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Memorial Medical Center opens summer support groups to all

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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 2801 Atlantic Avenue, offers many support groups and therapies to help people learn about and cope with various afflictions.

• Adult Bereavement Group
Wednesdays, 3 – 5 p.m.
Doctors’ Conference Room 2
Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Radiation/Oncology Conference Room
Support groups open to anyone over the age of 18, no pre-registration required. Facilitated by Rev. Diann Davisson. Call (562) 933-1450 for more information.
• Perinatal Loss Support Group
Second and fourth Monday of every month, 7 p.m.
This group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby from early pregnancy, miscarriage, stillborn or newborn death. Meets in the Radiology-Oncology Conference Room. Facilitated by Rev. Sharon Yagerlener. Call (562) 933-1454 for more information.

• Beat the Odds in Cancer Treatment
This program offers research-based strategies for improving quality of life, symptoms and side effects to achieve positive-impacted survival after a cancer diagnosis. The program was developed and conducted by physicians. Call (562) 961-0155 for more information.
• Breast Friends
Peer-mentoring group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who will be matched with breast cancer survivors. Call (562) 933-7815 for more information.
• Cancer Answers
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This cancer helpline is designated to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families. An experienced oncology nurse answers your questions on treatment options and cancer resources. Call (562) 933-0900 for more information.
• Cancer Patient and Family Support Group
Thursdays, 5 – 7 p.m.
Sponsored by The Wellness Community. Call (310) 376-3550 for more information. Meets in Memorial Rehabilitation. Free.
• Gynecological Cancer Patient Support Group
First and third Tuesdays of every month, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Held at the MemorialCare Center for Women. Call (562) 933-0900 for more information.
• Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Support Group
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Meets in the Radiation/Oncology Conference Room.
Call (562) 933-7845 for more information.
• Ovarian and Gynecological Cancer Support Group
First and third Tuesdays of each month, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
A support group for women with ovarian and gynecological cancers. Call (562) 933-0900.
• Prostate Cancer Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by US TOO. Call (562) 933-0900 for more information.

• Adult Insulin Pump Support Group
Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Support group for adults with diabetes who are using insulin pumps. Facilitated by Trudy Bly, R.N., C.D.E., (562) 933-8519. Significant others welcome. Held in 6th floor classroom. Free.

For more information on these and other listings, contact Sandee Gallina, marketing representative at Long Beach Memorial, at (562) 933-2810.

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Memorial Medical Center opens summer support groups to all