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The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital offers both support groups and programs to help patients deal with the often overwhelming emotional effects of cancer.

Meetings are held at Chester County Hospital and other sites. The format varies from an open forum of discussion to planned educational presentations. In addition, patients also are welcome to attend support groups sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center for areas such as bone marrow transplant, brain tumors, lung cancer and advanced cancer care.

Additional cancer-related support groups and events -- including virtual Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Yoga -- can be found at Abramson Cancer Center Events

 


Learn More About Our Virtual, Online Support Groups:

  • Gynecology Oncology Support Group

    For patients diagnosed with a gynecological cancer in active treatment looking for support through treatment and daily life. (This group is facilitated by the Abramson Cancer Center Chester County Hospital).

  • Lunch & Learn Series

    Bring your lunch and enjoy presentations from professionals on varying topics of interest to cancer survivors, including: Nutrition, Mindfulness & Mental Strategies, Yoga, Beauty, Art, Joy & Gratitude, Exercise. (This group is facilitated by the Abramson Cancer Center Chester County Hospital).

  • Peer to Peer Mentoring

    This program pairs current patients with mentors, those who have been through similar circumstances and completed treatment, to offer support. (This group is facilitated by the Abramson Cancer Center Chester County Hospital).

  • Survivorship NEXT STEPS Series

    This four-week workshop is designed to help cancer survivors transition from treatment to post-treatment care.

  • Living With Breast Cancer Support Group

    Open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis, this group willl serve as a supportive gathering space for patients to share their experiences and connect with others navigating life with breast cancer. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Friends & Family Support Group

    Open to all caregivers, family members and friends (age 18+) caring for a loved one with a cancer diagnosis, this group provides a comfortable space for discussion, support and resources.. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Friends & Family Support Group

    This group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • For Women Only

    This group will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family, friends and other important relationships in your life. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • What's the Meaning of This?

    Those diagnosed with advanced cancer (metastatic cancer, recurrence or disease progression) are invited to a supportive group focused on meaning and answering difficult questions. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

    Those diagnosed with advanced cancer (metastatic cancer, recurrence or disease progression) are invited to a supportive group focused on meaning and answering difficult questions. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Reiki Circle

    In this group we will talk a bit about what Reiki is, where it comes from, how when it is used as an integrative modality, and provide a sacred, safe space to practice it. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Yoga (On Zoom)

    Join us via Zoom for an online yoga class geared specifically for patients and caregivers affected by cancer. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Music-Based Support Group

    In this virtual support group, participants will engage in shared music experiences to promote well-being in mind and body. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

  • Art-Based Support Group

    In this support group, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation and relating to others. (This group is facilitated at Abramson Cancer Center Philadelphia).

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