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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

Starting the cancer journey - Charlotte

Designed for newly diagnosed cancer survivors and caregivers, this class provides a comprehensive introduction to the journey of cancer. Join us to learn and receive basic information, connect to resources, meet members of your healthcare team and receive tools to promote survivorship.
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28207
Dates: July 28th at 6 PM; Aug. 25th at noon; Sept. 22nd at 6 PM
Cost: Free
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400 or register online

Cancer Transitions-Moving Beyond Treatment

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 4-week series will empower you to reach a higher quality of life with improved lifestyle skills and habits. Please note that you only have to register for the first date, which includes the entire 4-week series. 
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28207
Dates: September 20, 27 and October 4, 11
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400 or register online.
Registration deadline: September 6

Lymphedema Risk Reduction - Matthews

Cancer survivors at risk of swelling due to surgery or radiation are invited to learn ways to reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.
Location: Matthews Medical Center-Rehabilitation Medicine
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy.
Matthews, NC 28105
Date: September 6, 2016
Time: 6 - 7 PM
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: September 4
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-4400.

NEW! Managing cancer fatigue through exercise
Date: November 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. The good news is that appropriate levels of exercise can help manage your fatigue and improve your physical and emotional recovery from treatment. Join us for a talk led by renowned expert Claudio Battaglini, PhD., Director of Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory, at UNC Chapel Hill and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to learn more about the important role exercise plays in your cancer journey.
Registration: Call 704-384-4400

Lymphedema Risk Reduction - Huntersville

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

NEW! Bosom Buddies evening support group
Date: 4th 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.
Registration: To register by phone, call 704-384-5223.

Bereavement support

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.

    • Novant Health Hospice & Supportive Care, 324 N. McDowell St., Charlotte NC 28204 - 1st & 3rd Friday of each month @ 10 AM
    • Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews NC 28105 – 2nd & 4th Monday of each month @ 5 PM
    • Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews NC 28105 – 2nd & 4th Friday of each month @ 10 AM
    • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville NC 28078 – 1st & 3rd Monday of each month @ 6 PM (in the chapel)

 

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: To register by phone, 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: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays @ 10 - 11:30 AM
Triple negative: 3rd Tuesdays @ 7 PM & 4th Wednesdays @ 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: 1st Mondays @ 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: 3rd Thursdays @ 6 PM
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Registration: To register by phone, 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: To register by phone, 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: 3rd Saturdays @ 10 - 11:30 AM

Drumming circle

Drum circles have long been used to bring people together. Discover what it could do for you.
When: 1st Thursday of the month @ 7 PM
Registration: To register by phone, 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: To register by phone, call 704-384-6953.