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    Support Groups


    Talking to others who are experiencing what patients are going through can often help. It’s a key aspect of any treatment plan, and why St. Mary Medical Center offers a number of seminars and support groups.


    Breast Cancer Support Groups

    Look Good Feel Better
    This free program that teaches beauty techniques to women in active cancer treatment to help combat the appearance-related side effect of treatment. 

    Please call 800.227.2345 for more information on Look Good Feel Better.

    My Sister My Friend Breast Cancer Support Group
    This organization is dedicated to supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

    Please call 866.542.6312 for information on the next My Sister My Friend meeting.

    C.A.R.E. Program/HIV Support Group

    Please call 562.624.4999 to sign up for the next meeting.

    Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions 

    This free 6-week chronic disease self-management program is for those living with life-long health conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, emphysema, bronchitis, asthma as well as other health issues. 

    Subjects discussed include

    • Techniques to deal with problems such as pain, fatigue and isolation
    • Appropriate use of medications
    • Nutrition and how to evaluate new treatment options

    You’ll reduce your risk of chronic disease with positive lifestyle changes that will improve your overall quality of life. 

    Please call 888.478.6279 for more information on Living Healthy, or to sign up for the next class.

    Surgical Weight Loss

    We offer monthly Support Sessions the second Saturday of every month at St. Mary Medical Center for pre-op and post-op weight loss surgery patients. The groups are led by members of the bariatric services team to provide additional support for patients undergoing lifestyle changes before and after bariatric surgery.

    We also offer a private one-on-one consultation to hear directly from the bariatric physicians and learn how surgical weight loss can help change your life.

    Please call 562.491.7995 to register.

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