Support Groups

Often the greatest comfort can be found in talking with others who are going through a similar situation. The Hollings Cancer Center works to keep an up-to-date 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.


Cancer Support Programs - Hope Lodge

Periodic programs on nutrition, pain, music therapy, and relaxation along with a resource library are available at the ACS Hope Lodge located at Calhoun Street and Ashley Avenue in Charleston, SC.

For more information, contact Chris at 843-958-0930.


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

Cancer Support Group - Mount Pleasant

All survivors and caretakers are welcome! Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church’s "Cancer Club – Where Hope Happens" 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, SC 29464.

For more information, contact Rev. Thomas Herrington at 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 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at various locations.

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

The Lonon Foundation

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

For more information, visit


Brain & Spine Tumor Support Group

This support group is for patients and their family members dealing with brain and spine tumors and meets on a quarterly basis. This group offers the opportunity to meet with others to express concerns about their illness, share practical information, gain insights, and develop new relationships. Learn about resources and coping with difficult situations.

For more information, contact Yolanda Elbert at 843-792-2568 or via email at


Women's Cancer Survivor Support Group

For female cancer patients currently undergoing treatment and those who have completed treatment. Group meets 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

Lunch Bunch – Meets monthly at various restaurants. Contact Helen Fields at 864-373-6306 or via email at with questions.

For more information, visit us online at


Blood Cancer Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month in room 121 at Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 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 Renea Bligen at 843-792-3346 or via email at


Greater Charleston Ostomy Association Support Group

For those who have an ostomy, their family members, caregivers, and friends. Held the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center - 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, SC 29414. Please feel free to bring lunch.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Millhouse at 843-708-0017.

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Patient Stories

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In the Community

At Hollings, we are working to reduce the cancer burden across South Carolina through cancer prevention and education programs, statewide partnerships, and a focus on reaching underserved populations through a variety of programs.

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