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Patient Support Groups
Studies have shown that support groups are very beneficial for the survival and quality of life for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The following resources are available to cancer patients and their families in the Ocala area:
Cancer Resource Room
Located in the Florida Cancer Affiliates' Main Ocala office, this room offers patients an array of free products for their cancer journey, including wigs, blankets, hats, port covers, pillows and more. This is open to the public for anyone that has a need because of cancer. 433 SW 10th Street in Ocala.
Sisterhood Of Survivors
This is a monthly meeting for breast cancer survivors to share their experience and be informed and educated on treatments and treatments available during their journey. This is offered the LAST Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm at Ocala West United Church, 9330 SW 105th Street in Ocala. For more information, contact 352-291-6904.
Cancer Education Series
The Cancer Alliance of Marion County offers quarterly educational programs to inform medical professions and patients of the many aspects of cancer care. There will be an opportunity to mingle as both patients and professionals share knowledge and insight together. Seating is limited and dinner is provided. For more information, contact 352-401-1534
Multiple Myeloma – You are not alone!
Support group for all interested patients, care givers, family members and friends are encouraged to join. The Stomping Out Myeloma Support Group meets every second Saturday of each month at 11:00am at the Howard Academy, 306 NW 7th Avenue in Ocala. For more information, please contact 352-671-3060.
Particpants in these groups support each other, identify with one another, and gain some added strength from a relaxed comfortable group setting. During these meetings, participants are encouraged to vent their feelings and share their experiences, but coming to listen can often be helpful too. Participants continually experience many healing connections and positive experiences during this important time together.