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 specific needs of our community.
Educational lectures and workshops are offered to enhance well-being and promote self-discovery.
Our bereavement program is designed to support anyone experiencing the loss of someone to cancer. These groups, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, allow for our members to connect with others that are grieving and learn valuable ways to cope with the death of a loved one. Our bereavement groups are available for all ages.
Social activities are meant to build a sense of community and belonging.
A special place where children 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.
In order to reach more people in metro Detroit affected by cancer. Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit currently provides cancer support groups at three offsite locations.