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Cancer Center Support Groups

For a complete list of all support groups at HackensackUMC Mountainside, please click here.

For more information on all Cancer Center support groups, please call 973-429-6098.

Living with Cancer Support Group

HackensackUMC Mountainside invites you to join our support group for cancer patients, families and friends. Finding your way through cancer can be a challenging and overwhelming journey.  This support group offers a forum to further education, facilitate sharing among peers, and promote positive coping skills to handle the practical and emotional challenges of living with cancer. 
     Third Thursday of every month
     10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
     Cancer Center Conference Room 
     Harries Pavilion at HackensackUMC Mountainside 
     1 Bay Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042

For more information, please contact Regina Hemsey, MPH (973-429-6098).

Look Good…Feel Better

HackensackUMC Mountainside partners with the American Cancer Society to bring you this free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve self-esteem and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. This program includes a free consultation with a certified cosmetologist for anyone undergoing treatment for cancer. 
     Second Monday of each month
     10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
     Cancer Center Conference Room 
     Harries Pavilion at HackensackUMC Mountainside 
     1 Bay Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042

      Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, please contact Regina Hemsey, MPH (973-429-6098) or directly contact the American Cancer Society (1-800-227-2345).

Healing Stitches

Mutual support group for cancer patients to gather weekly to chat, knit or crochet while interacting and creating projects. Families and caregivers are welcome. 

     Wednesdays each week
     1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cancer Center.
     2nd Floor Lobby of the Cancer Center
     Harries Pavilion at HackensackUMC Mountainside 
     1 Bay Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042

Reiki Volunteer Program

At HackensackUMC Mountainside, Reiki is used as a complementary therapy to conventional medical treatments. Reiki is not a religion, creed, or substitute for conventional medical care. Reiki is a simple method of natural healing, intended to provide a calming experience which invokes the relaxation response.

Private Reiki treatments are available for patients and caregivers of the Cancer Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside. For more information or to schedule a free session, please contact, Regina Hemsey, MPH (973-429-6098).