All Cancer Support Community Western Ohio programs are evidence and research-based, professionally led and are provided at no cost to members!
CSC Western Ohio offers support programs and activities – all of them related to assisting those diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Open To Options Making a decision about cancer treatment can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Important decisions need to be made about treatment for new or recurrent cancer as well as ending treatment. Sometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask the doctor. One proven strategy for getting the most out of your visit is to be as prepared as possible. Having a written list of questions can help you feel more organized and comfortable in asking the questions you need to have answered as you work together with your doctor to make a decision about which treatment is right for you. With CSC’s novel decision support counseling program, Open to Options™, a trained Open to Options Specialist meets with the patient either in person or by telephone to help the patient brainstorm a list of personalized questions related to the person’s situation, understanding of the disease and treatment options, and the patient’s goals for treatment.
Newcomers Meetings are generally the first link between cancer patients, caregivers and Cancer Support Community. Newcomers Meetings are held weekly and provide information about the program and an opportunity to ask questions and share stories. The meetings are informal and are open to adults with a cancer diagnosis, their family members and friends. Check out the calendar for the next scheduled Newcomers Meeting or call today at (937) 223-4117.
WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS are the heart of CSC. Our groups are professionally-led and are designed for those with cancer, their adult loved ones and caregivers. Support groups allow participants to form deep connections with others who can truly relate, and to benefit from their collective wisdom. Group members experience (and create!) a caring, uplifting, and supportive environment with others who truly understand what it is like to be touched by cancer.
Advance registration is necessary for activities. This enables us to plan sufficient seating, materials, and food. Listings for these programs include RSVP contact information.
All programming takes place at our Hempstead Station location unless otherwise indicated. If a program takes place offsite, we include address and contact information for that location. You may also call us at (937) 223-4117 for more information.