Cancer Support Groups

Cancer Support Group

This ongoing support group meets every other week and is facilitated by a licensed, independent, clinical social worker. The support group is open to patients who are newly diagnosed, those in treatment, and those who have completed treatment as well as patients with a cancer recurrence. The group is also open to caregivers.

The group focuses on learning to cope with the stress of this diagnosis and the treatment process while trying hard not to let this disease take over your life.

Meetings are held twice a month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care, 620 Washington Street, Winchester. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, please call 781-756-5072.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Through ongoing education and support groups, we are working to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection through self-breast exams, regular check-ups, mammography and risk evaluation.

The Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center offers a seven-week (one evening a week) educational support group for women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. This group is offered three times a year and focuses on stress management, nutrition, family support and coping skills throughout treatment and the recovery process. The Center also offers an ongoing educational series for breast cancer survivors, which meets five times a year to focus on topics of interest for breast cancer survivors including lymphedema, sexuality, exercise, disease recurrence and breast reconstruction.

For more information about ongoing support groups and access to educational resources, please call 781-756-5072.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

This group is designed for men with prostate cancer and their families. It meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care, 620 Washington Street in Winchester. For more information, please call 781-756-4700.

Learn more about all of the support groups available through Winchester Hospital.

Look Good… Feel Better

Look Good...Feel Better is a free, national program supported by the American Cancer Society and offered by Winchester Hospital that helps women with cancer improve their appearance and self-image by teaching beauty techniques to manage side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Volunteer beauty professionals teach small groups of women about makeup, skin care, nail care and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman gets a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.

For more information about participating in this free program, call the Center for Cancer Care at 781-756-5000.

A free self-help brochure for men with cancer can be ordered through the Look Good…Feel Better toll-free number, 1-800-395-LOOK (1-800-395-5665).

Home Care Services

At every stage of life and for every medical need, Winchester Home Care can help, with home care services for people facing challenges of later life stages, with new babies, with disabilities, fighting illnesses, and more.

Imaging Services

Winchester Hospital offers a wide array of leading-edge diagnostic imaging services close to home, led by a team of highly skilled general and specialty radiologists, nurses, technologists and support staff.

Emergency Services

Emergency care at Winchester Hospital is stronger than ever. We offer the latest technology, medical care and pediatric services through a partnership with specialists from Boston Children’s Hospital.