Cancer Center Support Groups
All meetings take place at JFK Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Institute at 4685 S. Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL.
Call Dr. Sharon Ryalls at (561) 548-1641 for more information, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. All lecture times are from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. with the exception of the Look Good, Feel Better group.
Cancer Survivorship Group
Description: This group is for cancer survivors. The purpose of the group is to give meaning, support, hope and encouragement to those who have survived cancer and to those who are living with a cancer diagnosis.
Date and Time: First Tuesday of every month
Breast Cancer Support Group
Description: This group provides an uplifting forum where breast cancer patients can share their experiences in order to find mutual support and information. A safe place is created where members can share their feelings, hopes and concerns, so that they may feel heard.
Date and Time: Second Tuesday of every month
Look Good, Feel Better
Description: Look Good, Feel Better is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.
Date and Time: Third Monday of every month- 10 a.m. - Noon
Contact: Call (561) 366-0013 to register for this program.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group
Description: Cancer and its treatment can affect your emotional and spiritual well being. By joining with others who are going through a similar experience, you may feel less alone. The purpose of this group is to offer education, reassurance, insights, and a comfortable place to share feelings and obtain support.
Date and Time: Third Wednesday of every month
Lung Cancer Support Group
Description: This group provides lung cancer patients with a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings with others who understand what you are going through. Education, support, and encouragement are offered to those who are navigating this journey.
Date and Time: Fourth Wednesday of every month
Stroke and Cardiac Support Groups
Description: Mended Hearts is a support group that has a long-standing relationship with JFK Medical Center, and is dedicated to the support of all our cardiac patients, their caregivers and families.
Date and Time: First Sunday of the month from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Contact: For information, contact Janet Petrie at (561) 433-8006 or (561) 704-5565.
The Beating Hearts Club (formerly the ICD Support Group)
Description: This club is offered to the patients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD), as well as their family members.
Date and Time: Second Wednesday every other month
Contact: Please call Victoria Kresser, RN, at (561) 548-7458 for group details.
Golden Rule Stroke Club
Description: This group provides education to its members through monthly speakers, sharing knowledge of local resources in the recovery of a stroke, and provides socialization for both the caregiver and the stroke victor. ($10 annual dues)
Date and Time: Fourth Sunday of every month from 1 – 4pm
Contact: For more information contact Sharlene Stoklosa, RN, at (561) 548-1212.
Bariatric Support Groups
Location for Bariatric Support Groups
Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute
465 South Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Veterans of Bariatric Surgery
Description: For patients 18 months or older post-op.
Date and Time: Second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Contact: For more information, call (561) 548-BARI or 2274.
Bariatric Support Group
Description: Bariatric Support Groups are offered for those considering bariatric surgery and for post-op patients in various stages of their weight-loss journey.
Date and Time:Second Tuesday of the month from 6 - 7:00pm
Contact: For information, call (561) 548-BARI or 2274.
Better Breathers Club
Description: Learn to manage your lung disease and live better.
Date and Time: Last Tuesday of every month from 1 – 2pm.
Location: JFK Rothman Sleep Center Lobby, 3rd Floor. 5301 S. Congress Avenue, Atlantis, FL
Contact: For more information, contact Kathy Hillard at 561-548-1209.
Sleep Center Support Groups
CPAP Support Group
Description: Second Wednesday of every month from October - May.The CPAP support group is sponsored by the JFK Sleep Disorders Center. It provides tips on how to cope with using CPAP and education on the importance of using CPAP.
Date and Time: March 12, 4:30 - 5:30pm