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What is the Mercy Cancer Support Group?

The purpose of the Mercy Cancer Support Group is to provide emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends as a supplement to their regular medical care.  The group offers a place where men and women can come to openly talk about fears and emotions, gather information, and gain some control over their situations.  Each meeting includes education, group discussion, and prayer.


Location and Meeting Dates

The support group meets the 4th Thursday of every month (except for November and December) from 5 - 6:30 PM in the McCauley Education Center. The November meeting is the third Thursday and December is a Christmas dinner on a date that is announced each year.

See you next Wednesday. Merril 701-572-2991


What is discussed?

The diagnosis of cancer can bring on a profound feeling of loneliness.  As cancer treatment progresses, other issues arise such as body changes, fear of prognosis, ability to support family, and many more.  All cancer survivors live with the fear of recurrence.  Mercy Cancer Support Group is designed to address all of these concerns in a series of sessions.  An American Cancer Society video, literature or guest speaker, or group discussions are part of the sessions.  Topics for each month’s meeting will be announced in the Williston Herald and in the calendar section of Mercy’s website.


What are some of the topics discussed?

  • Nutrition
  • Loneliness
  • Sexuality
  • Survivors
  • Body Image
  • Relaxation
  • Communication
  • Cancer Education
  • Service Programs
  • Look Good - Feel Better
  • A Celebration for Families
  • Managing Your Illness
  • Caregivers
  • Alternative Therapies
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