Support Group

The Cancer Support Group provides patients, families and caregivers a chance to share experiences and learn new ways of coping with the disease process. Cancer survivors, patients in active treatment or in hospice care are all weclome. To learn the next meeting time and place, contact Theresa Tuholski at 219.785.3444.

The best defense against cancer is being informed and having a support network that can help you through the difficult times. Support groups help improve a patient’s, and their loved one’s, ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges faced with the cancer experience. Topics include:

  • How a family system copes with the diagnosis
  • How children should be told about the disease process
  • The role extended family and friends can play in the treatment process

The group promotes education by arranging for various speakers to present educational topics related to cancer support and treatment.

The IU Health La Porte Hospital Foundation Cancer Patient Fund helps to provide our cancer patients with needed medications and treatments; and the Center for Cancer Therapy Fund assists in advancing the Cancer Therapy through purchasing new equipment and furthering staff education in this field. Click here to make a donation.