Cancer Institute


Support Groups and Upcoming Events

The Saint Elizabeth Cancer Institute is committed to making a difference for those affected by cancer, including patients and their caregivers. We offer a wide range of support groups and resources.

A Time to Heal

A 12-week program to help you regain physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual strength after undergoing cancer treatment. Learn more.

Brain Fog

Some call it “chemo fog” or “chemo brain;” some call it a nuisance; others call it incapacitating. This “brain fog” following cancer diagnosis can cause a loss of clarity that is both frustrating and life altering. This class is research based and taught in an informative, fun and interactive way that can help you improve the way you think, feel and function after a cancer diagnosis. Participants meet for 1.5 hours a week for 8 weeks in a group setting. Call 402-219-7284 for more information.

Expressions of Art & Hope

We have partnered with LUX Center for the Arts to offer cancer survivors the opportunity to explore a creative process of self-expression and reflection to help meet the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Learn more.

Living Beyond Cancer - Cancer Support Group

Third Tuesday of every month, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Meets in Cancer Institute, west side of hospital

Open to individuals touched by any kind of cancer. The group is designed to support cancer patients and their caregivers during treatment and beyond. It offers support, strength and education to move forward together, rather than alone. No RSVP is necessary.

Oncology Nutrition Class
Third Friday of the month
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

A cancer diagnosis often brings a lot of questions; specifically many questions about nutrition and diet. Will I get sick? What should I be eating? Are there foods that will help my body heal?
This class is open to anyone who is currently undergoing or anticipating chemotherapy or radiation treatments. It will review healthy eating topics as well as symptom management for side effects caused from treatment.

For more information and to register for the class, please call 402-219-7000. *Class size is limited in order for attendees to get his or her individual questions answered.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Support Group
First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Meets in Cancer Institute, west side of hospital

Our breast cancer support group offers an informal atmosphere to discuss your concerns about breast cancer and your treatment. Meet with other women who share your experience. No RSVP is necessary.

Preparing for Breast Cancer Surgery Class

At the Saint Elizabeth Breast Care Center, we believe that simply knowing what to expect can eliminate a lot of anxiety and give you a more positive experience. That’s why we offer the only pre-surgery class in the area.

During this free hour-and-a-half class, taught by a breast cancer nurse navigator, you will learn:

  • What to expect before and after surgery
  • Steps you can take to help prevent lymphedema
  • Insurance and breast cancer
  • Understanding your pathology report
  • Resources available through our survivorship program

Meets weekly on Wednesdays. Free and open to patients of Saint Elizabeth. Preregistration is required through the CARE office at 402-219-7123.