Cancer Support Groups & Services

A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care

At CVPH FitzPatrick Cancer Center, we take a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to cancer care. Working collaboratively, our goal is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients.

Counseling, Educations & Referrals

An oncology social worker, is based at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center and provides counseling, information and referrals to hospital and community-based services and programs.

Alexander Fleming, LMSW
FitzPatrick Cancer Center
(518) 562-7534
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Support Groups

There are also a number of support groups available should you and your family choose to participate:

  • Grief Support - This group meets the first Monday of the month at 6 pm in the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.
  • The Big C: A Group for Men With Cancer - This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6 pm at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Patient and Family Support Group – This support group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 pm at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.

Contact Alexander Fleming at (518) 562-7534 or for more information. Please call if attending the group for the first time.


There is no denying the role nutrition plays in fighting cancer. Registered dieticians from our Nutrition Services Department work with patients and their families to help meet specialized nutrition requirements and answer questions you may have diet and your therapy.  People undergoing cancer therapy often experience a change in appetite, metabolic alternations or side effects from their treatment. Our dieticians can offer advice regarding appropriate diets for specific disease states, specialized nutrition supplements or strategies to optimize your food intake.