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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