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.

Support groups bring people together who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. It provides an opportunity to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information. This page exists as a resource for support groups at West Cancer Center and in our surrounding community for anyone touched by cancer including current patients, survivors, caregivers, and family members. For more information, please contact [email protected]

 

To view the monthly schedule of support groups, please visit our Patient Activities Calendar.

 

West Cancer Center Support Groups:

  • Prayer Shawl & Knitting Groups

Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Wolf River Campus: 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 38138

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 Library Bring your ongoing knit and crochet projects and /or learn to make chemo caps, prayer shawls and afghans. We will provide some yarn and needles at no cost to you.

*Space is limited. Please be sure to RSVP before attending by calling 901.683.0055 x61087 or email [email protected].

 

  • 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, at our 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 at 7668 Airways Boulevard, Southaven, MS 38632
EAST CAMPUS: weekly on Wednesday, 10:00am at 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 38138

 

  • Holy Communion

Holy Communion is held on the first Wednesday of each month at our Wolf River location. Patients can also request Communion if they would like to partake during their scheduling visits at our clinics. To schedule your individual time, please contact our Chaplain, Makeba Garrison at 901.683.0055 ext. 61087.

 

  • Faith in the Face of Cancer

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

Space is limited. Please RSVP for attendance by emailing Makeba Garrison  or call 901.683.0055 x61087 to make a reservation.

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.

 

  • Brain Tumor Support Group

4th Thursday of each month from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at

West Cancer Center, Midtown Campus: 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 400, Memphis TN 38104

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

For more information, please contact 901.208.4930.

 

  • Caring for Caregivers Group

3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Campus: 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown TN

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

For more information, please contact Wendy Brown or Dr. Roneferiti Fowler at 901.683.0055 ext. 65222.

 

  • Laryngectomy Group

1st Friday of each month from 10:30am – 11:30am

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Campus: 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown TN

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

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

 

  • Memphis Man2Man

3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Campus: 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown TN

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.

For more information, please contact Clarence Williamson at 901.401.0086 or 901.413.3842, or via email at [email protected]

 

  • METAVivor Peer Support Group

4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Campus: 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown TN

 

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.

For more information, please contact Heather Donohue at 901.497.6129.

 

  • Women with Wings Support Group

1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

West Cancer Center, Wolf River Campus: 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown TN

This group is open to all women touched by cancer.

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