Cancer

Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group (Brockport)

The group offers the opportunity for breast cancer survivors to support each other and discuss trends and treatment options. Guest speakers provided every 2-3 months. The group is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Meeting Details

  • Location: Lakeside Memorial Hospital (Board Room), 156 West Avenue, Brockport, NY
  • Time: First Thursday of every month, 7:30 P.M.
  • Fee: No fee
  • Facilitation: Professional and member facilitators
  • Eligibility: For breast cancer survivors

Contact Information

Bonnie Hewett, 637-6044, No e-mail available

80 West Avenue Brockport, NY 14420

Sponsored by: Lakeside Memorial Hospital/Family Wellness Center

General Cancer Support Group

Provides information and support for those affected by cancer. Family members and loved ones are welcome. The American Cancer Society also provides a telephone hotline (1-800-ACS-2345), Friend-to-Friend peer counseling, public education programs, a buddy system, advocacy, transportation, peer counseling training and social events.

Meeting Details

  • Location: St. Mark’s Terrace, 110 Chapel Street Penn Yan, NY
  • Time: Third Thursdays, 2:00 PM
  • Fee: None
  • Facilitation: Professional and peer facilitators
  • Eligibility: For individuals affected by cancer, their, family members and loved ones.

Contact Information

No specific contact person, Call 1-800-ACS-2345, No e-mail indicated

1120 Goodman Street South, Rochester, NY 14620
www.cancer.org

Sponsored by: American Cancer Society

Gilda’s Club

This is a free cancer support community for anyone touched by cancer. In addition to support groups, the organization also provides educational programs, newsletter, child care when parents are in group, social events, a summer camp for children with cancer and workshops facilitated by experts in the field. Open to those with a cancer diagnosis, friends, family, and significant others.

Meeting Details

  • Location: Gilda’s Club, 255 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607
  • Time: Many groups and activities. View website for monthly calendar.
  • Fee: No fee
  • Facilitation: Professional and member facilitators
  • Eligibility: Open to those with a cancer diagnosis, friends, family and significant others.

Contact Information

No specific contact person, Call 585-423-9700, No e-mail available.

255 Alexander Street Rochester, NY 14607
www.gildasclubrochester.org

Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club

Laryngectomee (The Lost Cord) Support Group

Provides support and information. The American Cancer Society also provides a telephone hotline (1-800-ACS-2345), peer counseling (Friend-to-Friend), public education programs, a buddy system, advocacy, transportation, peer counseling training and social events. Available to individuals with laryngectomees, their families and loved ones.

Meeting Details

  • Location: Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Time: Call for information
  • Fee: None
  • Facilitation: Professional and peer facilitators
  • Eligibility: For individuals with laryngectomees, their families and loved ones.

Contact Information

No specific contact person, Call 1-800-ACS-2345, no e-mail available

1120 Goodman Street Couth, Rochester, NY 14620
www.cancer.org

Sponsored by: American Cancer Society

Living Each Day (Individuals With Cancer)

A therapy group for adults with a diagnosis of a chronic or potentially terminal illness. Provides a safe environment where issues can be discussed. Must be a patient of Unity Health System

Meeting Details

  • Location: Call for Information
  • Time: Call for Information
  • Fee: Covered by many insurances. Sliding payment fee may be available.
  • Facilitation: Professional Therapists
  • Eligibility: For adults with a diagnosis of a chronic or potentially terminal illness. Must be a patient of Unity Health System

Contact Information

James Meyer, Ph.D, CGP, Greece Campus 368-6705, Carol Tichenor, Greece Campus 368-6712, John Mele, MS.Ed., St. Mary’s Campus 368-8580, Sue Stuckless, St. Mary’s Campus 368-6517, Jay Pruiett, LSMS, Evelyn Brandon Campus 368-6900, Mary Warchocki, Evelyn Brandon Campus 368-6929,

Groups at Greece Campus (100 Pinewild Drive, Rochester), St. Mary’s Campus (835 W. Main Street, Rochester), and Evelyn Brandon (81 Lake Avenue, Rochester)

Sponsored by: Unity Health System

Prostate Cancer (Man-to-Man) Support Groups

Provides information and support. The American Cancer Society also provides a telephone hotline (1-800-ACS-2345), peer counseling (Friend-to-Friend), a buddy system, public education programs, advocacy, transportation, peer counseling training and social events.

Meeting Details

  • Location: Rochester meetings: American Cancer Society; Canandaigua meetings: Sr. Living Complex, Rochester meetings: 1120 Goodman Street South, Rochester, NY 14620; Canandaigua meetings: 1 Ferris Hills, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Time: Rochester meetings: 3rd Wednesdays monthly 4:00 PM; Canandaigua meetings: 1st Thursdays monthly 6:00 PM
  • Fee: None
  • Facilitation: Professional and peer facilitators
  • Eligibility: Men affected by prostate cancer. Wives/partners and loved ones also welcome

Contact Information

No specific contact person, Call 1-800- ACS-2345, No e-mail available.

1120 Goodman Street South, Rochester, NY 14620
www.cancer.org

Sponsored by: American Cancer Society