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Support and Education Groups for Patients and the Community

Helping One AnotherThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey invites you to participate in our support groups and educational programs for patients, families and friends. These free groups and programs provide a forum to discuss cancer-related issues, while providing a supportive atmosphere where participants may share feelings, questions and concerns with others. Participants can get useful information about community services, share tips on coping skills and find new ways to deal with stress.


Due to COVID-19, all support groups are currently virtual or over the phone. 

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey sponsors a Breast Cancer Support Group to help improve the education of patients with this disease, provide the opportunity to receive information and to facilitate sharing among breast cancer survivors. The meetings are held on the first and third Monday of the month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. One meeting each month will be an open discussion that is for patients only. The second meeting each month will be focused on a specific topic with invited guest speakers. Patients and support persons may attend these sessions. For more information please contact Deborah Leif, MSW, LCSW at 732-235-7011.

Living with Cancer-Patient and Family Support Group

Living with Cancer is a support group for cancer patients and their caregivers. The goal is to improve education, promote mutual problem solving and facilitate sharing. This support group takes place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. For more information please contact Rose Slirzewski at 732-235-6781.

Gynecologic Support Group

The Gynecologic Cancer Support Group meets to discuss fears/concerns about diagnosis and treatment, how family roles have changed and talking to family/friends and children about cancer. This support group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. For more information please contact 732-235-6792.