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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.

Hospital Accreditation by DNV.

Cancer Advocacy Hotline:


Email:

Cancer@LeeMemorial.org

Correspondence:
Regional Cancer Center
Lee Memorial Health System
8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33905   
239-343-9500


 

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 kgod@comcast.net for additional information.

Blood Cancer Support Group sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  For location, date, and time, contact Seth Berkowitz, Patient Services Manager at 877-534-0090 or email seth.berkowitz@lls.org

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 Barbara Hardwick, RN, MSN, oncology psychosocial clinical nurse specialist and by Dona Ross, founder and brain tumor survivor. You can reach Barbara at 239-343-3167 or Dona at 239-433-4396 to learn more.

Breast Cancer Support Group meets 6 - 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Radiology Regional Center, 6140 Winkler Rd (Wildwood Hammock), Fort Myers, FL 33919. Please call group facilitator Bonnie at 239-936-2316 or bonibeau@aol.com for additional information.

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 Valerie Butram at 239-343-9559 or valerie.butram@leememorial.org to register.

Caregiver Support Group meets 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the lobby of the Regional Cancer Center. Please contact Mark Geisler, Social Worker at 239-343-1126 or mgeisler@leememorial.org to learn more.

Colorectal Cancer Support Group meets 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center. Please contact Larry Mickley at 239-454-3308 or mickty1@aol.com 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.

Lymphedema Support Group meets October through May, 10:30 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, 4th floor conference room. For more information, please call Claire Hauenstein at 239-437-1606 or lymphedemares@aol.com.

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 jborbely@myeloma.org.

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 sbrill@leememorial.org.

Ovarian Cancer Support Group meets 2-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month on 6 North at Lee Memorial Hospital. Group is facilitated by Barbara Hardwick, RN, MSN, oncology psychosocial clinical nurse specialist. Please call 239-343-3167 to learn more. (On break for the summer, to resume in the fall.)

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 tatanfeather@comcast.net.

Women's Cancer Support Group meets 2:00-3:00 p.m. on the  third Tuesday of each month at the Regional Cancer Center, 4th floor Conference Room. Contact Cindy Merrill at 239-343-9582 or Cindy. Merrill@LeeMemorial.org. (No registration required)

Classes Offered
Yoga Classes - no experience is needed.  Cancer patients and primary caregiver are given priority ($5 fee); $10 for all others (the general public). Please bring your own blanket/towel and towel. Class meets 10 - 11 a.m., each Wednesday at the Regional Cancer Center. Advanced registration is required, please call Cookie's Place at 239-343-9503 to register.

Please Note: Starting July 16, 2014, Yoga will be held on Wednesdays only, 10 - 11 am.