Cancer Support Groups

cancer support groupsThe Vernon Cancer Center offers support groups for cancer patients, cancer survivors and care givers. Support groups are designed so attendees can gain support through discussing their experience and connecting with others. Our groups help patients, who come to us from throughout the Greater Boston area, to cope with their diagnosis and make meaning of this illness in their lives.

Our cancer support groups include:
Cancer Survivor's Support Group
Caregivers' Support Group
Look Good... Feel Better Program

Looking for a different group? If you do not see a group for your specific need, please contact 617-219-1230 for assistance. Please also view our additional groups and special programs.

Cancer Survivor's Support Group
When: TBD
Where: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Directions to Newton-Wellesley Hospital
More Information: Please call 617-219-1230 to register or for more information.

This group is for people who have completed cancer treatments and are looking for support in moving back fully into their lives.

Caregivers' Support Group
A support group for people who are caring for family members or friends who have cancer.
When: Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Where: Vernon Cancer Center Integrated Support Services (Lower Level, Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley)
Directions to the Vernon Cancer Center
More Information: Please call Susan Maxwell, LICSW, at 617-243-6328.

Group members are people who are caring for loved ones with cancer. The group provides emotional support for caregivers, as well as practical advice. A major focus of the group is self-care for the caregiver. Please note: this group is open to the community; the patient does not need to be receiving treatment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Prior to attending the group for the first time, please call the group facilitator, Susan Maxwell, LICSW, at 617-243-6328.

Look Good... Feel Better Program
When: Monthly meeting, day varies
Where: Vernon Cancer Center Integrated Support Services (Lower Level, Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley)
Directions to the Vernon Cancer Center
More Information: Please call 617-219-1230 for more information.

The Look Good… Feel Better Program (LGFB) is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, along with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and the National Cosmetology Association. LGFB is designed for women going through cancer treatment. Treatment may cause temporary changes in appearance that can be upsetting. It is often said, “If you look good, you’ll feel better” and that is the purpose of this very special program. LGFB teaches participants cosmetic tips to look and feel good about themselves during chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Participants learn about skin care, nail care, makeup and ways to deal with hair loss.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
617-219-1230

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