St. Vincent’s Bruno Cancer Center provides comprehensive support services to help patients focus their energy on combating their disease. Designed to improve long-term outcomes and survivorship, these services address a complex range of medical, social, and emotional needs. Resources are available to patients and their families and include ongoing cancer support groups, access to social workers, and counseling in nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes.
General Cancer Support Group
Cancer patients, survivors and their families are invited to attend a cancer support group meeting, which meets the first Tuesday of every month in the Bruno Conference Center. The group is led by Louis Josof. For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, call Katherine at 205.930.2217.
Breast Cancer Support Group
This group provides education and support for those living with breast cancer and the significant people in their lives. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Bruno Conference Center. Participants are encouraged to attend at any point in the diagnosis and treatment journey. For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, please call Katherine at 205.930.2217.
Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)
St. Vincent’s Birmingham is home to the first and only chapter of SPOHNC in Alabama designed to support people with oral, head, and neck cancer. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month in the Bruno Conference Center. Topics for the meeting include nutrition support, staying active, dental and oral hygiene, speech pathology, managing fatigue and other side effects of treatment, that are very specific to oral, head and neck cancer patients. For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, call Katherine at 205.930.2217.
Look Good . . . Feel Better
Look Good . . . Feel Better is a free program designed to help female cancer patients with new beauty techniques from appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Women meet in a group setting to learn techniques to help restore their appearance and self-esteem through the use of makeup, wigs, scarves and other accessories. The group meets the first Monday of each month at St. Vincent’s Bruno Cancer Center. For more information or to register for a session, call Kerri at 205.939.7880.
Camp Bluebird offers recreation, relaxation, crafts, activities, and the opportunity to openly discuss the experiences and emotions associated with cancer with other survivors. Camp Bluebird is open to adults, ages 18 or older, who have been diagnosed or treated for cancer at St. Vincent’s Birmingham. The camp is generally held in the fall at Camp Sumatanga. For more information, contact Katherine at 205.930.2217.