Cancer Support Groups
UAB Medicine – The Cancer Center at RMC understands that going through the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a trying time for patients and their families. Our support groups are designed to help address the physical and emotional aspects of dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
T.O.U.C.H. (Today Our Understanding of Cancer is Hope)
T.O.U.C.H offers support to cancer survivors, their family and loved ones. This is a community-lead group that provides a time for patients and their families to share their experiences in a safe and comfortable environment. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Professional Building at RMC.
I Can Cope
The American Cancer Society’s free, interactive I Can Cope online classes are a quick and convenient way to get the answers you need, when you need them. Each session highlights a different topic including: treating cancer pain, eating healthy during and after treatment, understanding cancer and treatment fundamentals. The online classes have video, audio, and interactive quizzes. Links to more detailed information and related topics are also available. To take the online class, go to www.cancer.org/onlineclasses
Look Good...Feel Better!
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn’t have to take away her self confidence. Look Good...Feel Better is a free workshop that teaches beauty techniques to women in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
At UAB Medicine - The Cancer Center at RMC, we understand that cancer is an emotional journey as well as a physical journey. That’s why we offer Courage Companions to help our newly diagnosed patients deal with their experience and provide one-on-one, peer-to-peer emotional support.
For meeting dates and additional information on these support groups, please contact the Enrichment Services office at 256-329-7145.