We know that cancer care is much more than just your treatment. At West Cancer Center, you have access to comprehensive and individualized wellness and support resources from diagnosis all the way through survivorship.

People diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones are faced with many challenges that leave them feeling overwhelmed, afraid, and alone. They may find it difficult to talk about their feelings, even to family and friends. Where can they turn? Perhaps a cancer support group is the answer. A support group can provide a safe place to express thoughts, feelings, and fears with others also coping with cancer.

 

 

Prayer Shawl & Knitting Groups

To knitters who aren’t familiar with prayer shawl knitting, it may seem that a shawl is just a shawl. But there is actually a difference between knitting and giving a shawl and knitting and giving a prayer shawl. Mostly, it’s about intention.

Knitters who are knitting prayer shawls will tell you it’s a different process than simply knitting a garment. It all starts with the intention of the knitter to infuse healing, good thoughts and prayers of protection into the shawl. Prayer shawls are typically prayed over through their process of creation and are also blessed when they are finished before being given to the recipient. This can be done either in a formal ceremony if the shawl is being given by a group affiliated with a church, or the individual who made the shawl may pray over it before giving it away.

Knit & Crochet Group: Wings volunteers invite you to join them in the Wings Resource Room. Bring your ongoing knit and crochet projects and /or learn to make chemo caps, prayer shawls and afghans. We will provide some yard and needles at no cost to you.

Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM; 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 38138

 

Prayer Circle

Mind, body, and spirit are so intimately connected that when illness strikes, the whole person is affected. Hippocrates taught that many factors contribute to the health or ill-health of a human being and that all areas of the patient’s life should be considered during treatment.  Even more ancient holistic healing traditions in China and India date back over 5,000 years. Through prayer and meditation, Wings Prayer Circle, led by lay and ordained persons, is designed to be an ecumenical time of sharing joys and concerns in community and to aid in strengthening the spirit, calming the emotions, enhancing the enjoyment of each day, and thus assisting in physical healing.

DESOTO: weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – Noon; 7668 Airways Boulevard, Southaven, MS 38632
EAST CAMPUS: weekly on Thursdays, 10:30 AM – 10:50; 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 38138

 

Faith in the Face of Cancer

Only someone who’s been there can REALLY relate to what you are experiencing.  Your doctor and medical team are providing for you the best possible physical care, but what about your spiritual/emotional life?  Do you have a circle of friends who can truly identify with you on this cancer journey?

Faith in the Face of Cancer (FFC) is a monthly support group for men and women touched by cancer.  This includes those in active treatment, those who’ve completed treatment, and that special someone who is walking alongside a person diagnosed with cancer.  No one should walk this journey alone. With the FFC Prayer Support Group, you will find the spiritual and emotional support you need to keep moving forward. Strength for the journey, the power of shared experience, and laughter for the soul – you’ll find this and more.

This non-denominational, faith-based group is centered around teaching materials from the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).  Each session will include a video segment and/or a brief devotional time, discussions, laughter, and prayer.  Refreshments will be provided. There is no charge.

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 38138
Monthly on the 4th Saturday

SPACE IS LIMITED. Email Sharon Herlihy or call 901.683.0055 x61087 to make a reservation. 

 

West Cancer Center Caregiver Support Group

3rd Wednesday of each month
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Patients aren’t the only ones who face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis. Caregivers need support, too. Please join us as we tackle topics that are relevant to those of us struggling with our loved one’s illness.

June 15, 2016: Me, a caregiver? What do I do now?
July 20, 2016: Keeping Yourself Healthy
August 17, 2016: Financial & Work Stress

WINGS Library
West Cancer Center, 3rd Floor
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN 38138

For more information contact:
Wendy Brown, Social Worker, 901.683.0055 x 65222
Dr. Roneferiti Fowler, Psychologist, 901.683.0055 x 61033

 

Brain Tumor Support Group

4th Thursday of each month

5:00pm – 6:00pm

This group provides support for patients who have been diagnosed with brain tumors and their adult loved ones affected by this diagnosis.

West Cancer Center, Midtown Location:

1211 Union Avenue, Suite 400

Memphis, TN 38104

For more information, please contact 901.208.4930.

 

Caring for Caregivers Group

3rd Wednesday of each month

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Caring for a loved one has both challenges and blessings. Come share with others and receive support and tips on maintaining balance.

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Location:

7945 Wolf River Blvd.,

Germantown, TN

Wings Library – 3rd Floor

For more information, please contact Wendy Brown or Dr. Roneferiti Fowler at 901.683.0055 ext. 61087

 

Laryngectomy Group

1st Friday of each month

10:30am – 11:30am

This group provides support and education for patients who have had or are planning to have a laryngectomy procedure.

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Location

7945 Wolf River Blvd.,

Germantown, TN

3rd Floor Conference Room

For more information, please contact Patricia Harris at 901.683.0055 ext. 61643

 

Memphis Man2Man

3rd Thursday of each month

6:00pm – 7:30pm

This group supports prostate cancer patients and family to bring hope and support through discussions and guest speakers in the field of medicine, nutrition, and research.

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Location:

7945 Wolf River Blvd.,

Germantown, TN

Wings Library – 3rd Floor

For more information, please contact Clarence Williamson at 901.401.0086 or 901.413.3842, or via email at man2mangroup@att.net.

 

METAVivor Peer Support Group

4th Wednesday of each month

6:00pm – 7:30pm

This group provides peer to peer support for those living with metastatic breast cancer. Here, we hope to share encouragement and resourceful information with one another.

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Location:

7945 Wolf River Blvd.,

Germantown, TN

Wings Library – 3rd Floor

For more information, please contact Heather Donohue at 901.497.6129.

 

Women with Wings Support Group

1st Tuesday of each month

6:00pm – 7:30pm

This group is open to all women touched by cancer.

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Location:

7945 Wolf River Blvd.,

Germantown, TN

Wings Library – 3rd Floor

For more information, please contact Wendy Brown at 901.683.0055 ext. 65222.