Survivorship and Supportive Care
Survivorship and Supportive Care
Education and Support Groups
Learning is part of healing
We’ve created educational and informational experiences to support you at every step.
Whether you’re newly diagnosed with cancer, currently in active treatment, or living your new normal as a survivor, education is an important part of your journey. Our expert doctors and the members of your care team at OhioHealth Cancer Care have developed these resources to make sure you, your family and your caregivers have the information you need.
Cancer survivors face physical, psychological and social challenges related to their treatment. And the health needs of cancer survivors are different from those who’ve never faced a cancer diagnosis.
To meet the unique needs of our ever-growing number of survivors, we’re proud to introduce our Cancer Care Lecture Series, educational discussions for survivors on the topics of their interest.
Education from national organizations
Explore this list of resources on cancer-related information for patients, caregivers and families.
Local and national support organizations
Explore this list of resources on cancer-related support for patients, caregivers and families.
Colorectal cancer support group
This support group is for patients diagnosed with colon and rectal cancers and their caregivers, led by a nurse navigator and social worker. Meetings are held monthly at OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center.
Classes and support groups
To review the wide range of cancer-related education, support opportunities and classes we provide, view the classes section of our website, or talk with your patient navigator.
Newly Diagnosed Support Group Series
In partnership with Cancer Support Community
Getting diagnosed with cancer is an experience that brings up many questions and emotions. Support groups can help you find the answers you’re looking for, and connect you with people who understand what you’re going through. Research also shows that participating in a professionally led support group decreases distress, improves quality of life, and may increase your potential of long-term survival.
Our free, six-week, virtual support group series for newly diagnosed patients and their families explores a variety of topics, including:
- First Steps After You’re Diagnosed: Learning a New Language – Wednesday, April 14, 6 p.m.
- Resources to Partner with Your Healthcare Team – Wednesday, April 21, 6 p.m.
- Communicating with Your Family Through Cancer – Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m.
- Coping with Side Effects – Wednesday, May 5, 6 p.m.
- Proper Nutrition and Staying Active – Wednesday, May 12, 6 p.m.
- Managing the Emotions of Cancer – Wednesday, May 19, 6 p.m.
NEXT SESSION DATES
- First Steps After You’re Diagnosed: Learning a New Language – Wednesday, June 2, 6 p.m.
- Resources to Partner with Your Healthcare Team – Wednesday, June 9, 6 p.m.
- Communicating with Your Family Through Cancer – Wednesday, June 16, 6 p.m.
- Coping with Side Effects – Wednesday, June 23, 6 p.m.
- Proper Nutrition and Staying Active – Wednesday, June 30, 6 p.m.
- Managing the Emotions of Cancer – Wednesday, July 7, 6 p.m.
You are welcome to join the group at any point in the series.
Visit CancerSupportOhio.org/OhioHealth or call Cancer Support Community at (614) 884-HOPE (4673). The series is free, but you must register to get a secure Zoom link for each virtual event.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, in-person classes, support groups and other services may be postponed, held virtually or unavailable.
For more information on any of these groups or services,
please contact OhioHealth CancerCall at 1 (800) 752.9119, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.