Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer? Are you undergoing treatment or perhaps you know someone – a family member or friend – with cancer? A cancer diagnosis can bring with it fear, isolation, and anger and an overwhelming need for information about treatment options, health insurance, financial support and how to manage the daily routine of life. Cancer doesn’t just change the life of the individual diagnosed, but also the lives of those around them.
Since 2007 the Institute of Medicine has reported that comprehensive medical care of cancer patients must include psychosocial support for the patient and family as well as information on cancer prognosis, treatment benefits and financial costs of treatment. Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit complements the medical component by providing support and education for the cancer patient and their family to help them learn to live with cancer – whatever the outcome.
Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, or have recently lost someone to cancer, there is a place for you at Gilda’s Club.
Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit offers a range of support groups to meet the needs of our community, offering support to navigate the complexities of the cancer experience.
A special place where children and teens who have been affected by cancer – whether through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one – can find support in a fun, facilitated play environment.
Healthy lifestyle activities are workshops designed to support the whole body. Offerings include nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, art therapy, and more.
Educational presentations give our members access to trusted professionals – empowering them to make the best treatment and personal decisions.
Social gatherings are meant to build a sense of community and belonging, providing a social outlet to connect with others on a similar path.
Personalized assistance in accessing resources that extend to the broader cancer community.