Find cancer education classes and support groups near you.
Cancer support groups can provide valuable emotional and practical support for people with cancer and their loved ones. These groups offer a safe space to share experiences, learn from others and connect with people who understand what you’re going through.
Some are based on type or stage, while others focus on general health and wellness. There are also groups for specific populations, such as Spanish speakers and caregivers.
Use the search bar and filter by type, date and distance to find upcoming cancer support groups and cancer education classes near you.
FAQs about cancer education and support groups
What types of cancer support groups do you offer?
Our groups are designed to help with the psychological, social and spiritual challenges you encounter when it comes to battling cancer. Our groups are for all types of cancer, such as:
- Breast cancer.
- Colon cancer.
- Lung cancer.
- Prostate cancer.
- Skin cancer.
- Bladder cancer.
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Kidney cancer.
- Pancreatic cancer.
- Thyroid cancer.
- Liver cancer.
- Caring for someone with cancer.
What are the advantages of joining a support group while in cancer treatment?
They can help you feel better, hopeful and connected with others in our community. You can safely participate in a group platform that offers opportunities to confidently share and learn from first-hand experiences.
Why is cancer education important?
Education helps you understand what’s happening and why. It can help with the fear of the unknown, and help you make informed decisions with your care team.
Can I join a cancer support group if I don’t have cancer?
Of course. We have cancer caregiver support groups and writing workshops for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Who are UCHealth cancer support groups led by?
Most of our support groups are led by licensed professional counselors (LPC) and social workers.
Can I try several different cancer support groups before picking one?
Try as many as you’d like. Most cancer support groups are free, so you can register for a single session to start, then sign up for more later.
How frequently do cancer support groups meet?
It depends on the group, but most meet every two weeks or monthly. Check out a specific event description to learn about the schedule.
Does UCHealth offer online or virtual cancer support groups or classes?
Currently, all our support groups have virtual options, and some of them are virtual only. Check out a specific event description to learn about your options.
Does it cost anything to join a cancer support group?
UCHealth offers a number of free cancer support groups. Please review a specific event’s description to see if there are any fees.
What topics are covered in your cancer education classes and support groups?
Some classes and support groups have monthly topics and guest speakers. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Stress management.
- Integrative medicine.
- Improving sleep during treatment.
- Skills for navigating the health care system.
- Palliative care.