Beaufort Memorial Hospital offers monthly support groups for cancer patients 


From staff reports

In order to provide support for area residents recently diagnosed with cancer, or in any stage of treatment, Beaufort Memorial is offering two monthly cancer support groups.

“A cancer diagnosis can be life changing and for many people that diagnosis can cause them to feel overwhelmed or isolated,” Beaufort Memorial Director of Oncology Services Mark Hennigan said in a release. “These groups can offer an opportunity for those who are fighting cancer to receive and give support to others who uniquely understand some of what they are going through.”

The next meeting of the breast cancer support group will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 9. A group for patients dealing with any type of cancer is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 23.

“We encourage local patients to come join others who are on a similar journey,” Hennigan said. “They will find a safe space to share their concerns, ask questions and learn healthy coping skills, while creating a network of support and compassion.”

Both groups are facilitated by a licensed social worker and meet in Room 350 of the Beaufort Medical Plaza on the hospital grounds at 989 Ribaut Road. Participation is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

For more information – including a schedule of future meetings – or to register, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/SupportGroups or call Kianna Reese at 843-522-7328.

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