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Support Groups

There are many cancer support groups available to patients and their loved ones. Some are general, while others are specific to gender, age, language, type of cancer, or type of service.

Groups listed below are offered at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). You may also find online support groups and other retreats and camps for cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Brain Tumor Support Group

For patients and caregivers
HCI Altaview Conference Room, 6th floor 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Light lunch served.

Date Event
September 12, 2016 Seizure Management
November 14, 2016 A Primer on Clinical Trials
January 9, 2017 Wellness Center
March 13, 2017 Advance Care Planning
May 8, 2017 Mental Health and Self Care
July 10, 2017 Neurocongnitive Issues
September 11, 2017 Sexual Health and Intimacy
November 13, 2017 Symptom Management

For more information: Mariah Rist, CSW 801-581-2585

Caregiver Education and Support Group

Wednesdays Noon–1 p.m. in the HCI Infusion Education Room located on the second floor of the Cancer Hospital (HCH N2055). Light lunch served. For more information: 801-213-5699

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Patient and Family Education and Support Group

HCH Bistro Private Dining, 6th floor
First Thursday of each month, 12:00p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Sara Bybee LCSW, and Mark Hyde, MMS, PA-C
For more information: 801-213-5712

Lung Cancer Support and Education Group

3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Trailview Conference Room 6th Floor of the Cancer Hospital
For more information, please contact
Rainey Boateng, LCSW
801-585-9150 or

Support and Education Group

Closed group for people with metastatic breast cancer.
Please contact Lisa Gauchay, MSW, LCSW, for details:
801-585-0212 or

Bladder Cancer Support and Education Group

Bladder Cancer Flyer for PFS

2nd Wednesday of each month 12 p.m.-1 p.m. 
Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Shoreline Conference Room, 6th Floor

Light Lunch provided for patients and caregivers.

For more information, please contact, Kris Nelson, LCSW 801-585-0138 or

Big Mind Big Heart Group Therapy

HCI Multipurpose Room, Cancer Hospital 6th floor
Free three-week course about finding meaning and purpose after cancer changes your life
Facilitator: Paul Thielking, MD, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship
For more information: 801-213-4246 or email

Mind Body Skills Group

Mind Body Skills Group Flyer
Weekly class for stress reduction
Facilitators: Paul Thielking, MD, and Julie Howell
For more information: 801-213-4246 or email