Education & Support Services
Knowledge is power
There are many support groups throughout the Midlands. Several are located at Lexington Medical Center; others are organized within the community.
Support Group Network
Support Group – Losing is Not an Option
Open to all adult cancer patients and their caretakers. Varied topics, refreshments, come as you are (hospital gowns welcome).
- Facilitated by Chris Gibson, LMSW, OSC-C
- (803) 939-8774
- 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday
- Granby Room
Support Group – Woman to Woman
A breast cancer support group for newly diagnosed women.
- Facilitated by Kelly Jeffcoat, RN, OCN, Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator
- (803) 791-2521
- 5:00 p.m. last Thursday of each month
- Women’s Imaging Lobby, Lexington Medical Park 1
Support Group – UsTOO
For all men who have been diagnosed with, treated for, or are concerned about prostate cancer. Wives are invited.
Support Group – 2nd Chapter
A support group for women with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.
A wide range of classes offers our patients and their caregivers up-to-date information and provides forums for answers and options.
Community Health Information Library
Our Community Health Information Library (CHIL) for patients, their families and health care consumers, is a resource for health and wellness information, presented in non-medical terms. Information is available in various forms — books, pamphlets, periodicals, brochures, videos and on the web.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lower level of the North Tower
Next to the Terrace Café
Call (803) 791-2000 Ext. 2426 to request free information and materials.
Look Good; Feel Better
Every three months, we offer free cosmetic classes for women who have undergone cancer treatment and any other individuals who may be interested. Classes are taught by trained stylists and volunteers, and are a collaborative effort between the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.
Throughout the year, nurses and physicians receive requests from churches, civic organizations and business groups seeking information on cancer prevention strategies and cancer awareness issues. We’re getting the word out.