“Loma Linda's philosophy of whole person care, I think, really came to the fore. It was like my wife was the only patient.”
Dealing with cancer is difficult for anyone. That’s why joining a support group can help you and your family find emotional healing. ur support groups focus on your wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
Prostate cancer support group
Educational speakers every week and helpful information presented to make your stay in the area more pleasant.
Current and past patients and family are invited. Light snack provided.
Time: Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Drayson Center, Collins Auditorium, 25040 Stewart St. Loma Linda, CA 92350
If you have any questions, please call Karla Beteta at 909-558-7756
"The Lebed Method"
This 8-week, free program is especially designed for anyone (all adult ages) who has experienced breast cancer (pre- or post-operative) and is also beneficial for anyone with chronic health conditions such as other types of cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia syndrome, rheumatoid conditions, chronic fatigue, depression, etc. Appropriate for all levels of fitness, the program provides a supportive and safe environment. Class focuses on healing through therapeutic exercise and movement to music.
- Increases range of motion, upper body mobility, energy
- Facilitates release of frozen shoulder
- Assists in structural rebalance of body
- Promotes positive self-image
- Fosters empowerment
- Reduces depression
Time: Every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Loma Linda Senior Center, 25571 Barton Rd, Loma Linda, CA 92354
For more information or to register, please call the facilitator Tamie Vasquez at 800-78-CANCER or (800-782-2623) or contact her via email TVasquez@llu.edu
Women's general cancer support group
This group is for any woman who has been diagnosed with cancer. You may join before, during or after treatment and our team will openly address your concerns. We also welcome your family members to join us.
Time: Every other Tuesday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Behavioral Health Institute, Room 1100, 1686 Barton Rd, Redlands, CA 92373
For more information, dates or directions, please contact the Cancer Resource Center 800-78-CANCER (800-782-2623) or 909-558-2262
Young Adult Support Group
Cancer sucks and you shouldn’t face it alone. For young adults, very unique challenges are faced: it ruins your plans, sense of independence, and your energy. The aim of the young adult cancer support group is to provide emotional support services and opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances. Individuals ages 18-40 are welcomed to join us on topics that include adjustment to lifestyle changes, relationships, and emotional development through one’s cancer journey. Feel free to bring your loved ones or caregivers.
Groups occur from Jan-April. Both morning and evening times available. No RSVP necessary.
Located at Loma Linda University Cancer Center: 11234 Anderson St, suite A-600 Loma Linda CA 92354. Contact Laura Castracane, LCSW 909-558-2262 for additional information.