We know that cancer can be more than just a physical disease as it touches the deepest fears of patients and their loved ones. For this reason, we provide information, support, activities and resources to lessen the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. We encourage you to accept help when offered and to reach out for the support you need.
Support groups offer interaction with individuals who have had experiences similar to yours. They can give you reassurance as well as important facts based on first-hand experience. These groups are a great way to find cancer support for you and your loved ones. All support groups and events are open to anyone in the community in addition to patients of The Jones Clinic.
Below are The Jones Clinic’s current cancer support groups, events and resources to get plugged-in. After all, your treatment plan should include more than just doctor visits, tests and chemotherapy.
This program is a support and education group for any woman who has undergone treatment for cancer. It provides an opportunity for women to connect and support each other as they face new phases of their lives, both during and after cancer treatments. Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at The Jones Clinic’s Germantown office. For specific meeting times, please contact Ellen Eisen, LCSW, OSW-C, clinical social worker and facilitator, at 901-202-7639 or via email(eisen [at] jonescancerclinic [dot] com).
Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group
Supported by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this group meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at The Jones Clinic’s Germantown office. Facilitators are Betty Dozier, RN, OCN, and Rev. Don Marston, a cancer survivor. For more information, contact Betty Dozier at 901-685-5969, ext. 316.
Live Life Cancer Support Network
A group for newly diagnosed cancer patients and long-term survivors, this program focuses on becoming comfortable with the “new normal” that comes after a cancer diagnosis. The group meets at 2:00 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at The Jones Clinic’s Germantown office. Betty Dozier, RN, OCN, and Rev. Don Marston, a cancer survivor, lead the meetings. Contact Betty Dozier at 901-685-5969, ext. 316, for more information.
Men’s Cancer Education & Support Group
This program is a support and educational group for men who have undergone treatment for cancer. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 12:00 p.m. and include guest speakers and discussions. The group currently meets at Belmont Village Senior Living, 6605 North Quail Hollow Rd in Memphis. RSVP to Ellen Eisen, LCSW, OSW-C at 901-202-7639 or via email(eisen [at] jonescancerclinic [dot] com).
This program is a support and education group for women facing the challenges of living with advanced and chronic cancer. Meetings provide an opportunity for women to share experiences, strength and hope. Meetings are held at Carriage Court Assisted Living, 1645 West Massey Road in Memphis, every other Friday at 11:30 a.m. Interested participants should contact Ellen Eisen, LCSW, OSW-C, clinical social worker and facilitator, at 901-202-7639 or via email(eisen [at] jonescancerclinic [dot] com).
Beale Street Breast Buddies
The initial shock of being a young cancer patient is magnified by the challenge of balancing the day to day: working full time, raising young children, maintaining relationships and facing the unknown cancer world. Connect with other women facing the same challenges via emails, Facebook and phone calls to provide support for one another, share treatment fears and cancer tips. Women involved in this new group can meet and try out area yoga classes together, have dinner and provide each with camaraderie through simple texts when they are most needed by someone who truly understands and is going through a similar journey. To learn more and get connected to the Facebook group, please contact Ellen Eisen, LCSW, OSW-C, clinical social worker and facilitator, at 901-202-7639 or via email(eisen [at] jonescancerclinic [dot] com).