Every person diagnosed with cancer embarks on a journey that is unique—no two people share the same experience. How people cope after diagnosis, during treatment and afterward are also different for each individual. One common thread is the need for a support system.
The Tatman Cancer Center at CRMC offers a support group to help meet the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers, who are a vital part of the healing process. Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have undergone treatment years ago, we invite you to join us to listen and share.
Open for both men and women who have experienced all types of cancer, this support group is very informal, and is facilitated by a cancer survivor. Caregivers are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Sometimes a speaker is brought in to talk about some aspect of cancer. Many times, the group just has informal discussion. It helps to learn that others go through similar experiences and have the same questions, and it helps to know that you are not alone.
The support group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (Use B Elevators to get to the fourth floor).
American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program
CRMC also participates in The American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program, a free service that teaches cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. The program offers free tips and training on wig care, scarf and hat use, skin care, and nail care, and all participants will receive a free makeup kit.
If you have any questions about the cancer support group, please contact Vicky Portwood at 620-252-1606.