Cancer Support Groups, Events & Programs

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Mercy offers many unique programs in supportive settings for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones.

Upcoming Events

Managing Pain/Neuropathy

Thursday, March 4, from 2 - 3 p.m. Presentation and discussion with question/answer session with Dr. Connie Hayes, DC, CCSP, chiropractic physician and acupuncturist, regarding treatment methods for neuropathy and pain. Register online.  

Cooking Demo with Chef Eric and Dietician Emma Clinkingbeard

Thursday, March 4, form 11 a.m. - Noon. Come join our virtual cooking demo featuring high calorie-high protein, soft recipes for managing poor appetite, difficulty swallowing and fatigue through treatment. Recipes and grocery lists will be sent out prior so you can follow along in your own kitchen. Our registered dietitian will discuss the key ingredients in these recipes while Chef Eric prepares them. Register online.

Breast Cancer Patients: Managing Side Effects of Anti-Hormone Therapy

Thursday, March 18, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Virtual discussion of ways to manage side effects from breast cancer treatment with nurse navigators Laura Hooper and Nicole Gurley. Register online.

Cancer Support Groups

Find a cancer support group that meets your needs:

Breast Cancer Support Group

In partnership with Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis.

An educational and emotionally safe group, in collaboration with Mercy, for women newly-diagnosed and survivors, female family and friends.

Day:  Second Wednesday of the month
Time:  5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location:  David C. Pratt Cancer Center - Cancer Information Center, Suite 1440

Registration is required. Please call 314-251-6400 or 314-238-2000.

Nutrition Support Group

Mercy experts discuss the importance of nutrition and managing nutrition-related side effects through cancer treatment.

Day:  First Wednesday of the month
Time:  5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Registration is required. Please call 314-251-6400

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

If you have been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck, we have a support group for you. Share experiences, get advice, and learn from each other and experts on a variety of topics. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or partner.

Day:  Fourth Thursday of the month
Time:  5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location:  David C. Pratt Cancer Center - Cancer Information Center, Suite 1440.

Registration is required. Questions - please call 314-251-6400

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

Join other thyroid cancer survivors to share experiences and get advice.

Day:  Third Saturday of each month
Time:  10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:  David C. Pratt Cancer Center - First Floor Conference Room

Registration is required. For more information, e-mail StLouis-MO@thyca.org, or call 314-974-5804.

Prostate Cancer Support/Networking Group

In partnership with Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis.

This group features speakers and follow-up discussions on important topics such as treatment options, quality of life, incontinence, intimacy concerns and fear of recurrence.

Day:  First Thursday of the month
Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location:  David C. Pratt Cancer Center - Cancer Information Center, Suite 1440
Registration is required. For more information, call 314-251-6400.

Lymphedema Support Group

Meetings are run by a certified lymphedema therapist with Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Location:  David C. Pratt Cancer Center - First Floor Conference Room
Registration is required. For more information, call 636-256-5200.

Spiritual Care for Cancer Patients

Our highly-trained chaplains provide spiritual care for cancer patients and immediate family members at no cost. Pastoral Services are available at 314-251-6470 or with Chaplain Susan Stucco at 314-330-3664.

Day / Time:  Available by appointment only.
Location:  Chaplain Susan Stucco offers appointments at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center.

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