A diagnosis of cancer is always frightening and brings with it a number of questions, concerns and fears. Patients and their families sometimes feel as though they need a time and place to share their experiences and express their fears in a safe, confidential atmosphere.
Sponsored by OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, the free support group, Stepping Forward, is designed to provide an informal exchange of information and feelings for cancer patients and their families.
The next meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 13 and 27, in the OSF Center for Cancer Care library.
The support group meetings are informal. Various topics dealing with cancer are explored during the meetings, although formal educational programs are not offered. Meetings are free, and registration is not necessary. For more information, call 815-395-2223.
From the Oct. 5-11, 2005, issue