CancerCare offers more than 50 support groups each month, where people meet face to face, over the telephone or online to discuss problems, gain support and learn from others. Each of these groups is led by a professional oncology social worker form the staff of CancerCare.

Types of Groups
CancerCare.org offers groups to address the concerns of a variety of poulations who are affected by any type of cancer, at any stage . The groups include:

  • Support for Patients, their Partners, Relatives and Caregivers
  • Bereavement Support for Partners and Relatives
  • “Heart and Soul” Spirituality Support

Telephone Support Groups 1-800-813-HOPE
This type of support group takes place during a one hour conference call, which is free to participants. The following telephone groups are being offered:


Telephone Support Groups 1-800-813-HOPE

This type of support group takes place during a one hour conference call, which is free to participants. The following telephone groups are being offered:

  • People with Cancer:
  • Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
  • Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Primary Diagnoses
  • Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer
  • Advanced Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Survivorship/Post-Treatment
  • Young Adults with Cancer
  • Grupo de Apoyo Teléfonico en Español Para Hombres Viviendo con Cáncer
  • Grupo de Apoyo Teléfonico en Español Para Mujeres Viviendo con Cáncer

Caregivers/Loved Ones:

  • Caregivers
  • Pancreatic Cancer Caregivers
  • Parents of Children with Cancer

 

Online Support Groups

This type of support group takes place via computer in a bulletin board message format. The following online groups are being offered:

Patient Support Groups:

  • People with Cancer Support Group
  • Breast Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Colorectal Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Lung Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Blood Cancers Patient Support Group
  • Ovarian Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Pancreatic Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group
  • Young Adults (between the ages of 20-40) Living with Cancer
  • Post Treatment Survivorship Forum
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects

Support Groups for Caregivers and Loved Ones:

  • Caregivers/Loved Ones Support Group
  • Breast Cancer Caregiver Support Group
  • Lung Cancer Caregiver Support Group
  • Pancreatic Cancer Caregiver Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Caregiver Support Group
  • Ovarian Cancer Caregiver Support Group
  • Colorectal Cancer Caregiver Support
  • Adults Age 20-40 with a Loved One with Cancer
  • Teen with a Parent with Cancer Support Group
  • Parents of Children with Cancer

Support Groups for the Bereaved:

  • Partner’s Bereavement Support Group
  • People Who Have Lost a Loved One Group
  • Bereaved Parents of Young Children (0-19)