Behavioral Health

 Cancer Care, The Behavioral Health Team

Coping with cancer can be challenging. At UMC Cancer Center the Behavioral Health Team is available to help you and your family in several ways including:

  • Coping with depression, anxiety, stress and more
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness training
  • Help to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco
  • Help improve the quality of your sleep
  • Emotional and grief support
  • Non-medication pain management options
  • Communicating with your doctors, friends, and/or family

There are also several local and online support/community groups for patients and their loved ones to join.

The Change Cycle

The Change Cycle Classes are designed to help patients and their families develop strong coping skills, as major life changes are likely to occur in cancer diagnosis and treatment. To schedule a class, please call 806.775.8290.

The Cornerstone Support Group

"A Place to Lean, A Place to Learn"
Every 3rd Wednesday, 5PM - 6PM
Each month we host an open support group to help patients with specific cancers meet with other patients, share their unique experiences, and learn about how to live a fulfilling life while on your cancer journey. Friends and family members are welcome. Group attendance is not limited to patients within that month's specific topic - all patients are welcome to any group.

January 19: General Cancer Support Group
February 16: Gastrointestinal Cancers
March 16: Kidney Cancer
April 20: Head and Neck Cancers
May 18: Melanoma/Skin Cancers
June 15: Malignant Hematology Conditions
July 20: Prostate/Testicular Cancers
August 17: Caregiver & Family Support
September 21: Gynecologic Cancers
October 19: Breast Cancer
November 16: Lung Cancer
December 21: No Meeting

The support group is offered in person at the UMC Cancer Center and online via Microsoft Teams. Contact Dr. Evan Guidry at 806.775.8290 for more information or email evan.guidry@umchealthsystem.com for a link to the Teams meeting.

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