Sharp HealthCare offers free support for women with breast cancer. At this bimonthly meeting, women can share their concerns and experiences of living with breast cancer and exchange ideas to discover new coping strategies in a friendly, informational atmosphere.
The support group is open to women in all stages of breast cancer — from recent diagnosis to treatment to cancer survivor — but is not meant for those with metastatic disease.
Registration is required prior to attending.
To register and to find out if this support group is right for you, please contact the program manager by providing your name and email address in the "Learn More" box above. Someone will contact you within two business days.
This group is facilitated by Connie Kaplan, a registered oncology nurse at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Free parking is available for this support group in the visitor parking structure (No. 2) on Health Center Circle. Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting and it will be validated by the group facilitator.
Connie Kaplan leads the group at the Long Cancer Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. She is a registered nurse who worked in radiation therapy and is also a certified oncology nurse with more than 30 years of experience.
Cheryl Fogel, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, OSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified oncology social worker and licensed therapist who facilitates the support group that meets at Sharp Memorial’s Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute. She is the winner of the Sharp Social Worker of the Year award.
This is an open support group for breast cancer patients. Topics vary according to group needs. Speakers such as radiation therapists, lymphedema therapists, nutritionists, etc. are invited from time to time to provide education and answer questions.