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Education and Support Programs

DF/BWCC at Milford offers programs throughout the year to educate the community about prevention, screening and treatment for cancer.

All programs are free and open to all.

Programs take place in the conference room on the second floor of the Cancer Center. Refreshments are provided.

Coping with Cancer Support Group

Second and fourth Wednesday of every month
2:00 – 3:30 pm

A support group for people living with cancer to offer support to one another and explore ways of coping with the stresses created by diagnosis and treatment. Family and friends are welcome. Facilitated by Ann Sullivan, LICSW and Adonica Racicot, RN. For more information, call Ann Sullivan at (508) 488-3783.

Breast Cancer Support Group

First Wednesday of every month
4:30 – 5:30 pm
January group will be held on January 8

A support group for women who would like to meet with others to explore ways to cope with their diagnosis, its effect on their lives and to support each other. Facilitated by Ann Sullivan, LICSW and Mary Beth Proulx, RN. For more information, call Ann Sullivan at (508) 488-3783.

Look Good… Feel Better

January 8, February 12, March 12
2:00 – 4:00 pm

An American Cancer Society (ACS) program for women. Come, have fun while you learn beauty tips to help you look and feel better while undergoing cancer treatment. Provided by ACS volunteer beauticians. To register, call Christine Mort at (508) 488-3703.

Caring for the Caregiver

First Wednesday of every month
6:00 – 7:00 pm
January group will be held on January 8

A support group for those who are helping a loved one or friend cope with cancer. The program provides practical information to enable caregivers to be more effective in their role as well as offers the opportunity to meet and gain support from others coping with similar issues.  To register, call Ann Sullivan at (508) 488-3783.

GIM Discussion Group

Third Thursday of every month
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies are invited to join a discussion of common challenges during treatment and survivorship, and explore solutions. A different topic/speaker will be featured at each session. Family members are welcome. To register, call Ann Sullivan, LICSW at (508) 488-3783.

Additional programs are available at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston and at Milford Regional Medical Center.