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Cancer Support Groups


Breast Cancer Support Group

Held the last Wednesday of each month from 6 - 7:30pm at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Conference Rooms D & E.
Contact: Ellen Gilbert at 508-236-7010

Cancer Support Group

Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 8:30pm at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Conference Rooms B & C.
Contact: Sandy MacMurray at 508-695-0677 or 508-236-7012

Ostomy Support Group

Held the 1st Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Contact: Peg Flocco at 508-236-7166 or
Debbie Florio at 508-286-4155

Friends and Family of Patients with Cancer Support Group

Held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 6:30pm at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Conference Room A.
Contact: Karen Messier MSN, RN, AOCN at 508-236-7012

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7 - 8:30pm in Sturdy Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A, B, & C.
Contact: Karen Messier MSN, RN, AOCN at 508-236-7012

Patient Navigation

Nursing services are available to any patient in need of help with coordination of cancer care.
Contact: Kathy Martin BSN, RN, OCN at 508-236-7981 or Karen Messier MSN, RN, AOCN at 508-236-7012

“Healthy Steps” Therapeutic Dance Class

Gentle movements, dance, and music will help improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30pm and registration is required.
Contact: Oncology Department at 508-236-7010

Look Good Feel Better

Cosmetologists provide assistance in coping with skin changes and hair loss related to cancer treatment. A free cosmetic kit is provided by the ACS. Offered four times a year at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Contact: Oncology Department at 508-236-7012

Wigs and Prosthesis

A list of local vendors is available through the Oncology Department at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, at 508-236-7010. The American Cancer Society also has free wigs/prosthesis and contacts for styling/fitting, at 508-584-9600.

National Cancer Survivors Day

Offered once a year in May or June for all cancer survivors and their families.
Contact: Oncology Department at 508-236-7012