Support Groups & Other Resources

Support groups and resources are important for patients, caregivers and family members alike. Here are just some of the resources available in the Baton Rouge area:

  • American Cancer Society – Click here for cancer resources throughout Louisiana, including wigs, hotel and lodging for you and your loved ones, prosthetics and more.
  • Baton Rouge General Wellness Center – Baton Rouge General's Health & Wellness Center provides healthy living programs for those who want to live life to the fullest. We believe that people want to feel strong and fit, and lead happy healthy lives. Our BRG Fit! team can provide you with the tools to change your lifestyle and achieve optimum lifelong health. Click here to learn more.
  • Baton Rouge General Cancer Wellness Program – Our Cancer Wellness Program will provide you with insight into all aspects of your cancer journey and help you and your family navigate it. Click here to learn more.
  • Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) CAGNO offers counseling, support and discounts to patients undergoing cancer treatment in southeastern Louisiana. To learn more, call (504) 733-5539.
  • Healthy Steps Lebed Exercise Program – The Healthy Steps Lebed Exercise Program is a fun and therapeutic exercise that boost the immune designed for all cancer survivors that promotes healing through dance and movement. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Look Good, Feel Better – Look Good Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment. This program helps improve the self-image, appearance, and quality of life of patients by teaching beauty techniques to help cope with the temporary appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. This program is made possible through a collaboration of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation of the Personal Care Products Council and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association. To learn more, call (225) 237-1600.
  • 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 or click here to register.
  • 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 Support Group – This support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is designed to provide education and support to prostate cancer patients. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Smoking Cessation Program – Baton Rouge General can provide you with the tools and support you need to be successful in quitting tobacco with our Smoking Cessation program. The five-week program addresses real life issues surrounding the lifestyle of a smoker. Click here for more information.
  • Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Click here to find cancer resources in Baton Rouge, including transportation, financial assistance, meals, support groups and more.

Know of other resources we can add to our list? Please contact us.