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Jupiter Medical Center offers comprehensive support services for cancer patients and their families. From patient navigation and psychosocial support, to extensive rehabilitation therapies to assist patients with the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues a cancer diagnosis brings.

Patient Navigation Services

At Jupiter Medical Center, you don’t have to face the challenge of cancer alone—we can help. Our complimentary patient navigation service can help and your family, by providing as much information, knowledge, support and guidance that you may need to manage a cancer diagnosis and treatment. No matter where you are in this journey, we respect what is most important to you and recognize that personalized and compassionate access to care enhances your quality of life and treatment procedures. Your navigator will collaborate with your doctors and treatment team so that you can receive comprehensive and concise updates on your condition.

Psychosocial Support

Oncology social workers are educated and skilled to assist with the psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual issues people face when dealing with cancer. They can help you find ways to get through the difficult times, offering support and teaching you skills to cope with challenges big and small. As an advocate for patients and families, our social worker focuses on your needs and can direct you to additional resources as needed.

Online Cancer Support Groups

Groups will take place on GoToMeeting platform.

For event login information, please contact Jennifer Schosheim, LCSW, OSW-C jennifer.schosheim@jupitermed.com or call (561) 263-3659

Living with Breast Cancer Support Group:

  • When: First Thursday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Living with Cancer Support Group for Women

  • When: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Living with Gynecological Cancer Support Group

  • When: First Wednesday of every month 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group

  • When: First Thursday of every month 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Cancer Wellness Program

Cancer treatment impacts the body and mind in many ways – but you don’t have to face this challenging time alone. Jupiter Medical Center now offers our Cancer Wellness Program online. The program is designed to help patients manage issues like fatigue, sleep problems, nutrition, stress and anxiety, while also providing ways to improve quality of life.

  • Exercise & Therapy - September 9 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Mindfulness - September 23 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Nutrition - October 7 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Exercise & Therapy - October 21 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Sleep - November 11 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Thriving Through the Cancer Journey & Beyond - November 18 at 4:00 p.m.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is an approach to medical care focusing on the whole person and recognizing the interactions of mind, body and spirit to optimize health and healing. Integrative therapies can help manage chronic conditions or major medical events. Jupiter Medical Center’s Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness offers:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy

Nutrition Counseling

When undergoing cancer treatment, it’s important to maintain optimal nutrition to keep you strong, improve the effectiveness of treatment, and prevent unnecessary complications. At any point during treatment you can request a visit with a dietitian who can help you develop a plan to nourish your body during treatment and recovery. Speak to any of the nursing or radiation staff caring for you and request a visit with the dietitian. For outpatient medical nutrition services, call 561-263-5067, option 3.

Oncology Rehabilitation Services

The Oncology Rehabilitation Program is designed to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and survivors. Our rehabilitation services program, which is staffed with a team of highly skilled professionals and features state-of-the-art equipment, can help you improve quality of life and regain independence. With a physician’s prescription, patients can receive a full range of rehabilitation therapy services, including specialized programs for lymphedema and urinary incontinence. For information about the program, or to schedule an appointment, please call 561-263-5775.

Pastoral Care and Bereavement Services

Bereavement Support Group

  • For anyone who has lost a loved one or is experiencing grief.
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the first and third Monday of the month
  • Place: The Chapel (off the south lobby)
  • Please RSVP by calling 561-263-4457

Pastoral Care

  • Available upon request. Meet with a member of the pastoral care team for emotional and spiritual support.
  • For more information, call 561-263-4457

Ongoing Support Programs

Smoking Cessation

  • A complimentary, proven-effective, six-week smoking cessation class. Join others in your effort to stop smoking.
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Please RSVP by calling 877-819-2357 to register for the next six-week session.

Transportation (Temporarily Suspended)

Jupiter Medical Center’s Auxiliary provides Motor Aid, offering complimentary transportation to Jupiter Medical Center and any medical facility associated with it including:

  • Anderson Family Cancer Institute
  • Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center
  • Diabetes Education & Outpatient Nutrition Services
  • Outpatient Imaging at the Jupiter Medical Center Outpatient Campus
  • Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at the Jupiter Medical Center Outpatient Campus
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep Center
  • Wound Care & Hyperbarics

Motor Aid is for patients who are able to get into and out of vehicles without assistance and for patients who are living within our specified geographic area. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center’s Motor Aid service, please call 561-263-3473.

Survivorship Program

Cancer survivors often face many challenges as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Those challenges include fear of recurrence, anxiety, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and maintaining a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. The Survivorship Program offers a lecture series that helps cancer survivors face these challenges, providing education, resources and support. For more information or meeting dates, call 561-263-4400.

You Can Support Local Cancer Care

While we are all touched by cancer at some point in our lives, new discoveries and novel therapies are turning the tide against this complex set of diseases. Should you or a loved one be diagnosed with cancer, you naturally seek care that incorporates the latest insights and technologies, while helping you meet the challenges of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

This is exactly the type of care you can find today at Jupiter Medical Center—and tomorrow in our future facility, the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. Patients will have direct access to the science-driven diagnostics and therapies found in the nation’s most renowned health care institutions, all in one state-of-the-art facility.

The Anderson Family Cancer Institute will facilitate our patients’ access to world-class cancer care, while fostering comfort and well-being. Made possible by visionary gifts and the generous support of many champions and friends, this magnificent cancer institute will reward these investments many times over by enhancing the healthy vitality and strength of our community.

By supporting Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Cancer Institute, you will bring a new dimension of hope and healing to friends and neighbors who are affected by cancer, and provide a lasting legacy for our community. For more information, please visit jmcfoundation.com.