Comprehensive, compassionate support for you and your loved ones, as you cope with practical, social, emotional, and spiritual concerns.
Virtual Support Groups for Cancer Patients
If you are going through cancer treatment during this difficult time, we invite you to participate in virtual support groups facilitated by our oncology social workers.
Middlesex Health is home to a multidisciplinary team of licensed clinical social workers, a psychiatric APRN, and a chaplain. These expert caregivers work in close coordination with your physicians, Nurse Navigators, and other providers. They also maintain well-established connections in the community, to ensure that you can be connected to the resources you need to cope with a wide range of concerns.
Fighting cancer can take its toll—not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit, as well. Distress is a normal response when you or someone you love receives a diagnosis of cancer.
Distress covers a wide range of emotions, including powerlessness, anger, sadness, fear, depression, anxiety, and panic. In addition to your emotions, distress may also affect your thoughts and behavior. Many people describe this as "not feeling like themselves."
Distress may become apparent in a number of areas of your life. It is not unusual to find yourself suddenly having to deal with:
- practical concerns: work, financial, insurance, transportation issues
- family problems: relationship changes with your partner and/or children
- emotional problems: depression, anxiety, mood changes, fatigue, insomnia
- spiritual/religious concerns: grief, guilt, loss of faith, loss of contact with a higher power or meaning
- physical problems
We can help you cope with these challenges. Licensed clinical social workers, a psychiatric APRN, and a chaplain are available to provide support to patients and their loved ones when they need it. These services can be accessed individually, as a family, or through support groups.
Coping with cancer is difficult enough without having to worry about how to pay for treatment, but financial pressures are a real issue for many patients. For those with financial concerns, our licensed clinical social worker can help guide you through the system to locate agencies and organizations that may provide assistance.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, our cancer support groups are a great place to go for some extra emotional support. They’re open to all patients, families, and friends. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Join us for a support group geared towards patients who are dealing with Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma challenges and concerns.
- Generally, meets monthly on the first Thursday from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, but visit our Classes & Events page for the latest information.