Cancer Education Center

Welcome to the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center page. Our goal is to empower patients and their supporters to become active partners in their health care by providing relevant information, increasing knowledge and learning from one another’s experiences. Follow the Cancer Education Center page and stay up-to-date as we post accurate and timely cancer-related information on topics such as cancer prevention, risks, treatments, clinical trials, end-of-life care and survivorship. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to help.

 

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Rochester Area Support Groups:

Brain Tumor Support Group

Meets third Saturday of the month

10:00 a.m. - noon

Sandra J. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester, MN

Contact: www.brainstogetherforacure.org

Individuals are encouraged to share ideas and gather support from others managing similar brain tumor issues.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets first Wednesday of the month

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Sandra J. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester, MN

Contacts: Cyndie Kahn, 507-421-7962 or bigwheller10@aol.com

Sue Whitcomb, 507-358-6376 or seawhit@aol.com

During this peer support group, people with breast cancer can share their experiences and emotions.  Sponsored by Join the Journey.

Brighter Tomorrows

Meets first Tuesday of each month

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church, 800 East Silver Lake Drive, Rochester, MN

Contact: www.brightertomorrowshope.org

This support group offers a meeting place for families of children with cancer to share experiences, meet others facing similar challenges and gain strength from one another.  A light meal is served, organized activities are provided for children, and adults have time to share with one another in a private and safe setting.

Melanoma Support Group

Meets second Tuesday of each month

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Gonda Building, 10th Floor, Panitch Seminar Room (10-160)

Contact: Heidi Turner 507-266-3172 or 507-358-1102 or turner.heidi@mayo.edu

This support group is for patients with melanoma and their family members/caregivers.  Join us to learn about melanoma from guest speakers and share experiences with each other.  Refreshments are provided.

Multiple Myeloma Sharing Sessions

Meets third Saturday of the month: No meeting in December 10:00 a.m. - noon

Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN

Contacts: rochester@imfsupport.org or www.mmss.myeloma.org

Individuals with multiple myeloma and their families are encouraged to attend this informal support group.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Meets second Wednesday of the month

noon- 1:30 p.m.

 

Baldwin Building, Fourth Avenue SW, Rochester, MN street level, room 1-507

Contact: rvetter@mayo.edu

Individuals with prostate cancer and their families are invited to this support group, which includes informal discussions and speakers.

Tomorrow's Chapter - Bereavement Support for the Days to Come

Meets second Thursday of the month

6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Grief and Education Support Center, 1696 Greenview Drive, SW Rochester, MN

Contact: www.brightertomorrowshope.org

This support group offers a meeting place for families who have experienced the loss of a child to cancer.  It encourages families to share experiences, meet others facing similar challenges, and gain strength from one another.  Each meeting is facilitated by a professional grief therapist and a light meal is provided.

Young Women's Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets second Monday of the month

7:00 p.m.

Sandra J. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester, MN

Contacts: Lisa Halverson 507-254-4141, Sharon Lin 507-271-3618, Danise Nelson 919-673-5582

This support group focuses on topics relevant to young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  It is an opportunity to meet other young breast cancer survivors, and gain strength from one another.  It is co-facilitated by a nurse from Mayo Clinic and a breast cancer survivor.  Sponsored by Join the Journey.

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