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The Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center offers a number of support groups for our patients and their families. For details about support group meetings, dates and times or other information, contact our Outreach Coordinator by phone at (205) 759-7877 or email.

HeART: Healing with the Arts
FREE art workshops every Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Art Room. Workshop participants have the opportunity to use art to express their feelings. Open to all patients, family members and caregivers.

A unique exercise and support program for all women who have had a cancer diagnosis. "Stretching" can begin eight weeks following a surgical procedure. This group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the University of Alabama Recreation Center. Patient must obtain physician approval.

Living with Breast Cancer
This is a 6-week program for women who are newly or recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The program offers informative discussions on the various issues that affect women dealing with breast cancer. The program is offered twice a year, and meets on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for six weeks. Call our Outreach Coordinator at (205) 759-7877 for upcoming dates and location.

Smile A While
This program is for children and teens who have a loved one dealing with cancer treatment. The program is designed to help children cope with a loved one's serious illness. If you are interested in more information about Smile A While, or to schedule an appointment, call (205) 759-6253.

IMPACT (Breast Cancer)

Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment (IMPACT) provides support, information, education and community service to benefit its members, other breast cancer survivors and their families. IMPACT meets the 3rd Thursday of very month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

This support group provides community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with their cancer. The group meets every other month on the 2nd Wednesday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Group
Meetings are open to anyone affected by blood cancer. The meetings are designed to give patients, survivors and caregivers the support and strength to move forward together. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room.

Cancer Wellness
This group supports health and wellness, and is open to anyone diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families,  during all phases of treatment and recovery. IT meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room.

Behind the Ribbon

Volunteer breast cancer survivors provide peer-to-peer support, educational resources, and make visits to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. To schedule a visit from a Behind the Ribbon volunteer, contact our Outreach Coordinator at (205) 759-7877.

Look Good ... Feel Better
This program is for women who are undergoing cancer treatment to learn new ways of dealing with changes in their appearance and skin. Look Good...Feel Better is a free program is sponsored in a partnership with the American Cancer Society. It meets on the 4th Monday of every month from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. To reserve your free kit, call (205) 759-7877.