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Cancer Support Groups

Reach to Recovery Program

A program through the American Cancer Society that provides trained breast cancer survivors to support women with breast cancer.
Call 1-800-ACS-2345

Look Good Feel Better

A program through the American Cancer Society that helps women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Call Elida Lopez, 770-219-8815

Breast Cancer

Bosom Buddies

Gwinnett County

Dacula: Hebron Baptist Church
Diane Hall: 770-963-2106
2nd Monday every month, 6:30-8 PM

Duluth: 897 Terrace Trace, Lawrenceville
Alicia Franco: 770-623-0913
Sherry Robbins: 770-822-3702
3rd Tuesday every month, 7:15-9:15 PM

Forsyth County

Northside Forsyth Hospital
Building 1400 (404-843-1880)
3rd Sunday, 3-5 PM

White County

Cleveland: United Community Bank/Roy Ash Community Room
CALL IN ADVANCE OF ATTENDING
Latrelle Turner: 706-865-2936
3rd Tuesday every month, 6-7:15 PM

Art Therapy

Gainesville: Longstreet Cancer Center
Randy Overdorff, LPC: 770-297-5700
1st and 3rd Tuesdays every month: 5:30- 7 PM
Open to people at any stage in their cancer experience

Young Survivors Coalition

Braselton: Braselton Library
Kelly Whitesides: 706-654-8174
1st Thursday every month, 6-7 PM
Support group for breast cancer survivors age 45 and younger

Breast Cancer Survivors Lunch Bunch

Oakwood: 4293 Skyline View, Oakwood
Vicki Castleberry: 770-535-8331
678-315-9216
2nd Thursday every month, 11:30-1 PM

Loran Smith Center For Cancer Support

Athens
Susan Nemetz: 706-475-4900
2nd Thursday every month, 5:30-7 PM

Women Surviving Cancer support group

Gainesville: First United Methodist Church
Marcia Price: 404-406-8470
Ronda Cleapor: 404-431-8219
3rd Saturday every month, 11 AM

Turning Point Metastatic Breast Cancer support group

Alpharetta: Turning Point Women’s Healthcare
Cynthia Johnston: 770-360-9271
4th Thursday every month, 10-11:30 AM

Womens Support Group

Clarkesville: Grace Calvary
Cynthia Johnson
706-754-5155
4th Thursday every month
Call in advance of attending

Prostate Cancer

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

3rd Monday of the month, 5:00 pm
Union General Hospital
214 Hospital Circle
Blairsville, GA 30582

Steve Sloan, 706-896-1064
Dick Dillenbeck, 706-745-9767

Prostate Cancer Support Group

2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm
Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
Tom Stephens, 706-543-1727
Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
On-going Support Groups and Classes

Breast Cancer Support Group

2nd Thursday of each month, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
The Breast Cancer Support Group is a group for any woman managing a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment or have completed treatment are invited to participate. Various topics are discussed and are determined by the group.
Facilitator is Susan Nemetz, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN

Caregiver Support Group

3rd Thursday monthly, 10:00-11:30 am.
A support group for persons who take care of family or friends with a cancer diagnosis. A Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support licensed clinical social worker facilitates this group.

Facing Cancer with Love & Laughter

3rd Wednesday of each month, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
A general support group that meets once a month for patients, family and friends. This active group enjoys lunch and interesting speakers each month.

Coming to Grips with Chronic Illness

2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
A support group open to anyone with any chronic medical condition.
Facilitated by Lauren Richards, LCSW

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
The Gynecologic Cancer Support Group is a support group for women managing a diagnosis of ovarian cancer or any other gynecologic cancer. All women coping with a gynecologic cancer are invited to participate. Various topics are discussed and are determined by the group. Susan Nemetz, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN is the facilitator.

Lung Cancer Support Group

1st Wednesday of each month, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
A support group for people with a lung cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. A variety of speakers and topics will be offered.
Facilitated by Rhonda Bogdanow, CRT and John Carey, NP

Ostomy Support Group

2nd Sunday of each month, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
A support group for people with an ostomy. Jane Lastrapes, RN, CWOCN and Cindy Downs, RN, CWOCN, are the facilitators.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
An educational group for men with prostate cancer. Contact Tom Stephens, 706-543-1727.

Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors

Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
A gentle yoga program designed to relax body and mind, decrease anxiety, depression and pain symptoms, and improve physical fitness, body image, chest expansion and functional mobility. The practice taught in class can be modified to your individual physical restrictions. The instructor, Judi Spears, is a certified hatha yoga instructor with intensive training in adaptive yoga for people with physical limitations.
Judith Spears, RYT, CYT
Call 706-475-4900 for more information

Yoga for Hope, Peace & Cancer Recovery

Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
For people with cancer.
Held at the Mind Body Institute.
Robin Johnson, CHES, RYT
Call 706-475-7329 to register.

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