New male cancer group to meet for first time at St. Mary's

St. Mary's is offering a new male cancer support group, and it meets for the first time on Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m.

The group is open to men with all types of cancer.

It was started by Richard Condi, who is a cancer survivor himself.

Men have a 45 percent chance of developing some form of cancer in their lifetimes-- that's according to the American Cancer Society.

Richard says he approached St. Mary's staff with the idea because he felt there was a lack of cancer support groups for men.

He says he wants it to be a resource for people that he didn't have while going through cancer himself.

"For people that may be going through treatments that want to benefit from what others have gone through and maybe give them some other insights or thoughts or support for what they're going through. And then certainly for survivors, because there are long term effects that go with having survived cancer," says Condi.

The group will meet at the Medical Office Building at 3801 on Bellemeade Avenue on the second Tuesday of each month.

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