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Cancer support groups

HonorHealth cancer care support groups

Healing from cancer doesn't just happen physically. It also needs to happen emotionally. The HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network offers a variety of caring support groups that provide an environment for emotional healing, strength and renewal.

As a participant in one or more of these groups, you'll receive valuable information and encouragement. You also may make some new friends along the way. Support groups include:

Breast Cancer Support Groups

Learn more about HonorHealth’s breast cancer support groups and programs for patients and those who care for them.

Caregiver and Family Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Suite 301 (third floor). On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

Whether you're a direct caregiver or a family member, supporting your loved one through his or her cancer journey brings its own set of challenges. Share your concerns and learn coping strategies in a safe environment.

Cost: Free

Registration is required; call 480-323-1321.

Colo-rectal Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday of the month, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Suite 301 (third floor). On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

A support group for those treated for either colon or rectal cancer. Share strategies for coping and support. Guest speakers every other month.

Cost: Free

Registration is required, call 480-323-1321.

Facing Forward

First Monday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November), 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Suite 301 (third floor). On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

Whether you're facing surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, you'll experience physical and mental changes. Facing Forward, designed for women undergoing cancer treatment, can help. You’ll learn how to manage the physical aspects of treatment to your body, skin, and hair. You’ll also connect with resources to help you through the challenges ahead. Meet oncology-certified aestheticians who will demonstrate skin care and makeup application, representatives from National Hair Loss, and many other HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network programs that may be featured throughout the session. This is a one-time class offered every other month.

Cost: Free

Register online or call 623-580-5800.

Grief Support Group

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, first-floor conference room. On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

Discuss coping with loss in a supportive and confidential environment. Topics include dealing with loneliness, the grieving process, adjusting to life without your loved one. Facilitated by Hospice of the Valley. No pre-registration required.

Cost: Free

For more information call 480-323-1321.

GYN Cancer Support Group

Third Tuesday of the month, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Suite 301 (third floor). On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

This support group is for women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Learn new coping skills and share support. Guest speakers are featured every other month.

Cost: Free

Registration is required, call 480-323-1321.

Lymphedema Educational Group

Fourth Monday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Suite 301 (third floor). On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

Those living with lymphedema can benefit from guest lecturers and specialists. Group meets in January, February, March, September and October.

Cost: Free

Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 480-323-1100 (select option #5).

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Second Monday of the month, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, first-floor conference room. On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

You’ll learn from guest speakers and have time to encourage and support one another. Open to patients and family members.

Cost: Free

Registration is required. Call 480-323-1321.

SPOHNC-Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258, first-floor conference room. On the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus.

This monthly support group offers education and support to newly diagnosed patients with oral, head and neck cancers. Most meetings feature a guest speaker. Survivors, family members and friends are also welcome.

Cost: Free

Registration is required. Call 480-323-3214.