Cancer Center Support Groups

Breast Cancer

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group

A monthly support group for women who have experienced breast cancer with the opportunity to meet other women at different stages of recovery and survivorship. The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from noon until 1:30 p.m. A light lunch is provided. To register, call 516-8500 or e-mail to Rhonda Reese, mailto:rhonda.reese@stvhs.com.

New Beginnings (Breast Cancer)

Join us for a talk on coping with cognitive effects of cancer and cancer treatments with Kristen Triebel.

When:             Thursday, August 18 from 11 – 1:00 pm

Where:            4th Floor Conference Room, The Kirlin Clinic

Contact:           (205) 801-7907 or newbeginningssupportgroup@uabmc.edu

Forge Share in Blount County

Breast cancer support for patients, survivors and caregivers living in Blount County, AL

When:              2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm

Where:            Warrior, AL.

Contact:           Megan Sisk 205-838-6158 or megan.sisk@stvhs.com

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Gynecological Cancers

CanSurvive (Gyn Cancers) Offered 2 times and at different locations
Support group for ovarian, cervical, endometrial, uterine and other gynecological cancers.
When:              3rd Friday of the month, 12 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Where:            American Cancer Society, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 201, Birmingham, Alabama

When:              3rd Sunday of the month, Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Refreshments provided)
Where:            Homewood Public Library, Room 101, 1721 Oxmoor Road

Homewood, Alabama
Contact:           (205) 934-7509, Cansurvivebham@gmail.com

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Head and Neck Cancer

St. Vincent’s Head & Neck Support: Open to patients, survivors and caregivers

When:              3rd Tuesday Each Month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where:            St. Vincent’s Birmingham: Bruno Cancer Center

Contact:           Louis Josof (205) 939-7884

UAB Head and Neck Cancer Support Group for patients, survivors and caregivers

When:              Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Where:            UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, WTI 101 (Training Room)

1824 6th Avenue South, Birmingham

Contact:           Lisa Clemons (205) 934-9714 or lkclemons@uabmc.edu

Online Head and Neck Support

Visit: http://www.spohnc.org/

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All Cancers

Bereavement: Support for those who have lost a loved one

When:              1st Monday of Each Month, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Where:            St. Vincent’s Birmingham: Bruno Cancer Center

Contact:           Louis Josof (205) 939-7884

Bone Marrow Transplant Support (BMT)

Dates/Times/Topics to be announced.  For more information, contact Nel Williams at (205) 996-9449.

Camp Bluebird

This retreat offers a unique experience for adult cancer patients by promoting a sense of well-being among campers, teaching them how to live with cancer and cancer treatments, and providing them with a time for listening and learning, sharing and caring, and rest and relaxation. The three-day, two-night camp is held twice each year and is free-of-charge to the camper. Call 205- 930-2217 or e-mail to Katherine.puckett@gmail.com for more information.

Caregivers Support Group

Get caregiving tips, advice, and support with Caring.com’s online support groups. Connect with those who understand what you’re going through. Share, vent, laugh, and feel less alone. Open for all cancer diagnoses.

When:              2nd Wednesday Each Month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where:            St. Vincent’s Birmingham: Bruno Cancer Center

Contact:           Louis Josof (205) 939-7884

Support Group for All Cancers

This group is open to patients, survivors and caregivers.

When:              1st Tuesday Each Month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where:            St. Vincent’s Birmingham: Bruno Conference Center

Contact:           Louis Josof (205) 939-7884

Leukemia / Lymphoma Support Group

This support group is open to patients, survivors and caregivers.

When:              1st Wednesday Each Month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where:            St. Vincent’s Birmingham: Bruno Cancer Center

Contact:           Louis Josof (205) 939-7884

Prostate Cancer Support Group

This support group is open to patients, survivors and caregivers.

When:              2nd Tuesday of the Month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where:            St. Vincent’s Birmingham: Bruno Cancer Center

Contact:           Louis Josof (205) 939-7884

 

 

Restorative Yoga: offered 2 days a week!
Gentle, restorative yoga for cancer survivors. Class space is limited. Registration and permission from your physician to participate are required.
When:             Wednesdays 12:15-1:30 p.m. and Thursdays 5:45-7 p.m.
Where:            Embody Practice Center
Contact:           Diane Wood, dianewood@uabmc.edu (205) 934.4462

Cost:                $50 for 10-week session (scholarships are available)

The Semi-Colon Club

Colon cancer support group.

When:              3rd Thursday from 6:30 – 8pm

Where:            Homewood Library

Contact:           Jacky Turner, jacky.turner@rumpshaker5k.com or call (205) 613-4341.

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SPECIAL SUPPORT EVENTS

Casting for Recovery: a Free, 2-day Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors

Open to all ages and all stages of breast treatment and recovery.  This is not a UAB sponsored event.

When:            September 22 – 24, 2017

Where:           Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center, Gallant, AL.

Register:        (888) 553-3500

Writing through Cancer: When life hurts, writing helps.

Cancer survivors can find solace and purpose in writing about their experiences with cancer. Lead by professional writer, Lucy Jaffe, and storyteller, Elizabeth Vander Camp, you’ll learn how to use expressive writing as therapy to get through the trauma, pain and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis. You do not need experience or materials. Space is limited, so register soon!

When:            September 27– November 1, Wednesday Evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm,

Where:           UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, ROOM WTI 220

Contact:         tgw318@uab.edu

Think Well Seminar: Healthy Living to Improve Cognitive Function

When: October 14, 11 am – 1 pm

Where: Holiday Inn, 5750 AL-44 , Guin, AL 35563

Contact:  Jacqueline Vo 205-934-7580 or Sabrena handley88@centurytel.net

For more information: http://www.thinkwell.tips/event/think-well-seminar-guin/

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