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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


Dinner with the doctor - breast cancer updates
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11th
Time: 6 - 7 PM
Location: Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC, 28105
Phone registration: Call 704-384-3557

Take the opportunity to hear the latest breast cancer updates and get your questions answered by a breast surgeon and a medical oncologist.

Head and neck cancers: what you should know
Date: Monday, Oct. 17th
Time: 5:45 PM
Location: Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28207
Phone registration: Call 704-384-4400
Online registration: Available here

Join our panel of experts as they discus the most recent treatments and clinical therapies. Specialties represented include: medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, nutrition, speech therapy and counseling.

Managing cancer fatigue through exercise
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3rd
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: St. John's Baptist Church, Broach Hall
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone registration: Call 704-384-4400
Online registration: Available here

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.

Other upcoming programs


Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
Dates: Sept. 20th, 27th; and Oct. 4th, 11th
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Phone registration: Call 704-384-4400
Online registration: Available here

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: Tuesday, Oct. 6th
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: Novant Health Rehabilitation Center
125 Baldwin Ave., Charlotte, NC
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: Oct. 4th
Phone registration: Call 704-384-4400.
Online Registration: Available here.

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
Dates: Oct. 27th (12 PM); Nov. 10th (6 PM); Dec. 15th (12 PM)
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
Cost: Free
Phone Registration: Call 704-384-4400
Online Registration: Click the dates above.

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: Monday, Nov. 7th
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: Huntersville Medical Center-Rehabilitation Medicine
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 4th
Phone registration: Call 704-384-4400
Online registration: Available here

Cancer survivors at risk of swelling due to surgery or radiation are invited to learn ways to reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.

Support groups and recurring programs - Charlotte


All Out
When: Fourth Thursday of each month
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte
Phone registration: Call 704-384-315

For teens and young adults with cancer


Bereavement support
When: 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month
Time: 10 AM
Location: Novant Health Hospice & Supportive Care
324 N. McDowell St. , Charlotte NC 28204

Groups are open to teens and young adultsanyone 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: Weekly on Wednesdays (10 - 11:30 AM)
Triple negative: 3rd Tuesday of the month (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.

Cancer wellness - exercise, yoga and nutrition
Exercise : 3-month, medically supervised program to manage fatigue and improve recovery. Multiple class dates/times offered.
Yoga: Weekly classes offered by an oncology-trained yoga therapist. This program promotes mind/body awareness, effective breathing and relaxation. Times vary by location.
Nutrition: Oncology-trained dietitians are available to provide education, individual consults and personalized nutrition plans.
Questions? Call 704-384-6953

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 with cancer.

Colorectal cancer support group
When: First Monday of the month (6 PM)
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207

Drumming circle
When: 1st Thursday of the month (7 PM)
Phone registration: 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 (7 PM)
Location: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 S. Colonial Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone registration: 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.

Look Good, Feel Better
When: 1st Mondays (10 AM - 12 PM; 4th Mondays (3 - 5 PM)
Location:: Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (check out our Matthews and Huntersville locations as well)
242 S. Colonial Ave.,
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone registration: Call 1-888-227-6333

A special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society that offers support to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

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: 3rd 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


Grief support
When: 3rd Monday of each month (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: 3rd Thursday of the month (6 PM)
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone registration: Call 704-384-3513

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

Look Good, Feel Better - Huntersville
When: Monday, Nov. 14th (10 AM - 12 PM)
Location: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone registration: Call 1-888-227-6333

A special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society that offers support to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Cancer wellness - exercise, yoga and nutrition - Huntersville
Exercise : 3-month, medically supervised program to manage fatigue and improve recovery. Multiple class dates/times offered.
Yoga: Weekly classes offered by an oncology-trained yoga therapist. This program promotes mind/body awareness, effective breathing and relaxation. Times vary by location.
Nutrition: Oncology-trained dietitians are available to provide education, individual consults and personalized nutrition plans.
Questions? Call 704-384-6953 to learn more about class times and locations.

Recurring programs - Matthews

NEW! Lung cancer support group
When: 1st Tuesday of the month (5:30 PM)
Location: Novant Health Cancer Specialists Matthews
1700 Matthews Township Parkway
Phone registration: Call 704-384-5223

Cancer wellness - exercise, yoga and nutrition - Matthews
Exercise : 3-month, medically supervised program to manage fatigue and improve recovery. Multiple class dates/times offered.
Yoga: Weekly classes offered by an oncology-trained yoga therapist. This program promotes mind/body awareness, effective breathing and relaxation. Times vary by location.
Nutrition: Oncology-trained dietitians are available to provide education, individual consults and personalized nutrition plans.
Questions? Call 704-384-6953 to learn more about class times and locations.

Grief support
When: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (10 AM); and 4th Monday of each month (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.

Look Good, Feel Better - Matthews
When: Monday, Nov. 21st
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone registration: Call 1-888-227-6333

A special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society that offers support to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.