Support Groups

Cancer doesn’t just take a physical toll, it can take an emotional one as well

To learn more about the Adena Cancer Center or to request an appointment, please call 740-542-3030.

It’s natural to feel sadness and grief as you cope with changes in body image, an interruption to your life plans and fear of what’s to come. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, depression affects one out of every four cancer patients.

Talking with other people who are experiencing the same struggles can make a difference. That’s why joining a support group is such an important part of your overall treatment plan.

Adena offers a variety of support groups to meet the needs of our patients and their family members. Some groups are led by our highly trained and caring staff, and others are led by professionals from the American Cancer Society.

Find a program that’s right for you and join us today.

Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group

Women ages 50 and younger with breast cancer encourage one another as they go through the diagnosis and recovery process. The group meets from 5 - 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the Ribbons of Hope Conference and Education Room at the Adena Cancer Center. It is facilitated by Adena staff members Deb Bihl, CNP, and Becky Emerine, LSW. No registration is required. If you have questions, call the Adena Cancer Center at 740-542-3030.

Look Good…Feel Better

This program is dedicated to improving self-esteem and quality of life for women who are undergoing cancer treatments. The American Cancer Society periodically hosts complimentary beauty sessions at the Adena Cancer Center. For a detailed schedule, visit or call 1-800-227-2345. Registration is required.

I Can Cope

This free educational program arms cancer patients and caregivers with straightforward facts about diagnosis and treatment. The American Cancer Society facilitates these community classes and can answer many of your cancer-related questions. To find or register for a class, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Cancer Fund: Support the journey from diagnosis to survivorship

You can ensure patients receive the best cancer care, treatment, support, and resources in south central Ohio by contributing to the Adena Health Foundation Cancer Fund. Your donation helps support every patient’s journey from diagnosis to survivorship by providing state-of-the-art equipment, Adena Cancer Center improvements, cancer support groups, and related assistance, such as gas vouchers. Your generosity makes a difference! Make your donation to the Adena Health Foundation Cancer Fund today!  


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