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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 Tuesday of each month
2:00 – 3:30 pm

A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges. Family members are welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, call Jill Pedrick, LICSW at (508) 488-3717.

Breast Cancer Support Group

First Wednesday of every month
4:30 – 5:30 pm

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 and to register, call Mary Beth Proulx at (508) 488-3725.

Look Good… Feel Better

Second Wednesday of every month
2:00 – 4:00 pm
(Meeting held in the 1st Floor Conference Room)

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) 488-3704.

Caring for the Caregiver

First Wednesday of every month
6:00 – 7:00 pm

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. Facilitated by Ann Sullivan, LICSW. To register, call Jill Pedrick, LICSW at (508) 488-3717.

GIM Discussion Group

Third Tuesday of every month
2:00 – 3:30 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. For more information and to register, call Jill Pedrick, LICSW at (508) 488-3717.

Grief Support Group

Third Wednesday of every month
4:00 – 5:30 pm

A support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer. Come for comfort, compassion, and mutual understanding from others. Open to those at any stage of their grief journey. Registration is needed to attend. For more information or to register, please call Chaplain Ceceley Chambers at (508) 488-3743, or ceceley_chambers@dfci.harvard.edu.

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