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ETMC Cancer Institute

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Support Groups

The East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute provides a comprehensive program of free support groups designed to provide information and offer reassurance to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The trained and caring professionals of the ETMC Cancer Institute and hospitals within the ETMC Regional Healthcare System are there to help throughout the treatment of your disease and beyond. Please feel free to join us at the group meetings listed below.
 
 

Tyler


Cancer Support Group
For cancer patients, survivors, caretakers and family members

ETMC Pavilion Conference Center
801 Clinic Drive, Room 1

Meets on first and third Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Women's Cancer Support Group
For cancer patients, survivors and family members coping with breast or women's cancer


ETMC Cancer Institute Conference Room

Group Leader:
Brenda McBride,
licensed clinical social worker
903-596-3080

Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Us Too Support Group
Support for prostate cancer survivors


September through March

ETMC Pavilion Conference Center
801 Clinic Drive, Room 1

Fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

(No group meetings in November or December)

April-August
Tyler Cancer Center, Northpark Building
910 East Houston, Room 100

Fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Group Leader:
Ben McFadden
903-561-3433


 Athens

Cancer Support Group


Support for patients and family members

ETMC Athens
2000 Palestine

First and Third Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.

Group Leader: LaQuita Allen 903-592-6152 ext. 121

 


 


Crockett

Cancer Support Group


Support for patients and family members

ETMC Crockett
Conference Room
1100 Loop 304 East

Every Wednesday, Noon to 1 p.m.
Group Leader:
Gerry Sulewski,
936-594-2727

 

 

 

Laryngectomy Support Group

American Cancer Society
1301 S. Broadway

Contact group leader for dates and times

Group Leader:
Joy Mahaffey,
903-596-3330


Craft Classes

Class for patients and family members

Cancer Institute
Second Floor

For more information, call 903-596-5550

Ostomy Support Group
ETMC Nursing Services Classroom, Second Floor, ETMC Tyler

2nd Sunday of each month, except May and December.

Group Leaders: Marie Harris, 903-963-5330 and Ben Lauderdale
903-561-8156


Pittsburg

Cancer Support Group

Support for patients and family members
First Baptist Church
300 Jefferson Street.

Second and Fourth Thursday, 2 P.M.
Group Leader:
Doris Swanner, RN,
903-856-3654  

 

 


 

  Trinity

Cancer Support Group
for patients and family members
ETMC Trinity Conference Room
317 Prospect Drive - First Thursday, Noon to 1 p.m.

Group leader: Gerry Sulewski, 936-594-2727



For more information on cancer programs and support services provided by ETMC, please contact the Cancer Institute at 903-595-5550.