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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 counseling and support groups at its facility in Charlotte and at Novant Health Medical Center Huntersville.


Classes and programs


NEW! Managing cancer fatigue through exercise
Date: Nov. 3, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: St. John's Baptist Church, Broach Hall
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204

If you're struggling with fatigue as a side effect of your diagnosis or treatment, you are not alone. Exercise may help you manage your fatigue and improve your physical and emotional recovery from treatment. Learn more about appropriate levels of exercise during recovery at a discussion led by Claudio Battaglini, PhD, director of the Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Registration: Call 704-384-4400 Register online

Other upcoming programs


Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment

Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
When: Sept. 20 and 27; and Oct. 4 and 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400 or register online
Learn about the physical, psychosocial and practical issues that you and your loved ones may face after cancer treatment. The 4-week series will empower you to reach a higher quality of life with improved lifestyle skills and habits. Register once to participate in the series.

Lymphedema Risk Reduction

When: Oct. 6, 2016, 6-7 PM
Location: Novant Health Rehabilitation Center
125 Baldwin Ave., Charlotte, NC
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: Oct. 4
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400. Online registration. Cancer survivors at risk of swelling due to surgery or radiation are invited to learn ways to reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.

Starting the cancer journey - Charlotte

When: Sept. 22, 2016, 6 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
Cost: Free
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400 or register online This class is designed for newly diagnosed cancer survivors and caregivers. Get information, connect to resources, meet members of your healthcare team and receive tools to promote survivorship.

Lymphedema Risk Reduction - Huntersville

When: Nov. 7, 2016, 6-7 PM
Location: Huntersville Medical Center-Rehabilitation Medicine
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: Nov. 4
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400. Online registration. Cancer survivors at risk of swelling due to surgery or radiation are invited to learn ways to reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.

Lymphedema Risk Reduction - Matthews

When: Sept. 6, 2016, 6-7 PM
Location: Matthews Medical Center-Rehabilitation Medicine
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Cost: Free
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400. Online registration. Cancer survivors at risk of swelling due to surgery or radiation are invited to learn ways to reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.

Recurring programs - Charlotte


All Out

When: Fourth Thursday of each month, 6-8 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-3156
For teens and young adults with cancer.

Bereavement support

When: First and third Fridays of each month at 10 AM
Location: Novant Health Hospice & Supportive Care
324 N. McDowell St. , Charlotte NC 28204
Groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. To speak to a counselor, or to sign up for a support group, please call 704-384-6478

Breast cancer support group

When: Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 AM
Triple negative: Third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
The group is facilitated by a social worker with special guest speakers and programs throughout the year. Each meeting will include a featured topic, followed by open discussion. A potluck lunch is served on second Wednesdays of each month.

CLIMB (Children’s lives include moments of bravery)

Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
When: For dates and times, please call 704-384-5223.
A special program for children who have a parent or caregiver who has cancer.

Colorectal cancer support group

When: First Monday of the month at 6 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207

Drumming circle

When: First Thursday of the month at 7 PM. Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-5223
Drum circles have long been used to bring people together. Discover what it could do for you.

Imagery for participating in your own healing process

When: Mondays at 7 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-5223 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.

NEW! Lung cancer support group
When: First Monday of the month at 5:30 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207

Join us Oct. 3, 2016, for the first meeting.
Registration: For information, call 704-384-5223

Pancreatic cancer support

Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
When: Call 704-841-0728 for dates and times.

Thyroid cancer support

When: Third Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 AM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
Education and support are the focus of this peer group for thyroid cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Recurring programs - Huntersville


Bereavement support

When: Third Monday of each month at 6 PM
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center Chapel
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. To speak to a counselor, or to sign up for a support group, please call 704-384-6478

Living through cancer

When: Third Thursday of the month at 6 PM
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-3513
Offers general support to adults with cancer and those who love and care for them.

Strides to Strength

Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
When: Call 704-384-6953 for dates and times
An ongoing cancer wellness and fatigue management program to improve physical and emotional recovery for individuals undergoing treatment or recovering from its effects.

Yoga for cancer survivors

Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost: $10/class or $25/month
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-6953
Classes cater to a variety of survivor needs and skill levels.

Recurring programs - Matthews


Bereavement support

When: Second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 AM.
Also: Fourth Monday of each month at 5 PM
Location: Levine Senior Center
1050 DeVore Lane
Matthews NC 28105
Groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. To speak to a counselor, or to sign up for a support group, please call 704-384-6478