Community Medical Center offers a variety of support groups for individuals
affected by cancer
No matter if a patient has just received a cancer diagnosis or finally
finished treatment, sometimes they need a shoulder to lean on. The J.
Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center (CMC)
offers a variety of free cancer support groups to provide patients with
information on treatment and a safe environment to talk with their peers.
LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Join others who have been affected by lung cancer in a supportive setting
at the Resource & Meditation Library on the ground floor next to Outpatient
Infusion at CMC. Conversation is led by an oncology social worker, and
participants are encouraged to share their stories. This group meets the
last Wednesday of the month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information or
to register, contact Tracie Barberi-Matthews, LCSW, at 732-557-8000 ext.
11303 or email
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
This group offers women diagnosed with breast cancer an opportunity to
actively participate in healing after a cancer diagnosis. The group meets
the last Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Radiation Oncology Department
on the CMC Campus. First time participants are invited to bring a loved
one with them. For more information or to register, contact Tracie Barberi-Matthews,
LCSW, at 732-557-8000 ext. 11303 or email
CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP & INDIVIDUAL CAREGIVER’S COUNSELING
Support is available for caregivers providing care for loved ones at all
stages of illness. This group meets on the fourth Monday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Riverwood 1 Building on the CMC Campus, or individual
sessions may be scheduled. For more information or to register, call 732-557-3273.
NU-VOICE SUPPORT GROUP
Patients who have received a laryngectomy meet weekly to find peer support
and advice on finding a new voice, as well as tips on how to cope post-surgery.
This group meets every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Riverwood 1 Building on
the CMC Campus. For more information or to register, call 1-800-621-0096.
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
This meeting offers support, education and hope for men diagnosed with
prostate cancer. Participants can meet in a comfortable environment to
share their stories, provide support for their peers and learn about how
to make the most of their treatment. This group meets on the third Thursday
of each month at 2 p.m. at the Riverwood 1 Building on the CMC Campus.
For more information or to register, call 1-800-621-0096.
RELAXATION SUPPORT GROUP
Patients can relieve some of the stress that comes with cancer diagnosis
and treatment by interacting with peers and learning about the latest
and most effective relaxation techniques at this support group, which
meets every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Resource Room next to Outpatient Infusion
on the CMC Campus. For more information or to register, contact Nancy
Jusko at 732-557-8000 ext. 18692 or email
For questions or more information, contact The J. Phillip Citta Regional
Cancer Center at Community Medical Center at 732-557-8270.