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After a diagnosis of breast cancer, any disease or other cancer, finding the right support is essential. Through Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute, Center for Advanced Surgery provides an array of invaluable and group support groups for both cancer patients and their families and caregivers. To learn more about the educational services and support groups available through Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman listed below, please contact FHWCI 352.253.3610 for support programs or 352.253.3605 for support groups, locations and meeting times.

Support Services

All patients and their families have access to a variety of support services through Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, including:

Cancer Resource Library

Provides free access to an extensive collection of books, brochures, and videotapes related to cancer.

Educational and Support Groups 

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • General Cancer Education Support Group
  • Look Good – Feel Better 
  • Man To Man (Prostate Cancer Support Group)
  • Lymphedema Support Group 
  • On The Road Again
  • Support For The Caregiver

Breast Cancer Educational Support Group

  • Last Monday/ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
  • Contact: Jan Whitis, 352.253.3610

General Cancer Educational Support Group

  • 1st Thursday / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
  • Contact and to RSVP: Laytanya Ruiz, 352.253.3605

Look Good-Feel Better

  • American Cancer Society Program
  • 2nd Monday / 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
  • Contact and to RSVP: Latanya Ruiz, 352.253.3605

Man to Man (ACS) Cancer Educational Support Group

  • 3rd Thursday / 3:00 pm
  • Florida Hospital Waterman Medical Office Bldg/Team Room II
  • Contact and to RSVP: 352.365.1483, 352.409.5050 cell, or email FredNeilson@aol.com

For information about support groups, call 352.253.3605.

Genetic Disease Risk Assessment

Predicts disease risk and empower patients to be proactive in the prevention of cancer and other diseases (offered through Florida Hospital Cancer Institute).

Home Care Services

Home health professionals are available around the clock.

Hospice Services

Offered through Cornerstone Hospice.

Nutritional Consults

Licensed dieticians provide medical nutritional therapy to cancer patients.

Out-patient Oncology Social Worker

Provides individual counseling and education; assists patients and their families in accessing outside resources to address financial concerns, disability, occupational challenges and transportation to treatment, among others.

Pastoral Care

Three full-time chaplains are available 24 hours a day.

Rehabilitation Services

A team of highly skilled rehabilitation specialists, led by your personal physician, can help aid in your recovery.

Visit our Cancer Institute Video Gallery and Mammography Video Gallery to learn more.

To learn more about the educational services and support groups available through Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman listed below, please contact FHWCI 352.253.3610 for support programs or 352.253.3605 for support groups, locations and meeting times.