Attend one of the many support groups available to you and your loved ones.
Breast Cancer Support Group at Frederick Community College
Co-sponsored by the Anne-Lynn Gross Breast Cancer Resource Center and Frederick
Health, the Breast Cancer Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of the
month at 7:00pm in the FCC Classroom/Student Center, H-106D. All breast
cancer survivors, from newly diagnosed to long-term remission/survival
are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact the Anne-Lynn Gross Breast Cancer Resource
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network provides direct support for bladder
cancer patients and their loved ones through the BCAN connection. More
information is available at bcan.org.
Survivors Offering Support (SOS)
SOS is a support program that pairs informed and trained breast cancer
survivor volunteers with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. SOS volunteers
are matched with new patients by similarities of age, lifestyle and stage
of breast cancer. Volunteers share their personal breast cancer experiences
and provide insight and emotional support to new patients.
To speak to a mentor or to learn more about this important program, contact
Denise O’Neill, SOS Volunteer Coordinator at 301-694-5580 ext. 2018 or
Transitions To Wellness Program (SOS)
Want a jumpstart into addressing the challenges of becoming a new breast
cancer survivor? This is a workshop held quarterly designed as a toolkit
to assist you in the important transition from treatment to life as a
breast cancer survivor. Contact Denise O’Neil at 301-694-5580 ext. 2018 or
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group (SPOHNC)
The local chapter of Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
(SPOHNC), Inc. holds monthly meetings offering information, support and
encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, and caregivers in
a friendly and non-threatening forum. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday
of each month from 2-3:30pm at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
Parish Center on Rt. 75/Church St. in Libertytown, MD.
For information, or to register to attend, please contact Judith Churco
at 301-631-8159 or
. Please call to register for each meeting.
Frederick Prostate Cancer Support Group
The prostate cancer support group for both patients and family members
is co-sponsored by Frederick Health and the American Cancer Society. The
group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the James
M Stockman Cancer Institute. Contact Bert Hauver at (240) 566-4715 for