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Support Services

We recognize that cancer is a disease that touches the entire family. Our Cancer Centers provide a variety of support services for patients and their families.

Support Groups

Share & Care Cancer Discussion Group
For patients, family members and friends. This is an opportunity to discuss common experiences and concerns, exchange information, and share feelings with others who really understand.
Ann Arbor Support Group:
Brighton Support Group: 810-844-7274

Breast Cancer Support Group
Facilitated by a cancer professional, this support group provides emotional and social support for women with breast cancer. Women with breast cancer can teach each other about coping, resilience, surviving and triumphing in spite of adversity.
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Call 734-712-2920 for more information.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Like most other cancers, coping with prostate cancer can be overwhelming. This support group is a self-help group for men who have experienced prostate cancer.
Meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Call 734-712-6569 for more information.

Free Massage
Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain. Swedish massage is very gentle and is often used to promote relaxation, improve blood flow, and relieve muscle tension. Inspirit Salon & Spa, located in the lobby of the main hospital, provides a FREE one hour Swedish massage for all oncology patients receiving treatment at St. Joe's. The cancer coupon must be signed by the physician prior to the therapist providing the service.

Head Coverings
Attractive wigs, hats, turbans, and scarves are available at Inspirit Salon & Spa. A certified cosmetologist provides free head shavings and certified wig fitters will provide a FREE 1 hour wig consultation and fitting. Your first hair cut is complementary after your course of treatment has been completed and hair growth has resumed.

Genetic Counseling Service
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System now offers genetic counseling to help patients and families who have an increased risk for cancer. Learn more or schedule an appointment at 734-712-2978.

Nutrition Services
The Saint Joseph Mercy NutriCare Program has registered dietitians who specialize in helping people who have cancer. Work one-on-one with a registered dietician to assess your nutritional status and develop a plan that supports healing. Your first consultation is FREE, call 734-712-1313 for an appointment. View flyer.

Pastoral Care Services
At Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, we believe that your spiritual well being contributes to your physical health. A chaplain is available to you and may be requested at any time by calling 734-712-3800.

Other Services

  • Dedicated Oncology Social Workers:
        Ann Arbor Radiation Therapy: 734-712-2920
        Ann Arbor Chemotherapy: 734-712-3958
        Brighton Cancer Center 810-844-7274
  • Title XV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: 734-712-2321
  • Patient Education: 734-712-4673
  • Oncology Patient Advocates Team: 734-712-7161
  • Dedicated Oncology Patient Financial Counselor: 734-712-2607
  • Cancer Care Speakers Bureau
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