Cancer Support Groups
Coping with cancer is often a difficult journey—physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is committed to minimizing overall cancer distress, as well as helping patients and families adjust to the many life changes cancer can bring. We offer many education and support programs for individuals, families and groups to assist in the fight against cancer.
Individual/Family Counseling and Education
Oncology-certified nurse educators, care coordinators, and oncology social workers are available at no charge on an inpatient and outpatient basis from the point of diagnosis and throughout the illness experience.
Cancer Resource Libraries
The Cancer Resource Centers offer books, brochures, and articles.
Individual Nutritional Counseling
Individual nutritional assessment and educational services are available through a registered, licensed dietitian. These services focus on the unique eating and nutritional challenges faced by people living with cancer and their families. Goals of counseling are to maximize the body’s ability to respond to cancer treatment and minimize nutritionally-related distress from side effects of treatment.
Florida Hospital is unique in its emphasis on spirituality and the role it plays in physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. We recognize that comprehensive healthcare embraces the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Spiritual support is provided at no charge by chaplains whose primary purpose is to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families while respecting their beliefs. In the hospital, ask a nurse to dial “0” for the operator to request this one-on-one support.
Support Groups by Campus
Florida Hospital DeLand
For more information or to RSVP 24 hours in advance prior to each meeting, call (386) 943-7160.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
For more information or to RSVP 24 hours in advance prior to each meeting, call (386) 917-5850.
Please Note: The Survivorship Support Group is no longer available.
Florida Hospital Flagler
For more information or to RSVP 24 hours in advance prior to each meeting call Karen Grant at 386-586-2065.
Look Good, Feel Better
Patients are required to register in advance for this group, which meets the last Monday of February, April, June, August and October
Thrive Men's Group
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9AM-10AM in Classroom D
Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5PM-7PM in Classroom D
SPOHNC Head, Neck & Oral Cancer Support Group
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 4PM-5:30PM in Classroom D
Multiple Myeloma Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3:30PM-4:30PM
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
All of our support groups meet at:
Cancer Institute of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
224 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
For any questions about support groups, please contact our oncology social worker by calling (386) 231-4018.
Living with Cancer
Whether you’re a patient, survivor or caregiver, this is your opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer in a group of people who can inspire, relate to and support you along your journey. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 3:00 to 4:00PM in the LG Conference room. Registration is not required.
Look Good, Feel Better
Women undergoing cancer treatments can still feel comfortable with the way they look. During this session, our trained cosmetologist teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets the first Monday of every other month from 1:00 to 3:00PM in the large conference room. Registration is required; please call the American Cancer Society at 1(800) 227-2345 to register.
Art In Healing
Expressing emotions is central to healing. Patient and caregivers now have a new outlet for recovery through our Art in Therapy program. Professional art facilitators from the Ormond Memorial Art Museum will lead us in topics ranging from painting and sketching to crafts and photography. All levels are welcome. This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month, excluding summer months, from 3:00 to 4:00PM in the large conference room. Space is limited. Registration is required; please call 1(800) 231-2229 to register.