Living with cancer is one of the most stressful experiences an individual and their loved ones can experience.
Support groups are helpful resources for coping with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share feelings, experiences and challenges.
We offer a variety of support groups for patients, caregivers, and family members. Groups are offered periodically throughout the year. When support groups are not available, please do continue to reach out to your supportive care team for service referral and support. You can find members of the supportive care team at the Abramson Cancer Center on the Staff page
Following are some support groups offered at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital:
Patient Support Group (Online)
A virtual support group for all people diagnosed with cancer.
Meetings are accessible by mobile device (phone or tablet). Technical support is available before meetings.
There is no registration or attendance fee.
Log into the meetings you are able to join.
Overwhelmed? Looking for information? Scared? Feeling alone? These are normal reactions!
One of the hardest jobs in the world is to be a caregiver. It is very easy to get overwhelmed. Sometimes the person who has been there for everyone else needs someone to be there for them.
This support group offers a private space to connect and share with other caregivers who also have a loved one facing cancer.
Exploring Creativity and Meaning Making is a support group for patients affected by cancer. In this weekly group, patients will be invited to share, explore and make meaning of their experiences in a group designed to foster support and learning through a difficult time. Registration is not required. Light refreshments and complimentary on-site parking provided. Please join us.