Lexington Medical Center offers a number of support groups for patients with cancer. Meeting with fellow cancer patients and families can help alleviate stress and depression, and educate families about their cancer journey. The support groups are also free for anyone to attend, even if they did not receive their cancer treatment at Lexington Medical Center.
The first group is called "Coping with Cancer Together." It's for anyone diagnosed with cancer and meets at the hospital on Wednesday mornings.
The second group is "Sharing Hope." It's for women with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. With the group run by a Lexington Medical Center breast cancer nurse navigator, patients gather and draw support from others.
This month, WLTX came to a Sharing Hope meeting to learn more about how the group helps patients. Here is the story.
Lexington Medical Center offers other support groups, too. To learn more about them, visit the support group page.