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The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute proudly offers the following support groups:  Download our Support Group Flyer

 

Body Image Cancer Support Group

Patients that are diagnosed with cancer, face many challenges. Body image is no exception. For a cancer patient, body image is more of a battle for regaining ones identity, both physically and emotionally. This group will allow patients to process their feelings about body changes as well as learn coping mechanisms to address body image, disfigurement, and/ or dissatisfaction. The group is facilitated by licensed health care professionals to address personal concerns and issues. 

Breast Cancer Support Group

For women diagnosed with breast cancer, Florida Hospital offers a monthly support group facilitated by a licensed health care professional. This group addresses the emotional and practical concerns experienced while under treatment, as well as post-treatment survivorship.

Eating Well During Treatment

The Center for Nutritional Excellence and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute have partnered to provide nutritional information for patients during all stages of treatment. The group is facilitated by a Registered Dietitian at Florida Hospital.

Eden: The Spa for Image Discovery

For the woman facing life's most delicate challenges, FHCI offers a calming atmosphere where she can explore resources to meet those challenges with strength, dignity, sensitivity and faith: Eden. Located on the ground floor of the FHCI in Orlando, Eden presents an array of services and products including post-mastectomy breast forms, specialty bras, wigs and designer headwear, massages, facials, manicures and more. For a full description of products and services, click here.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group (R.O.S.E.)

Reaching Others through Support and Education (R.O.S.E.) is an ongoing group offering support and education for women, friends and family affected by gynecological cancers. The group is facilitated by gynecologic oncology health care professionals.

Head and Neck Support Group

The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute has partnered with Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) to hold monthly meetings offering information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum.

Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month
1:30-3:00 pm

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute-Winter Park Campus
2100 Glenwood Drive, Suite 101
Winter Park, FL 32792

For more information, call: 407-646-7785

I Can Cope Program

I Can Cope® is a structured educational program for adults with cancer and their family members and friends. 

 I Can Cope® classes are available online at www.cancer.org/onlineclasses

Individual/Family Counseling and Education

Our oncology social workers are Licensed Clinical Social Workers who assist patients and their families through the emotional and practical challenges often associated when diagnosed with cancer. For more information, click here.

Look Good, Feel Better

The FHCI and the American Cancer Society have partnered to offer adult female patients a free makeover by a trained and licensed cosmetologist. This makeover may include makeup application, eyebrow and eyelash techniques, scarf draping and turban wrapping based on your individual needs.

Nutritional Counseling

Individual nutritional assessment and education services are available by a registered, licensed dietician. These services focus on the unique eating and nutritional challenges faced by people living with cancer. The goal is to maximize the body's ability to respond to cancer treatment and to minimize nutritionally related distress from side effects of cancer treatment. For more information, click here.

Patient and Caregiver Support Group

Many individuals feel alone in their caregiver role; this ongoing group is facilitated by health care professionals and provides an opportunity to gain support and education from other caregivers who understand these unique challenges.

Patient to Patient Support Program

This program assists in coordinating patients to connect "one on one" with another who has a similar diagnoses or circumstance. For more information, see your oncology social worker in your clinic for details.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The prostate cancer support group helps men cope with prostate cancer by providing education and support for patients and their families. Medical professionals organize these free meetings locally, where speakers and participants learn and share information about how to cope with prostate cancer and its treatment.

Spiritual Support

Florida Hospital recognizes that comprehensive health care embraces the whole person-body, mind, and spirit. Spiritual support is provided by a team of chaplains who are available for the primary purpose of ministering to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and families. If you are seeking pastoral counseling, prayer, a sacrament, or connection to your own religious community, please call (407) 303-1700.

Women's and Girls' Cancer Alliance Lunch Bunch

This group meets on the first Thursday of every other month at the Florida Hospital for Women Orlando - Community Education Classroom, 601 East Rollins Street in Orlando.

Registration is required. RSVP: FloridaHospital.com/WGCA

Request an Appointment

To learn more about the support services provided at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.