purpose is to give support, comfort and inspiration to one another. Light refreshments will be served.

3rd Tuesday of every month
6-7:15 p.m.
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion, Community Education Room, 1st Floor
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg
 

Existing Support Groups for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Strength in Numbers – Perry County
Speak with others who have gone through or are going through treatment for cancer. Men and women of all ages and all types of journeys with cancer are welcome—including caregivers and loved ones. Light refreshments are served.
 
Second Tuesday of every month 
6:30-7:30 p.m. 
New Bloomfield Firehouse 
23 W. High Street, New Bloomfield 

For more information, contact the PinnacleHealth OneLine: (717) 231-8900.



SPOHNC - Support for Persons with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer 
Second Wednesday of every month
6 p.m.
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion, Community Education Room, 1st Floor
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg

The contact person for this support group is Debra K Witwer, RN, BSW and can be reached at  (717) 724-6772.
 


Thrive! Cancer Support Group for Women of All Ages 
Thrive! is a member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer – from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease, to those undergoing treatment, to those who have been cured ... as well as those family members and friends who are affected as caregivers.

PinnacleHealth Tristán Radiology Specialists
4518 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg 

For more information, contact Jacquie Luchi at: (717) 652-1438 X4150
 


Young Cancer Survivors Group
The Young Cancer Support Group is reserved for young women who are 45 years old or younger when they were first diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
7-9 p.m.
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion, Community Education Room, 1st Floor
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg

Please contact Cecily Lamb at (717) 657-7132 with any questions.


For online support, join one of our Online Discussion Groups at www.pinnaclehealth.org/cancer-support.  Get advice from other members and our Nurse Navigators.
 
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