Survivorship Center: Educational Support Groups

Resources for Life After Cancer program staff lead time-limited educational support groups tailored to give cancer survivors an opportunity to work on personal and practical concerns in a concentrated way. We encourage people to share concerns while taking an active approach to the issues at hand.

Highlights of our educational support groups follow. For up-to-date details, including meeting times, please visit our online calendar.

  • Bladder Cancer: Challenges & Solutions — A monthly discussion and support group with healthcare team members, tailored to enhance physical and emotional recovery.

  • Primary Brain Tumors: A Gathering for Patients and Families — A monthly group for people treated for primary brain tumors, their family, and friends.

  • Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Discussion Group for Survivors of Childhood Cancers — A bi-monthly support group for cancer survivors who were treated as children and teenagers.

  • Colorectal Cancer — A bi-monthly group that focuses on the physical and emotional changes after colorectal cancer treatment.

  • Esophagectomy: Finding a New Balance — A bi-monthly group that focuses on adapting to medical and psychological changes following esophagectomy.

  • Grace & Grit: A Women's Circle — A weekly group providing women cancer survivors an opportunity to share concerns while taking a problem-solving approach.

  • Gynecologic Cancer — A bi-monthly group that focuses on the physical and emotional changes after gynecological cancer treatment.

  • Head, Neck, and Oral Cancers: Moving Forward — A monthly group for people treated for head, neck, and oral cancers, to discuss needs and concerns with healthcare team members.

  • Hematologic Cancers — Bi-monthly program that provides information and discussion related to leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

  • Living Well Programs — These programs focus on physical functioning and health maintenance, practical matters, and age/gender specific programs.

  • Lung Cancer: Breathing Easier — For people who have been treated for lung cancer. A monthly group to assist in strengthening the recovery process by obtaining information, learning breathing techniques, and building emotional and management skills.

  • Focus on Lymphedema — This is a bi-monthly program that has workshops and groups that addresses this potentially debilitating condition.

  • Men & Cancer: Maintaining Focus — Online meetings, specifically for men, that provide tools to help participants move ahead with confidence after treatment

  • Prostate Cancer Support Group — This is a monthly support group for prostate cancer survivors. It is co-lead by a social worker and a nurse.

  • Put Your Pen in Gear: A Writing Program for Young Adults (21-39) — A weekly group for young adults who are interested in a writing workshop.

  • Young Adults (21-39): New Challenges/New Beginnings — A weekly group for young adults who are interested in discussing survivorship issues.

  • Dating and Disclosure — This quarterly program focuses on the challenges that sharing a cancer experience can present to survivors of all ages. When, how, and whether to disclose your history will be the focus of this educational group workshop.

Consultation

An initial consultation is required to ensure that these are the correct settings for you. For information about Memorial Sloan Kettering's Resources for Life After Cancer program, please call us at 646-888-4740 or e-mail us at rlac@mskcc.org.