Complementary Cancer Care

Social Support

Support Comes In Many Forms

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Free Cancer Support and Open Discussion Groups

Just Drop in – No Registration Needed

Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers benefit from the support of others with similar cancer experiences. Our general cancer support and open discussion groups are for all men and women touched by the disease. Even though you may receive support from friends and family, joining a support group provides you with an opportunity to be with people who are likely to provide you with a profound understanding of what you are going through, because they have similar feelings, worries, everyday problems, treatment decisions, or treatment side effects. 

Unless a guest speaker / topic / special population is specified, our groups are available to anyone dealing with cancer in an open discussion format.

Cancer Caregiver Support Group
First Tuesday of the Month 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunflower House, 777 Merritt Island Causeway, Suite 201, Merritt Island (located in Merritt Square Mall next to JC Penney)


General Cancer Support Group
Second Friday of the Month 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Hobbs Pharmacy, 133 N. Banana River Dr, Merritt Island


Cancer Care Café
Third Monday of the Month 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
No registration needed. Drop in by logging into Zoom at any point during the scheduled time.

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Brevard Breast Cancer Support Group – Live In-Person
Third Tuesday of the Month 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Hobbs Pharmacy, 133 N. Banana River Dr, Merritt Island

Cancer Survivor Workshop: Educate & Empower

A special 8-week education and discussion series for newly diagnosed and in-treatment survivors

We will try to coordinate the next workshop series around the schedule of interested participants. Please [send us an email / or contact us] if you’d like to participate and we will contact you.

Self-Exploration, Support, Education, and Discussion
Mondays – 11:30 to 1:00
Held in the Spring and Fall

Maintaining quality of life and sense of control are proven factors to improve one’s emotional health during cancer treatments. But how do you manage this when you are feeling so stressed and uncertain?  This workshop is for people recently diagnosed or undergoing cancer treatment who want to explore and process the emotional impact of their cancer experience.

We will offer practical information and demonstrate helpful coping methods and self-care practices that will educate and empower you to a strong recovery! Bring your questions and concerns, or just come with an open mind ready to listen and learn from experts and each other. Reflection activities and discussion will cover a different topic each week. To receive maximum benefit from this holistic approach to cancer care and to keep cohesion with the small group, we ask that you commit to attending all or most of the 8 sessions.

WEEKLY TOPICS:  to include guest speakers, Q&A, and open discussion:

Week 1 – Self-Discovery / Healing / Empowerment (intro)

Week 2 – Emotional Health & Support

Week 3 – Physical Health 

Week 4 – Practical Matters: Insurance, Finances, Employment 

Week 5 – Mind-Body Exercise 

Week 6 – Nutrition 

Week 7 – Express Yourself: Writing, Art, Social Support – with social worker Christina Tecson

Week 8 – Vision Board Creation Activity & Open Discussion- with social worker Christina Tecson

Don’t forget to register for all 8 classes in the series!  But don’t worry if you miss the start of this series, you can still join us!

For questions about this series please email Christina at info@compcancercare.org

Cancer Survivor Workshop: Renew & Rediscover

A special 8-week education and discussion series for those who have completed active treatment

Renew & Rediscover, Support, Education, and Discussion
Mondays – 11:30 to 1:00
Held in the Spring and Fall

This workshop is for people who want to explore and process the emotional impact of their cancer experiences, ideally those who have completed active treatment.  Participants will be requested to read the book “Picking up the Pieces: Moving Forward After Surviving Cancer,” which we will provide. 

Bring your questions and concerns, or just come with an open mind ready to listen and learn from experts and each other. To receive maximum benefit from this holistic approach to cancer care and to keep cohesion with the small group, we ask that you commit to attending all or most of the 8 sessions.

Reflection activities and discussion will cover a different topic each week:  to include guest speakers, Q&A, and open discussion:

Week 1 – Self-Discovery / Healing / Empowerment (intro)

Week 2 – Physical Hhealth and Cchanges

Week 3 – Emotions and Spirituality

Week 4 – Social Relationships

Week 5 – Grief

Week 6 – Moving Forward

Week 7 – Express Yourself: Writing, Art, Social Support – with social worker Christina Tecson

Week 8 – Vision Board Creation Activity & Open Discussion- with social worker Christina Tecson

Don’t forget to register for all 8 classes in the series!  But don’t worry if you miss the start of this series, you can still join us!

For questions about this series please email Christina at info@compcancercare.org

If you have specific questions or concerns that you prefer not to address in a group format, please contact us to schedule a phone call or online meeting.

Our support group facilitator, Christina Tecson, a cancer survivor and social worker, will contact you. She or a peer volunteer will assist you to utilize your social support system and navigate the appropriate services available to you, both within our organization, as well as in the community.  Christina is also available for individual mental health or supportive counseling.

In these days of social isolation please know that a friend is just a call away. Contact us to schedule a “check in” phone call with a peer or volunteer.

Contact us at info@compcancercare.org


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