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dr haerrWhy participate in a support group? Why not! Patients may benefit from a support group if they feel alone, feel that no one else has experienced such intense pain, worry about the symptoms they are experiencing, have few people available for support or are hesitant to rely on friends and family.

The following support systems are available to our patients:

Ostomy Support

This group is dedicated to the education, support and rehabilitation of anyone who has undergone ostomy surgery. The group meets the first Thursday of every month. For more information, please call (812) 238-7370.

L.I.F.E. (Living In Full Every Day)

This program is designed to help cancer patients take control of their lives through education, stress reduction, exercise therapy, social activities and spiritual care. The group meets on the second Monday of each month. For more information, please call (812) 238-7957.

S.P.O.H.N.C. (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer)

SPOHNC is a patient-directed support group dedicated to meeting the needs of people who have been diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancer. The group meets monthly and addresses the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of people with oral, head and neck cancer. The group provides encouragement and support to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly forum. Call (812) 238-4521 for more information.

Reach to Recovery

Newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients receive a one on one visit by a breast cancer survivor in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. This is done by physician referral only. For more information, please click here.

I Can Cope Support Group

This is an educational program for patients and their families who are undergoing treatment. Patients and their families can ask questions concerning a variety of topics. This program is done in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. For more information, please click here.

Look Good, Feel Better

Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this support group helps women with makeup and hairstyles. It is open to any woman in the Wabash Valley. For more information, please click here.

Breast Cancer Survivors Group

This Wabash Valley support group provides information on options, emotional support and coping mechanisms to women who currently have or have had breast cancer. Positive concepts are stressed. Call 812-238-4521.

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