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Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.  The LMHS Cancer Program received a 3-year certification with 5 commendations.

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Regional Cancer Center
Lee Memorial Health System
8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33905   


Support Groups

The Regional Cancer Center offers monthly support groups that are designed to support and educate patients and families. The support groups offer information on their cancer diagnoses, treatments, ways to manage side effects/complications of treatment, as well as emotional support.

There is no fee to attend any of our support groups, but seating is limited. It is best to contact the group facilitator. 

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Bladder Cancer Support Group meets 3 - 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Regional Cancer Center. Please call group facilitator Karen Godfrey, BCAN Volunteer Advocate at 239-992-4809 or e-mail for additional information.

Brain Tumor Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Lee Memorial Hospital, 1st floor, Volunteer Conference Room, behind the library. Group is facilitated by Dona Ross, founder and brain tumor survivor. You can reach Dona at 239-433-4396 to learn more.

Breast Cancer Support Group meets first Saturday of each month, in the 4th floor conference room at the Regional Cancer Center.  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - newly diagnosed and 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - general. Contact breast health navigators Liz Bachoo-Garib, CBCN, at 239-343-9554 or Tammy Zinn, CBCN at 23-343-9546 for more information. Click here for flyer.

Cancer Nutrition Seminar meets 2 - 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center.  Different topics discussed each month.  Contact Taylor Lawless at 239-343-9511 or to register.

Colorectal Cancer Support Group meets 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gulf Coast Medical Center (New Location), Women's Services Entrance, 1st Floor, room ACR#2. Please contact Larry Mickley at 239-454-3308 or to learn more.

General Cancer Support Group (sponsored by C.A.R.E.) meets weekly 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. each Thursday at the Villas Civic Assoc., 2306 Sunrise Blvd in Ft. Myers. Please contact Pat Noe at 239-938-9303 to learn more.

Hispanic C.A.RE. Support Group meets second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Specialist in Urology Building (2nd floor), 4571 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers. Facilitators are Dr. MAria De Laufer & Carmen Rey-Gomez, M.S.W. For more information call 239-936-3756 or 1-888-850-1622.

Lung Cancer Support Group meets monthly at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Public Library Annex Building, 2450 First Street. For more information and dates, please contact Melissa Crouse at

Mastectomy Pre-Operative Education Class meets 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, Specialty Clinic, Suite 302. Hands on training and information regarding your upcoming mastectomy. Registration is required at 239-343-9500.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. For more information, please call Joanie Borbely at 860-655-7107 or

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation. Please inquire at the front desk for an exact location, as it is subject to change. For more information, please call Stacey Brill at 239-343-1645 or

Quit Smoking Now Free program facilitated by trained Tobacco Cessation Specialists who provide knowledge, resources and support for success.  Free nicotine replacement therapy, patches, gum, lozenges.  Meets 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on the  second Thursday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, Meditation room.  Registration is required at 1-877-819-2357. For questions contact Cathy Pickett

Thyroid Cancer Support Group meets 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. on the  third Saturday of each month at the Lakes Regional Library in Fort Myers.  Please phone to confirm with Sally Fontaine at 239-590-0797 or

Classes Offered
Gentle Exercise Classes - classes are designed to work with individuals who are receiving treatment or have had surgery, and are not yet able to do cardio exercises. First class is free, $5 per class after that. Class meets every Monday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon at the Regional Cancer Center.  Registration is required at 239-343-9503. 
Yoga Classes - $5 per class for cancer patients and primary care givers, $10 per class for the general public. Class meets every Wednesday 10 - 11:15 a.m. at the Regional Cancer Center 4th floor conference room.  Please bring your own towel / blanket.  Registration is required at 239-343-9503.  

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