Additional Help for Patients and Families Facing Cancer

Support and Education Programs are offered through the Social Services office. Many of these groups are facilitated by our social workers. These include:

Survivors Club

This open support group meets from 6-7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor. Patients with any cancer diagnosis and their caregivers are welcome in this social and supportive group. (A caregiver is any unpaid individual outside the clinic setting who helps cancer survivors cope with their disease.) For more information, please contact Patricia Policicchio at 304-598-4563, Jennifer Craddock at 304-598-4564, or Jessica Markley Ford at 304-598-4978.

Lung Cancer

This support group meets from noon to 1 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor. This group is hosted by the WVU Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance, and offers support for patients and caregivers. For more information, contact Patricia Policicchio at 304-598-4563 or policicchiop@wvumedicine.org.

Look Good, Feel Better

Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, this group is for women who will go through or have gone through some form of treatment. The class is led by locally trained cosmetologists who are volunteers through the ACS. Each participant receives a make-up/skin care kit valued at $250. The intent is to help women manage treatment-related side effects and learn how to care for their skin. The class is offered monthly in Monongalia County; MBRCC alternates months with Mon General. The session through MBRCC meets from 5-6:30 pm on the first Monday every other month in the Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor. The 2017 meetings will occur in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Registration is required. Please contact Patricia Policicchio at 304-598-4563 or Jessica Markley at 304-598-4978.

Caregivers Support Group

This support group for caregivers of cancer survivors meets from 3-4 pm on the first and third Mondays of the month at Rosenbaum Family House. While geared toward caregivers who are staying in Morgantown in order to be with a patient who’s receiving extended treatment, all caregivers are welcome. For more information, please contact Jennifer Craddock at 304-598-4564 or Mary Anne Yanosik at 304-598-4549.

Post-Transplant Group

This group is open to anyone who has been treated with a stem cell, bone marrow, cord blood, or haplo transplant. The group meets from 10:30 am to noon on the third Friday of each month in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center second-floor conference room. For more information, please contact Kim Belcher at 304-598-4526 or Jennifer Craddock at 304-598-4564.