Social Services

Supportive Services

The mission of the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center’s team of licensed clinical social workers is to provide supportive services that assist cancer patients and their families along the continuum of care.

They work in collaboration with the entire team to offer services designed to teach patients and their families how to cope with the emotional aspects of a cancer diagnosis, including counseling, education, referral services, complementary services and support groups.

Social services such as transportation, wigs and prosthetic devices, financial and disability assistance, and home care are also available.

Community Medical Center Support Groups

Download the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center Support Group FlyerPDF

Community Medical Center sponsors or hosts a broad spectrum of cancer-related support groups that are led by professionals in their fields. These sessions, which are held regularly at times and locations as listed below, bring people together to discuss concerns and share ideas.


All Cancers Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 2 pm
Oncology Resource Library
For more information, call 732-557-2702.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 5 pm
Radiation Oncology Department
For more information, call 732-557-2702.

Caregiver’s Support Group
Second Thursday of the month at 10 am
Fourth Monday of the month at 7 pm
Riverwood 1 Building on the CMC Campus
Individual counseling is also available upon request.
For more information, call 732-557-3210.

2nd Voice (Laryngectomy Support Group)
Every Monday, 10 am
Riverwood 1 Building on the CMC campus
For more information, call 732-557-3210.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Third Thursday of the month, 2 pm
Riverwood 1 Building on the CMC campus
For more information, call 732-557-3210.

Relaxation Support Group
Every Friday, 1 pm
Oncology Resource Library
For more information, call 732-557-8692.

Support Services


American Cancer Society - Look Good, Feel Better
This 2-hour, hands-on workshop provides participants with skin care and make up demonstrations from licensed beauty professionals, information on wig types and care, fashion tips, a free cosmetic kit and more.

Guided Imagery
Guided imagery can help improve overall physical and mental health and has been shown to reduce the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, particularly nausea, depression, soreness and fatigue. A therapist will guide clients through relaxation and imagery exercises.
Call 732-557-8692 for an appointment.

Massage Therapy
Pain and fatigue reduction, and increased relaxation are a few of the many benefits massage therapy can provide.
Call 732-557-2317 for more information.

Nutrition & Your Cancer DiagnosisPDF
2nd Wednesday of every month, 3 – 4 pm
Community Medical Center Auditorium
A free, monthly nutritional seminar for patients who are newly diagnosed and their caregivers.Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is required. Call 732-557-2317.

Reiki
Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-key’) is a Japanese healing technique that can reduce stress and increase a sense of deep relaxation. A trained Reiki practitioner will direct energy to promote healing and balance on all levels.
Call 732-557-2317 for more information.

Wig Clinic
Wigs are available for women in need who are suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment. Hats, caps, and other accessories are also available.
Call 732-557-2317 for more information.

Yoga
Yoga can help individuals with cancer by decreasing discomfort, stress and fatigue while increasing strength, healing and sense of wellness.
Call 732-557-3210 for more information.

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