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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).

Brain Tumor Support Group

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

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.
For more information: 801-587-4753

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 
rainey.boateng@hci.utah.edu

Support and Education Group

Closed group for people with metastatic breast cancer.
Please contact Lisa Gauchay, MSW, LCSW, for details:
801-585-0212 or 
lisa.gauchay@hci.utah.edu

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 kris.nelson@hci.utah.edu

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 julie.howell@hci.utah.edu

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 julie.howell@hci.utah.edu