Research studies have shown that those who participate in support groups show improvement in their quality of life.
Support groups allow people to hear information, be educated by a variety of speakers, and to share ideas, feelings, and coping strategies.
Keokuk Area Self-Help Cancer Support Group
The Keokuk Area Self-Help Cancer Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church at Tenth and Blondeau in Keokuk. The meetings are open to all cancer patients and their families. For more information, call Robin Allerman at (319) 524-3509.
Burlington Area Support Group
A support group meets in Burlington the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Klein Hospital Conference Room. For answers to your questions, call Burlington Medical Center's Home Care at (319) 753-3599 and ask for Karen, Janelle, or Bev.
University of Iowa Cancer Center Online Support Group
Log on to www.cancer.vh.org and follow the directions for joining the group. It is a free service. For questions call Joy Sutter at (319) 356-1730.