Cancer Survivorship2018-06-12T13:38:01-04:00

As a cancer survivor, adopting healthy habits can help you manage treatment side effects and reduce your risk for other chronic diseases. When you begin to make healthy lifestyle changes, you may develop a renewed sense of self-care and well-being.

There are several cancer support groups to help patients and their loved ones through the various stages of their journey. The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState also offers an annual Cancer Survivor’s Day to celebrate life and survivorship.

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Breast Cancer Support Group: For anyone, during any stage of cancer or survivorship. Meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState.

Colorectal Cancer Self-Help Group: For anyone affected by colorectal cancer—during any stage of cancer or survivorship, caregivers and family members. Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState.

Leukemia/Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Support Group: Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, Conference Center Room B. Please register prior to meeting by contacting the CentraState Cancer Center hotline at 1-855-411-CANCER.

Lymphedema Support Group: Meetings are held on a Wednesday four times per year from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. This meeting is for anyone who is experiencing Lymphedema or at risk for developing Lymphedema, whether in treatment or not. Family members are welcome to attend.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: The Prostate Cancer Support Groups is for men at any stage of Prostate Cancer, just diagnosed and determining which treatment to choose, at the end of treatment or those with ongoing disease, to speak with others having experienced the unique nature of Prostate Cancer. Periodic guest speakers present the most up to date information on prevention and treatment. The group meets on the last Monday of the month at 7:30 in the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center.

Yoga for Cancer: Practicing yoga can positively affect your body and mind from the first cancer diagnosis through post-treatment. The guided breathing and simple meditation helps to decrease pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety. In addition, yoga can reduce your heart rate, lower blood pressure and ease respiration. Classes are held on Thursday evenings from 4-5 p.m.