Fighting cancer is a tough job and not one that anybody should do alone. To that end, Waldo County General Hospital has put in place a Cancer Education and Support Group. The group is for adults with cancer and their families and friends.

Patients are invited to come share their wisdom and experiences with other survivors and people who care, while learning more about how to live better with cancer.

The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Belfast Free Library (note the new location). Those who wish to attend are encouraged to come even if they cannot get there by 4:45 p.m.

The group is facilitated by social worker Margie Spencer-Smith, LCSW, and patient navigator Kim Lenfestey, MSW. Confidentiality will be respected for all participants. It helps to have a safe place to express feelings and share successes and hardships.

There is no charge for this group and registration is not required. For more information, call 930-2500, ext. 4795 or email: or