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Support Groups 

Baton Rouge General offers several support groups for our patients, their family members and loved ones. Support groups provide education and foster emotions that can positively influence your care. They provide a group setting to explore the challenges and concerns of certain diagnoses. Our trained social workers will work with you and your family through your journey.

Cancer

  • Lymphedema Support Group: A support group focused on providing education, emotional support and the opportunity to network with others diagnosed with edema/swelling, due to primary or secondary lymphedema. For additional information, please call (225) 763-4050. To register, please click here.

  • Ostomy Support Group: A support group designed to help patients and their families cope with colostomies, ileostomies, urostomies and continent diversions. For more information or to register, please call the American Cancer Society at (225) 767-7197.

  • Prostate Cancer Support Group: A support group designed to provide education and support to prostate cancer patients. For additional information or to register, please contact the Cancer Services at (225) 927-2273.

Weight Loss Surgery

  • Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: A support group for weight loss patients, covering a variety of topics such as lifestyle changes, dietary changes and body image. For additional information, please call (225) 763-4242. or email weightloss@brgeneral.org. To register, please click here.