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Presbyterian Medical Center Services Cancer Programs, classes & events

A helping hand
is never too far away

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center offers a wide range of programs, classes and support groups that are designed to meet the needs of you and your loved one during your journey with cancer.


Classes and programs


NEW! Trends in prostate cancer care
Date: Tuesday, April 26th
Time: 6 PM
Registration: Call 704-316-4058
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Teleconference rooms 1-3
10030 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Join us for a panel session with urology, radiation oncology and medical oncology experts to learn about the latest in prostate cancer care and treatment options.

NEW!  Cancer survivors' day
Date: Sunday, June 5th
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Location: Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Registration deadline: May 30th
Register here!

Join us for our 21st annual celebration of life. This casual get-together is a chance to connect with fellow survivors, family and our staff while meeting with dozens of vendors that can help support your journey. Survivors and family members of all ages are invited to enjoy the festivities — there really is something for everyone!

NEW! Relay for Life of Cornelius Huntersville
Date: May 6th
Time: 6 PM
Location: Bailey Road Park, Cornelius

Join Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center for this annual American Cancer Society fundraiser that raises money to support life-saving cancer research. Walk with our team or create your own. Visit RelayForLife.org/chvnc to register. Call Pat McKinney for more information about the survivor dinner on May 4: 704-316-5046.

NEW! Teal Diva 5K
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Coach Joe Popp Stadium, 160 S. Magnolia St., Mooresville

This second annual event raises money to support the gynecologic cancer fund at Novant Health. Join our team or create one of your own at TealDiva.org.

NEW! Bosom Buddies evening support group
Date: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 7 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center, 
242 S. Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC

This breast cancer support group will be facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and a breast health navigator. Each meeting will include a featured topic of interest, followed by open discussion. Call 704-384-5223 for more information.

Cancer transitions: moving beyond treatments
Dates: Tuesdays, May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Time: 5:30 - 7: 30 PM
Location: Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Registration: Register online here or call 704-384-4400

This program targets many of the physical, psychosocial and practical issues that you and your loved ones may face now that cancer treatment is over. The four-class series will empower you to reach a higher quality of life with improved lifestyle skills and habits. Light dinner included.

Starting the cancer journey
Designed for newly diagnosed cancer survivors and caregivers, this class provides a great intro to the world of cancer. Join us to learn basic info, connect to resources and meet members of your healthcare team. Participants receive a gift package with tools to promote health and wellness. 

Date:  May 24th
Time: 12 noon
Location: Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, register here or call 704-384-4400.

Date: April 28th
Time: 12 noon
Location: Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, register here or call 704-384-4400.

Date:  June 8th
Time: 12 noon
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, register here or call 704-384-4400.

Look good, feel better

A special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society that offers support to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. To register for all locations call 1-888-227-6333. 

When: First Mondays at 10 AM - 12 noon and Fourth Wednesdays at 3 - 5 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte

Date: May 9th
Time: 10 AM - 12 noon
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Date: May 16th
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy.
Matthews, NC 28105

Lymphedema risk reduction
Cancer survivors at risk of swelling due to surgery or radiation are invited to learn ways to reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.
Date: June 6th
Time: 6 PM
Location: Novant Cancer Rehab
125 Baldwin Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Registration: Call 704-384-4400


Bereavement support

Groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Call 704-384-6478 to register for groups held on Fridays or groups located in Matthews and Huntersville

When: Wednesdays at 7 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte

When: Second and fourth Sundays at 5 PM and second and fourth Fridays at 10 AM
Location: Levine Senior Center
1050 Devore Ln.
Matthews, NC 28105

Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
When: Call 704-384-6478 for times

ALL OUT
For teens and young adults with cancer. Occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte
Registration: Call 704-384-3156

Breast cancer support group 
This breast cancer support group will be facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and a breast health navigator. Each meeting will include a featured topic of interest, followed by open discussion. A potluck lunch is served on second Wednesdays.
When: First, second and third Wednesdays at 10 - 11:30 AM
Triple negative: Third Tuesdays at 7 PM
Fourth Wednesdays at 7 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte 

CLIMB (Children’s lives include moments of bravery)

A special program for children who have a parent or caregiver who has cancer.

When: For dates and times, please call 704-384-5223.
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte

Colorectal cancer support group
When: First Mondays at 6 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte

Living through cancer

Offers general support to adults with cancer and those who love and care for them.

When: Third Thursdays at 6 PM
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Registration: Call 704-384-3513

Pancreatic cancer support
When: Call 704-841-0728 for dates and times. Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte

Imagery for participating in your own healing process:

Join us for a series to help you develop tools to enhance the healing process. Learn to incorporate techniques such as imagery, strengthening your will to live through visualization, learning and relaxation techniques.

When: Mondays at 7 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte
Registration: Call 704-384-5223

Strides to Strength:

An ongoing cancer wellness and fatigue management program to improve physical and emotional recovery for all survivors undergoing treatment or recovering from its effects.

Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center 10030 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
When: Call 704-384-6953 for dates and times

Thyroid cancer support
When: Third Saturdays at 10 - 11:30 AM

Drumming circle

Drum circles have long been used to bring people together. Discover what it could do for you.

When: First Thursday of the month at 7 PM
Registration: Call 704-384-5223


Yoga for cancer survivors

Classes cater to a variety of survivor needs and skill levels.

Cost: $10/class or $25/month
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center or Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
Registration: Call 704-384-6953