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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.

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.

Location:
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
100 Nolte Drive
Kittanning, PA 16201

Meets every other month at Avalon Golf and Country Club in Hermitage, PA.

Contact Bobbie Goldstone at 724-342-0635 or bgoldstone@goldsteins.com for more information and group meeting date and time.

Location:
Avalon Golf and Country Club
1030 Forker Boulevard
Hermitage, PA 16148

This group provides support for those dealing with facial surgery.

Join in a teleconference support group. For information and any questions contact Karen Scuilli, Executive Director, at 724-344-7578 or email info@face2facehealing.org.

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.

For more information, contact Marcia Klepac at (724) 433-5687, marciaklep@hotmail.com or Shariann Hall at (330) 533-4921, shari19ster@gmail.com

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.

Location:
415 Washington Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106

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

Please call 724-292-9404 for date and time.

Location:
Monongahela Valley Hospital
1163 Country Club Road
Monongahela, PA 15063

Contact Melissa Devine for dates, time, and location.

Call 412-254-6190 or e-mail ncanpittsburgh@gmail.com.

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

Location:
UPMC Altoona
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Meets once a month on varying days at Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Room A from 6:00-7:00 pm.

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.

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

Facilitated by Dr. Angela Dean.

Meets one Monday a month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant McCandless in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Conference Room, ground floor. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.

For more information and to register online, visit the UPMC Events and Classes Online Registration or call Kathleen Bryte at 412-748-5762.

Location:
UPMC Passavant McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pitsburgh, PA15237

Meets at Madonna del Castello Parish.

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

Location:
2021 South Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

This group is for young women 45 and under with breast cancer and meets monthly on different dates, times, and locations.

For information e-mail Jen at jen@ywbcaf.org.

Additional Support Resources

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

Breast Cancer Peer Support

Get matched with a survivor who has experienced what you may be going through – someone who can listen and provide insight.

Call Sara Maloney, LCSW at 412 641-4469 for more information.

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

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, MDSmultiple myelomapancreaticprostate, living life post treatment, and more.
  • Workshops: Art & Expression, Health & Movement, Meditation, and educational events.
  • Social groups and networking for adults, children, and teens.
  • View monthly calendar (please follow up with a call to confirm dates)

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

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 Kathleen at 412-748-5762 to register and 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 treatment; Mondays 8:30-10:00 a.m., Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 a.m., and Thursdays 2:00-3:30 p.m.

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 Gynecological, Caregivers, and Adolescents support 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.

Woman to Woman - Peer Support for Women with Gynecological Cancers

Call Vanessa Talley, LCSW at 412-641-1926 for more information.


Bereavement Support Groups

For information and listings on Bereavement Support Groups for adults and/or children located in Western Pennsylvania, please call UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Gumberg Family Resource Center at 412-623-4733 or contact your local UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.