University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute | UCCI

Contact and Appointments: (513) 475-8500

Support Groups

General Cancer Support Group

 

This support group is offered through a collaborative partnership between West Chester Hospital and Cancer Support Community. The support group is open to all cancer patients, family members, caregivers and survivors — and anyone who has been affected by cancer. The purpose of this group meeting is to connect and share with others who are also experiencing personal journeys with cancer. All group sessions are hosted by a licensed mental health professional. Registration is not required.

  • General WCH Cancer Support Group (CSC partnership): (513) 791-4060
    • Date: Third Wednesday of the month
    • Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Location: West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069, in the Sleep Medicine Center conference room
    • Contact: Cancer Support Community,rirwin@cancer-support.org
  • Head & Neck Cancer: (513) 584-8548
    • Date & Time: Third Thursday of the month; time rotates based on location of group
    • Location(s): UC Health Physicians Office – Clifton OR West Chester Hospital
    • Contact: Hannah Hartig, MSW, LISW,Hartig@uchealth.com  (UCH SW)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer and Lung Cancer: (513) 584-6574
  • Acoustic Neuroma Support Group: (513) 831-0336
    • Date & Time: Twice/year
    • Location: Various sites
    • Contact Alice Wedding,aj2mydad@yahoo.com
  • Look Good, Feel Better Program (1-800-227-2345)
    • Free program for women undergoing cancer treatment, where specially trained volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup, skin care, nail care, and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans, and scarves.
    • Location/Time: Various sites around town
    • Contact Info: UCH will no longer host this on site due to poor attendance, however all SW refer patients to the program using the flyer provided by ACS. (See attached pdf)
  • Other Ancillary Service Information
    • Dedicated ACS Navigator on site (Contact is Julie Behan, 584-2634, orbehan@cancer.org) Our patients have 24 hour access also available via 1-800-227-2345. She is located off the 2nd floor lobby of the Barrett Cancer Center. Services include:
      • Rides to treatment
      • Emotional support
      • Organizing info
      • Lodging
      • Financial support
      • Free wigs
      • Information on all types of cancer
      • Health insurance info assistance
    • The American Cancer Society offers the attached program for Lodging
    • Palliative Care (OP contact (513) 584-2400, IP contact (513) 584-8181) includes service such as:
      • Difficult conversations with loved ones and family conferences
      • Pain and symptom management (dyspnea, anxiety, nausea, delirium, etc.)
      • Advance care planning