An important part of the healing process while going through cancer treatment is having the support of others. Support groups can provide valuable support from people who are undergoing a similar situation. Willis-Knighton Cancer Center offers several free support and educational programs.
General Cancer Support Group
This group is designed to assist patients and caregivers as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by patients with cancer. Lunch provided. Space limited. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.
Bereavement Support Group – Adult
This support group is designed to offer encouragement to those who have lost a loved one. Meetings are held on Thurdays at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Willis-Knighton Hospice of Louisiana. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.
Bereavement Support Group – Child
This group is designed to help children and adolescents struggling with the death of a loved one. Meetings are held on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. by appointment in the Willis-Knighton Hospice of Louisiana. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.
This workshop is designed to assist patients and families find resources on symptom control through medications, nutritious eating tips and lifestyle changes that will be of value during and after treatment. Each month we will focus on a new symptom. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.
Transplant Support Group
This workshop provides the pre-transplant kidney and liver patients and their caregivers with information about the Transplant Center, patient responsibilities, and concerns often faced by transplant patients. This education class is mandatory for transplant patients and they must attend one only annually. Failure to attend could result in waitlist status being changed to inactive until the patient attends an educational session. For more information please contact the Regional Transplant Center Social Worker at (318) 212-8674.
Lymphedema Support Group
This is a monthly support group for lymphedema patients and their caregivers. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.
Look Good, Feel Better
This two hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care/make-up application lesson, demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss and nail techniques. Patients also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits in their appropriate skin tones with helpful instruction booklets. FREE. Reservations required, lunch included. PLEASE CALL 1-800-227-2345 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.
Men to Men: Support Group for Men with Cancer This educational workshop gives cancer patients and their loved ones information on prostate related issues that will be of value before, during and after cancer treatment. Patients and caretakers will also have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with knowledgeable healthcare professionals. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.
Woman to Woman: Caring For The Mind , Body & Spirit
An educational program to give female cancer patient's information on issues unique to their treatments and side effects. Patients will also have the opportunity to discuss their concern with different healthcare providers.Free, Lunch provided. Reservations Required, Space limited. You can register online or by calling (318) 212-8225.