Support Programs and Community Events at Network Hospitals

Support programs provide an important forum to discuss cancer-related issues, as well as provide a supportive atmosphere where participants can share their feelings, questions and concerns with others facing the same challenges. Participants can also get useful and practical information about community services, share tips on coping skills and find new ways to deal with stress. To learn more about cancer support groups closest to you, please click the link of the hospital of your choice. To obtain the most recent times for meetings (if not listed), please contact the number(s) listed.

Bayshore Community Hospital | Cooper University Hospital | Jersey Shore University Medical Center | JFK Medical Center | Morristown Medical Center | Overlook Medical Center | RWJUHH/The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton |
Robert Wood Johnson University Hosptial Somerset | University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
 


Bayshore Community Hospital
27 North Beers Street Street
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733

Breast Cancer Education and Support
This free program takes place on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 11AM. For more information and to register, please call 732-962-7275.

Cancer Support Group
This free program provides support to those living with cancer. The meetings take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 5:30PM. For more information and to register,please call 732-962-7275.

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Cooper University Hospital
Town Square at Main Street
931 Centennial Boulevard
Voorhees, NJ 08043

To register for any of the below programs please call 1-800-8-COOPER

US TOO! Prostate Lecture Series
This meeting meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM.
This free monthly meeting is intended to allow survivors of prostate diseases and their families to become well informed, give and receive the support of others, ask questions, and express their concerns. This will be a presentation by medical professionals on the diagnosis, treatment option and management of prostate disease. Light refreshments will be served.

Blood Related Cancer Support Group
This group is for patients diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma or other blood malignancies to share experiences and receive support and information. Families and significant others are also invited to attend. This group is affiliated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This group is held the fourth Thursday of each month 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is designed to allow women with breast cancer to express their concerns, ask questions, get information, and receive the support of others. The group will gather on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Caring for the Caregivers Club
This group is designed for those caring for loved ones with cancer. This group is held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Lung Cancer Support Group
This group is for those diagnosed with lung cancer and their families to receive support, information and resources. This group is held the third Tuesday of the month from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

My Genes, My Risk
Individuals with a hereditary predisposition to cancer can often feel overwhelmed by their risks and the number of options that face them in an attempt to reduce their risks. This genetics support group will offer a safe place for patients to discuss these issues and to meet other patients who share similar concerns. The group is designed for people at high risk of cancer due to their genetic status and their family members who wish to learn more. This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Sister Will You Help Me: A Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of Color and Faith
This group’s mission is to empower through knowledge, encourage through sisterhood, enlighten through faith and to bond through love. Join us for an exciting sister session on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are held from 6:00-7:30 PM. Meetings are held at 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 400, Camden.

The Women's Oncology Support Group
This meeting takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00-2:30 PM in Voorhees. This group provides a time for women to get together to share their experiences, lend and gain support, and learn new ways to cope with their discuss.

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 State Route 33
Cancer Center Conference Room/Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Neptune, NJ 07753

Breast Cancer Support Programs at JSUMC:
Jersey Shore's Breast Care Center makes breast health a priority everyday of the year by providing year-round support group meetings. Support groups are designed to help women and men with breast cancer to openly discuss their feelings and provide emotional support to each other. Attendees are encouraged to share information about their experiences with breast cancer. Guest speakers and group outings are among the various activities support group members participate in. The Medical Center has breast cancer support groups that meet on various days and times to meet the needs of most people who need support.

After-Hours Breast Cancer Support Group
This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. This group is especially designed for working women.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Group discussion and programs from scheduled guest speakers. Support for those individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their significant others. This meeting takes place every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Please call 1-800-560-9990 to register.

Younger Generation Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is for those women and men ages 20-45. This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM. Please call 1-800-560-9990 to register. In addition to breast cancer support groups, Jersey Shore University Medical Center also offers cervical, ovarian, endometrial, uterine, prostate, and other more general oncology support groups for patients and their families. These free support groups are all held in the Ambulatory Pavilion, unless otherwise specified.

Coping with Chemotherapy
For patients and/or their families/care-givers currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. By appointment only. Please call 732-776-2346.

Inner Circle
Psychosocial, educational support group open to individuals with cancer, their families, and support persons. This group meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 PM. Please register by calling 1-888-538-8314.

Metastatic and Recurrent Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group
For women diagnosed with metastatic or recurrent cervical, endometrial, or uterine cancers. This free support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM.

Ovarian Cancer Support Group
For women diagnosed with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, or uterine cancers. This free support group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM.

Partners in Healing Support Group
Informal sessions for spouses or significant others of women diagnosed with breast cancer, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, and/or uterine cancer. This support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

Patient Support Group
Free Support and counseling for cancer patients. Please call 732-530-2382 to obtain a schedule and to register.

US Too! Prostate Support Group
This group is open to any man with prostate cancer and his significant other. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Neptune Housing Authority Community Room, 19 Davis Avenue.

Young People Have Feelings Too
This group is open to children that have family members with cancer. There are consecutive eight-week sessions that are by appointment only. Please call 1-888-538-8314 for more information.

For more information on any of Jersey Shore's Cancer Support Groups or to confirm times and dates of upcoming meetings, please call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-560-9990.

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JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08837

Coping With Cancer - Patient and Family Support Group
This free support group is designed to provide a safe environment for patients and family members to share their feelings and concerns. In addition, information relevant to cancer diagnosis and treatment is discussed to assist patients and their families in becoming educated partners in their health care. This meeting takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00-3:00 PM. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

The Healing Journey-Relaxation for Cancer Patients
This free program helps patients to develop relaxation and visual skills. Patients interested in participating in their own management and stress reduction are encouraged to attend. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 PM. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Voices of Healing - Breast Cancer Support Group
This free support group helps women with breast cancer to decrease feelings of isolation and provide a sense of purpose and belonging. Empowerment, body image and their role in the family will be discussed. Members are encouraged to discover the strength of their inner resources. This support group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Coping with Illness
A support group for children and adolescents who are dealing with a serious illness in their family. Individual children’s counseling and family counseling also available. Meetings are held periodically throughout the year. Pre-registration is necessary and there is a nominal fee. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Radiation Therapy Orientation
This program is intended for radiation therapy patients and their families. Meetings are held periodically throughout the year. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Caregivers Support Group
This group is for caregivers of patients with cancer. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. For further information or to register, call 908-668-2328.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group is for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. This meeting is held periodically throughout the year at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. For further information or to register, please call 908-668-2388.

Brain Tumor Support Group
This support group is for patients diagnosed with a brain tumor and their families. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in North Plainfield. For further information visit www.njbt.org or call 732-321-7000 ext. 66785 or 908-685-0917.

Insight Cancer Support Group
This group is for patients and their family members and it is designed to provide a safe environment for sharing. Additionally, information relevant to a cancer diagnosis and treatment is discussed to assist members in becoming educated partners in their health care. These meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM at the JCC of Scotch Plains. For further information or to register, please call Haven Hospice at 732-321-7769.

Spousal Bereavement Group
A spousal loss group for persons 55 years and older. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Young Spousal Bereavement Group
A spousal loss group for persons under 55 years of age. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:15pm. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Children’s Bereavement Series
For children who have experienced a loss. Age appropriate groups are held weekly in the Spring and Fall. Pre-registration is necessary and there is a nominal fee. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

Child Loss Support Group
A monthly support group for parents who have lost a child of any age. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Pre-registration is necessary. For further information or to register please call 732-321-7769.

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Morristown Medical Center
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center offers professionally-led support groups that allow cancer patients to receive emotional support and advice from others who are experiencing similar challenges. See a full list of our support groups.

We also provide specialized programs for cancer survivors looking for assistance with post-treatment issues, including diets, exercise, work schedules and more. See a full list of our survivorship programs.

In addition to support groups and survivorship programs, our cancer center offers a wide range of educational classes and lectures. See our monthly class calendars.

To stay connected with all of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s services, programs and events, sign up for Morristown Medical Center’s monthly e-newsletter – My Atlantic Health News and choose topics cancer or breast cancer.

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Overlook Medical Center
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07091

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center offers professionally-led support groups that allow cancer patients to receive emotional support and advice from others who are experiencing similar challenges. See a full list of our support groups.

We also provide specialized programs for cancer survivors looking for assistance with post-treatment issues, including diets, exercise, work schedules and more. See a full list of our survivorship programs.

In addition to support groups and survivorship programs, our cancer center offers a wide range of educational classes and lectures. See our monthly class calendars.

To stay connected with all of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s services, programs and events, sign up for Overlook Medical Center’s monthly e-newsletter – My Atlantic Health News and choose topics cancer or breast cancer.

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton
2575 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ 08690

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton) combines the resources of a leading cancer care center with those of a national award-winning hospital—Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton). CINJ Hamilton offers many educational programs, cancer screenings, support groups, and American Cancer Society activities for its patients.

Educational programs run throughout the year on topics such as prostate surgery, stereotactic breast biopsy, lymphedema treatment, alternative and complementary medical management of cancer and cancer prevention & wellness.

Annual Breast Cancer Survivors' Fashion Show
Every Spring, RWJ Hamilton celebrates breast cancer survivors with an event that includes a lunch, silent auction and fashion show where all of the models are breast cancer survivors.  For information call 609-631-6960.

Annual Cancer Survivors Weekend
This uplifting and inspiring event occurs on the first weekend of June.  It begins with the annual candlelit remembrance service in honor of loved ones who have passed away from cancer. The cancer survivors' day, held on either Saturday or Sunday, celebrates life and includes a guest speaker, survivor testimonials and an array of fun activities for the family.

Breast Cancer Survivor Group
Meetings takes place on the first, second Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the CINJ Hamilton conference room. Together you'll share your experiences, solutions, triumphs and concerns. For information on the first and third Tuesday meeting, call Trish Tatrai at 609-584-2836. For information on the second Tuesday meeting, call Lois Glasser of CancerCare at 800-813-4673, ext. 107.

Breast Consultation Program
This program is available to patients who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer or who are seeking a second opinion. It provides a unique approach to treatment and gives every patient an opportunity to discuss her total care privately with healthcare providers. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 609-584-2836.

CINJ Hamilton Young Women's Survivors Group
Women age 45 and under living with breast cancer and/or gynecological cancers share information, advice and friendship. The meetings take place the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at CINJ Hamilton. For more information, call 609-584-2836.

Comfort in Clothing Program
Shopping for clothing can be a chore for those dealing with the changes brought about by cancer. This program offers free, comfortable clothing to patients under our care. For more information, call 609-631-6960.

Kids Share - A Workshop for Children
By participating in activities, exercises and discussion, children are given an opportunity to learn more about cancer and how to cope with the challenges it can bring to a family. A separate group for parents is held at the same time. Meet with other families facing similar challenges. For dates, times and registration information, call Marissa Marrucca, MSW, LSW at 609-584-6680.

Look Good... Feel Better Program
This free program, made possible by the American Cancer Society, is a one-time makeover for women undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation, and is provided by trained cosmetologists and hair stylists. It takes place at CINJ Hamilton every other month on the third Monday (other locations are available). For more information and to register, call the American Cancer Society at 609-895-0101

Sharing Your Journey Through Cancer
Discussion and support for people living with cancer, their family and friends. These open discussion meetings help promote mutual problem-solving and facilitate sharing. Meetings take place on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the CINJ Hamilton conference room. For more information, call Marissa Marrucca, MSW, LSW at 609-584-6680.

Teen Support
This group workshop is for teenagers between the ages of 13-18 who have a parent with cancer. By participating in activities, exercises and discussions, teenagers will be given the opportunity to learn how to cope with the challenges cancer can bring to a family. For more information, call Marissa Marrucca, MSW, LSW at 609-584-6680.

Young Women with Cancer Support Group
This group, designed for woman under the age of 45 who are diagnosed with breast and/or gynecologic cancers, meets at CINJ Hamilton every third Tuesday of the month. For more information, call 609-584-2836.

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
Steeplechase Cancer Center
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876

After Breast Cancer Support Group
For more information, please contact Donna Moss, LCSW at 908-243-8654, The American Cancer Society at 908-725-4664, or the Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset at 908-685-2905. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM in Conference Room B.

Breast Surgery Support & Education
When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you are not alone. Our Breast Surgery Support and Education classes, coordinated by our Rehabilitation Medicine Department, are designed to enhance patients' awareness of the support and services available to them.

The support team includes social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, Reach to Recovery volunteers and other support networks. For more information or to register, please call the Sanofi Aventis Breast Care Program at 908-243-8648 or the oncology social worker at 908-243-8654.

Look Good, Feel Better Program!
For further information, please contact The American Cancer Society at 908-725-4664, or the Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hosptial Somerset at 908-685-2905.

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University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
1 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

For additional information or to register for these programs, please call 1-888-897-8979, unless another number is indicated, or visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar.

Head and Neck Support Group
A Support Group for laryngeal cancer patients and/or their loved ones. Princeton HealthCare System is pleased to partner with the American Cancer Society to provide the newly formed Head & Neck Cancer Support Group of Central Jersey. This support group will meet the third Wednesday of the month. For additional information click here.

Breast Cancer Support Group
This newly formed Breast Cancer Support Group will meet the third Tuesday of the month. Breast cancer patients in all phases of their journey are encouraged to attend, along with their family members and/or caregivers.  Learn more by downloading the program flyer (PDF).

Prostate Cancer Support Group
This support group, which has been in existence since 1991, welcomes those with prostate cancer, their loved ones, family members and/or caregivers to attend. Meetings take place the fourth Wednesday of the month. Meeting format alternates each month between lectures by Princeton HealthCare System physicians and health professionals and open discussion.  Learn more by downloading the program flyer (PDF).

Cancer Support Group
University Medical Center at Princeton is pleased to partner with CancerCare of New Jersey to bring individuals with cancer the support, education and empowerment they need to move along the path to recovery. Learn more by downloading the program flyer (PDF).

Cancer Support Group, Monroe Location
University Medical Center at Princeton is pleased to partner with CancerCare of New Jersey to bring individuals with cancer the support, education and empowerment they need to move along the path to recovery.  Learn more by downloading the program flyer (PDF).


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