Northeast Florida Cancer Resource Guide

Support Groups

Beaches Cancer Support Group

Beaches Cancer Support Group is a place for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, those battling it, those in remission and their caregivers to meet weekly to discuss everything from how they feel that day to how to make soup. We invite people with ANY type of cancer to join.

Meets Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
beaches.cancer.support.group@gmail.com
904‑247‑2920
1375 Roberts Dr. Bldg. B, Ste. 100

Bosom Buddies

Meets Mondays 7:00- 8:30 pm Contact:
904‑722‑300 ext. 224
5644 Colcord Ave. Jacksonville Fl.

Candid Conversations about Breast Cancer

Candid Conversations About Breast Cancer is a free educational support group for breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month 6-7 pm.
Contact:
904‑308‑5490
2 Shircliff Way Jacksonville Fl.

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Provide compassionate guidance and care to help those with advanced illness and their families to live better and improve quality of life. Call to request a free information visit.
Languages Spoken: English, translation service as needed for others
Contact:
Community Hospice Admissions
904‑407‑6500
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

First Coast Oncology

First Coast Oncology provides patients with the most advanced radiation oncology treatment available for cancer, in a compassionate and respectful environment. Our staff consists of highly trained staff of Radiation Oncologists and medical professionals who specialize in the most advanced oncology therapies available for all types of cancer. Drs. Ackerman, Perkins and Ossi are board certified physicians who work with a well qualified, licensed team that focuses on providing the latest cancer treatment options available in an effort to provide care that surpasses other providers in Northeast Florida. Contact:
Jennifer Maggiore
jennifer@firstcoastoncology.com
904‑880‑5522
10881 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Halifax Health - Center for Oncology

The Halifax Health Center for Oncology is part of a nonprofit, acute-care hospital with approximately 700 licensed beds, serving East Central Florida. The Halifax Health Center for Oncology is a full-service cancer center providing preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. The program employs board certified medical, radiation, and a gynecologic oncologist. The Oncologists and medical staff collaborate on multidisciplinary evaluations and care through weekly conferences. Radiation Oncology Services include Varian iX, Novalis Tx and Elekta Synergy systems with multileaf collimator and on board imaging capable of respiratory gating and cone beam CT. This program provides low dose rate brachytherapy, prostate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, SBRT, IMRT, IGRT, BEXXAR, and genetic testing. The medical oncology/ hematology program utilizes the latest chemotherapy/biological therapy available as well as access to national clinical trials. The Gynecologic/Surgical oncology program provides the only da Vinci robotic surgery system to the East Central Florida area.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Debra Trovato
386‑254‑4211 option 6
303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32128

In the Pink

We serve all people with all cancers. We provide free services, such as wigs, lymphedema sleeves, etc. to those who qualify. We also provide free yoga and meditation classes to all cancer patients. We have two locations in Jacksonville. We are in-network for most insurance companies and file the claims for the services/items provided. All staff are certified mastectomy fitters, as well as lymphedema fitters. Contact:
Jeri K. Millard
904‑372‑0029 (Beaches), 904‑369‑5515 (Downtown)
522 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32207

Live For Today Foundation

We are a nonprofit organization for young adults with cancer ages 18 - 35. We provide our members with unique opportunities, adventurous activities, and support from other young adults with cancer. You are eligible to join if you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and have ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how to join on our website!
Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Live For Today Foundation
mail@live-for-today.org
904.273.4590
340 Sawmill Lane
Ponte Vedra FL, 32082

Pink Ribbon Ladies

The Pink Ribbon Ladies offers support and education for women with breast and other female cancers in Nassau County, Florida.

Meets 2nd Monday Of Each Month 6 pm–7 pm
Contact:
isobelandmark@bellsouth.net
904‑321‑2057
Ackerman Cancer Center
1340 S 18th St, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Sisters Network Northeast Florida Chapter

An Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network, Inc., provides support to African-American women surviving breast cancer through in-home and in-hospital support as well as monthly survivorship meetings. In addition, financial assistance is available for costs related to treatment for those who qualify. Contact:
Dianne Townsend
904‑757‑6622

The Judy Nicholson Foundation

Contact:

UF Health Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets 1st Thursday of every month 5:00-6:30pm Contact:
UF Health
904‑244‑1883
1910 Jefferson St., UF Health

Women's Center of Jacksonville/Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies meets every Monday from 7-8:30 pm. Information & Referral Services are provided. Survivor Advocates are available to accompany newly diagnosed women to doctor's appointments and act as a second set of ears. Personal growth workshops are offered. Wigs, head coverings, bras and prostheses are available at no cost. All direct services are free.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Contact:
Bobbi de Cordova-Hanks
904‑722‑300x224
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211