At CentraState, there are several support groups to help cancer patients and their loved ones through the various stages of their journey.
- 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 Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center.
- 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 Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center.
- Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group
- Multiple Myeloma and Mylodysplasia Support Group
- Lymphedema Support Group
- 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. For more information, contact the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center at (732) 308-0570.
Call 855-411-CANCER for more information on cancer support groups at CentraState’s Cancer Center.
Mentor Program – One-on-one support from someone who has been there.
Some patients benefit from listening to others that have completed their care. This shared experience can help reduce any fear and anxiety they have as they begin the treatment process.
That is why CentraState began the Cancer Mentor Program. If you are interested in connecting with newly diagnosed patients who you can share your firsthand experiences with in order to help them cope with their diagnosis and treatment – call us!
How the Mentor Program works:
- Mentors are selected based on things they have in common with the requesting patient, for example diagnosis, age and circumstances.
- Mentors will contact requesting patients by phone. All information will be kept confidential.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please call (732) 303-5290 for more information .