In addition to the physical and medical challenges cancer brings, people with cancer face a host of worries, feelings and concerns. Cancer support groups provide a setting in which these patients, their families and their caregivers can talk about living with cancer with others who may be having similar experiences. Participating in one or more of these groups can help lessen the emotional burden of cancer. At Mount Sinai, we offer a number of support groups and services aimed at helping patients feel more relaxed and confident, and providing caregivers with the information and tools they need to succeed. We also give families the support they need to cope with the loss of a loved one.

Below is a listing of Mount Sinai cancer support groups and services by campus:

 

Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center (Miami Beach)

Women's Support Group
Facilitator: Gail Brown, LCSW
Third Friday of the month, 9-11:30 a.m.
Call 305-674-3906 to register.

Look Good, Feel Better
Facilitator: Gail Brown, LCSW
First Wednesday of the month, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Must pre-register
Call 305-674-3906 to register.

Bereavement Support Group
Facilitator: Gail Brown, LCSW
Third Wednesday of the month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Must pre-register
Call 305-674-3906 to register.

Caregiver Support Group
Facilitator: April Kelsey, LCSW
Second Friday of the month. Call for times.
Must pre-register
Call 305-674-3347 to register.

Lymphedema Educational Group
Facilitator: April Kelsey, LCSW
Second Thursday of the month. Call for times.
Must pre-register
Call 305-674-3347 to register.

Ladies Spa Day
Facilitator: Gail Brown, LCSW
Every October (date TBD)
Must pre-register
Call 305-674-3906 to register.

Pet Therapy

 

Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center (Aventura)

Look Good, Feel Better
Facilitator: Phil Fusca, LCSW
Last Friday of the month, 10 - 11 a.m.
Must pre-register
Call 305-692-5417 to register.

Bereavement Support Group
Facilitator: Phil Fusca, LCSW
Second Monday of the month, 10 - 11 a.m.
Must pre-register
Call 305-692-5417 to register.

Men’s Networking Group
Facilitator: Phil Fusca, LCSW
Third Friday of the month. Call for times.
Must pre-register
Call 305-692-5417 to register.

Caregiver Support Group
Facilitator: Phil Fusca, LCSW
Second Friday of the month. Call for times.
Must pre-register
Call 305-692-5417 to register.

Pet Therapy

 

Offsite

Young Adult Networking Group
In collaboration with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Facilitator: Phil Fusca, LCSW
Monthly meeting. Call for location, dates and times.
Must pre-register
Call 305-692-5417 to register.