Additional Cancer Support Groups - Call for More Information

The support groups below do not meet on regular days or dates. Please contact the group to find out more, or call the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at 412-623-4733 for more information.

To search for a cancer support group, please visit our Support Groups page.

The Ostomy Support Group meets monthly at UPMC Altoona. Please call 814-943-3782 for information about dates and times and exact meeting locations.

UPMC Altoona
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Located at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, the Richard G. Laube Cancer Center holds various support groups in the Bracken Conference Room. 

In addition to support groups, Tai Chi and Yoga are available weekly. Tai Chi meets every Wednesday in the Cancer Center Lobby. Yoga meets every Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the Cancer Center Lobby.

Call 724-543-8658 for more information.

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
100 Nolte Drive
Kittanning, PA 16201

This group is open to patients and their family members. Meetings are held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, OH.

Contact Ann Ross at 330-524-1436 or for dates and times. 

Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) support group meets four times per year, alternating between Cleveland, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.

The meetings provide education and support for patients and caregivers who are touched by the rare lymphoma Waldenstrom’s.

Please contact Marcia Klepac for more information at 724-433-5687 or e-mail

This group is affiliated with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Self-help group for patients, as well as families and friends of mesothelioma patients. 

Meets monthly at the Carnegie United Methodist Church. Call Nancy Buszinski at 412-276- 0702 for more information.

415 Washington Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106

This group meets quarterly at the Monongahela Valley Hospital in the 7th floor Conference Center. 

Please call 724-292-9404 for dates and times.

Monongahela Valley Hospital
1163 Country Club Road
Monongahela, PA 15063

Meets once a month at Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Room A.

To register, learn more, and for updates on upcoming meetings please visit the Esophageal Cancer Surgery Support Group webpage, e-mail, or call (412) 623-3288.

Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Ave.
Cooper Conference Room A 
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Meets at Madonna del Castello Parish.

Call the parish office at 412-241-1372 for more information. 

2021 South Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Additional Support Resources

The following resources are available to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in the Western Pennsylvania area. 

Gumberg Family Resource Center and Patient Navigation at Hillman Cancer Center

Located on the ground floor of Hillman Cancer Center next to the elevators, the Gumberg Family Resource Center is open Monday through Friday. Learn more about the services and amenities offered

Patient and Family Resource Center at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant

The Resource Center is located at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant in McCandless. Located on the first floor, it is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 412-748-5762 for more information.

  • Free pamphlets about types of cancer and patient support; books and CDs available for loan
  • Public access computers for internet research; comfortable reading areas
  • Full-time oncology patient education Nurse on-site
  • ‘Chemotherapy 101’ class is offered for patients, caregivers, and family members new to chemotherapy; Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Women's Cancer Education Series

Learn more about the series and see a listing of dates here, or call 412-641-8096 for more information.

Our Clubhouse

Located at 2816 Smallman Street in the Strip District.Our Clubhouse provides various support groups and activities.

  • Support Groups: breast cancer, living with metastic breast cancer, living with cancer, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, prostate, living life post treatment, and more.
  • Workshops: Art & Expression, Health & Movement, and educational events.
  • Social groups and networking for adults, children, and teens.

Call 412-338-1919 for more information or visit the Our Clubhouse website.

Highmark Caring Place

With 4 locations in downtown Pittsburgh, Warrendale, Erie, and Harrisburg, the Highmark Caring Place provides children and families through the death of loved ones. Visit their website for more information

Allegheny Health Network Hospice Services

The Allegheny Health Network Hospice Services provides grief and bereavement support. Visit their website for more information, and call 800-381-8080 for times and locations. 

Family Hospice & Palliative Care

With two locations in Mt. Lebanon and Lawrenceville, Family Hospice & Palliative Care holds bereavement groups and support groups throughout the Pittsburgh area. Visit their website or call 800-513-2148 or 412-572-8829 for times and locations. 

Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support

Ursuline Support Services, located in Squirrel Hill, can provide referrals to ongoing grief support groups and grief therapists, phone and one-on-one peer support, books and tapes, and various other support. Visit their website or call 412-224-4700, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..

Grief Camps for Children

The Venango County Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) provides bereavement programs for children and teenagers, including summer camps. The Horses for Healing Camp takes place in August 2018 for ages 9-17. The Good Grief Camp is a one-day camp in June 2018 for ages 6-17. Hope for the Holidays camp is in November. For more information, dates, and times call Shelley Hart at Venango County Visiting Nurses Association 814-437-0365.

Passavant Bereavement Group

Sponsored by UPMC Passavant Cancer Center & Palliative and Supportive Institute.

A group will meet on Thursdays starting in the fall of 2018 from 4:00-5:30 pm. For more information call 412-748-5899. The group will meet at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant.

The Regional Cancer Center (TRCC)

The TRCC in Erie, PA offers various support groups and resources for patients, caregivers and survivors. Visit their website for more information. Call Maryann Frontino at 814-836-2636 for the Breast Cancer Support Group. Call Ann Marie Cronk at 814-836-2618 for Caregivers, Adolescents, and Thrivers groups

"Wellness for Life” program offers services such as art therapy, massage, acupuncture, etc. To register, call the Wellness for Life office at 814-836-2643.

Stewart's Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center

Stewart's Caring Place in Akron, OH, provides a caring, relaxed environment offering supportive services and programs for individuals and families on their cancer journey. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. For information and listings of their support groups and programs, visit their website or call 330-836-1772.

VITAS® Innovative Hospice Care

VITAS provides caring support to friends and family members of all ages grieving the loss of a loved one. Visit their website or call 412-799-2123 to learn more about services and support groups.