Support Groups

Often the greatest comfort can be found in talking with others who are going through a similar situation. Hollings Cancer Center keeps an updated list of opportunities available for connecting with others. Meeting times and locations are subject to change – please call the support group contact to confirm these details.

All Cancers

  • Cancer Support Programs - Hope Lodge

    Hope Lodge, which offers lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers who aren’t local, provides periodic programs on nutrition, pain, music therapy, and relaxation along with a resource library. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge is located at Calhoun Street and Ashley Avenue in Charleston, S.C.

    For more information, visit American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Carol Grotnes Belk Campus online or contact Chris at 843-958-0930.

  • CanCare

    CanCare is a non-profit cancer support service with a mission to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their families. CanCare is made up of a network of trained volunteers including survivors, family members of survivors, and medical professionals who provide emotional support, information, and cancer related resources.

    For more information, visit cancare.org.

  • Cancer Support Group - Mount Pleasant

    All survivors and caretakers are welcome at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church’s "Cancer Club – Where Hope Happens." It meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor, September through June. This support group is for all types of cancer. Located at 301 Hibben Street, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464.

    For more information, contact Lib McGregor Simmons at lmcgregorsimmons@mppc.net or 843-884-4612.

  • Look Good Feel Better

    This American Cancer Society program aims to renew self-esteem and confidence for women facing cancer. Held Mondays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations.

    For meeting dates and locations, call 800-227-2345.

  • The Lonon Foundation

    The Lonon Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps children affected by a parent or caregiver's cancer diagnosis to find comfort, heal and grow from their shared experiences.

    For more information, visit thelononfoundation.org.

Women's Cancers

  • Women's Cancer Survivor Support Group

    This support group is for female cancer patients currently undergoing treatment and those who have completed treatment. The group meets in West Ashley the third Monday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Suite 330 at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center - 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, SC 29414.

    Please call 843-402-2273 to RSVP.

  • Ovarian Cancer Support Group

    This Lunch Bunch meets monthly at various restaurants. Contact Stephanie Henkin at 864-373-6306 or via email at info@scovariancancer.org with questions.

    For more information, visit us online at www.scovariancancer.org/support.

Other Cancers

  • Brain & Spine Tumor Support Group

    This MUSC support group is for patients and their family members dealing with brain and spine tumors. It meets the third Friday of every quarter in MUSC’s Clinical Sciences Building, Room 312. This group offers the opportunity to meet with others affected by a similar diagnosis to express concerns about their illness, share practical information, gain insights, and develop new relationships. It’s a chance to learn about resources and coping with difficult situations.

    For more information, contact Yolanda Elbert at 843-792-2568 or via email at elberty@musc.edu.

  • Blood Cancer Support Group

    This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month in room 121 at Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, S.C. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is served and different speakers present on various topics of interest to blood cancer patients, survivors and their family.

    For more information, contact Crysta Schaff at 843-792-3346 or via email at schaffc@musc.edu..

  • Greater Charleston Ostomy Association Support Group

    (GI & GU Cancers)

    This group helps those who have an ostomy, as well as their family members, caregivers, and friends. It’s held the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center, 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, S.C 29414. Please feel free to bring lunch.

    For more information, contact Mary Ellen Millhouse a 843-708-9917.

Survivors

  • Survivors' Fit Club

    The Hollings Cancer Center offers a 10-week Survivors Fit Club for breast cancer survivors. This club focuses on improved fitness, self esteem and quality of life factors catered specifically to cancer survivors.

  • Dragon Boat

    The Dragon Boat Charleston, sometimes referred to as "the floating support group," is a nonprofit organization for cancer survivors. The club participates in 4-5 races per year and has off-season programs like yoga and nutrition classes, as well as social and recreational gatherings.

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