Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Support Groups and Classes
Prior registration is required for all support groups and classes. To sign up, please complete the registration form at the bottom of the page, and the group facilitator will contact you.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Join us for a time of discussion, encouragement, and sharing with other patients. Light refreshments offered.
Who: Patients in active treatment for early-stage breast cancer
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, excluding November 27, 2019 and December 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m
Where: NE 2.5 Classroom (Seay Building)
Breast Cancer Survivorship Group
This series of six classes aims to help you with your breast cancer survivorship and future health. Topics include nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, stress management, body image and sexuality, and making your plan.
Who: Patients who have completed active treatment for breast cancer (chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery); group participants may still be on hormonal treatment
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting February 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m
Where: NE 2.5 Classroom (Seay Building)
Life After Transplant
Come together to share your journey and learn from others as you navigate survivorship.
Who: Autologous and allogeneic transplant patients
When: 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Where: NE.2.5 Conference Room (Seay Building)
Pancreatic Support Lunch
This orientation lunch serves to introduce newly-diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients to the comprehensive care of SCCC’s Supportive Services team. Patients are educated on how each service—such as social work, dietician, music therapy, and chaplain—may be helpful during treatment. Patients are referred to this orientation by their Nurse Navigator.
Who: Patients who are newly-diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or who have come to clinic for a second opinion
When: Every Thursday
Time: 12:15 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Spiritual Support & Guidance Group
Join board-certified chaplain Tammy Wynn for coffee and casual conversation. Persons of all faiths—and no faith—are welcome. We encourage open sharing and do not endorse any specific faith, institution, or cause.
Who: Open to all patients and caregivers
When: 4th Friday of the month
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: NF3.306 (former Moncrief Radiation Oncology Center)
Young Adult Support
Who: Social and supportive meetup for young adult cancer survivors ages 18-39
When and Where: Dates and locations vary per month
Next support group: Tuesday, October 22nd and Tuesday, November 19th, 5:45 p.m. dinner, 6:15 p.m. group
Facilitator: Alex Huffman, LCSW, OSW-C, email@example.com
Fort Worth Groups
All Fort Worth groups are held at Moncrief Cancer Institute, 400 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Brain Tumor Support Group
Who: Patients with any type of brain tumor, including those with metastatic disease or benign tumors
When: 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Myriam Zoghbi, RN, OCN, firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Open to women with any type of cancer and prognosis
When: 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Hailey Wilshire, LMSW, email@example.com
Young Adult Group
Who: Support group for young adult cancer survivors ages 18-39
When: 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Brittany Hall, Ph.D., Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 6-week workshop, board-certified oncology dietitians at Simmons Cancer Center will share evidence-based nutrition strategies and provide the knowledge and tools to optimize health through diet. Come learn how healthy eating can be stress free and can help facilitate weight management to reduce cancer risk or recurrence.
When: Every Wednesday from January 29, 2020, to March 4, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: NC8.212 Conference Room (Seay Building)
If you are unable to attend these sessions in person, the classes will be available through a virtual video chat platform, Skype.
Registration is required. Please email Kathleen Kinder at Kathleen.email@example.com.
EMBRACE Survivorship Symposium
EMBRACE is a half-day survivorship symposium that's designed to assist patients and their families with physical, emotional, and practical issues that can arise during their cancer journey. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:30am, and lunch will be provided.
Embrace stands for:
- Active Nutrition
Topics that have been covered in the past include:
- Treatment 101 and Clinical Trials
- Supportive & Palliative Care: Enhancing Quality of Life through Symptom Management and Advance Care Planning
- Nutrition Hot Topics and Myth Busters
- Physical Activity, Pre-habilitation, and Lymphedema
- Work, Disability, and Insurance
- Managing Stress through Music and Mindfulness
When: Our spring symposium will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020, and our fall symposium will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020.
Where: NG3.112 (Pickens Medical Education and Conference Center)
Reservations are required.