NorthBay launches cancer support group

By From page A5 | September 04, 2013

FAIRFIELD — The first meeting of a new cancer support group is scheduled Thursday. It’s organized by NorthBay Cancer Center.

The group will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the first, second and third Thursday of every month at the NorthBay Women’s Health Resource Conference Room, located on the first floor of 1860 Pennsylvania Ave.

“Cancer patients often find that connecting with others who are going through a similar situation can help to reduce stress and improve quality of life,” Magi Philpot, oncology certified medical social worker for NorthBay Cancer Center, said in a prepared release announcing the new support group.

The group is targeted to people who were recently diagnosed with cancer, those who are in treatment and those who are coping with the aftermath of treatment.

Support groups offer more than emotional support, Philpot said. They also provide resources and education, as well as advice from other members on how to cope.

Philpot will co-lead the groups with Keni Horiuchi, an oncology clinical nurse. For more information, call Philpot at 646-4045.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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