Support Groups

 

Adult Brain Tumor Network: For those with a diagnosis of a primary brain tumor and their caregivers. Meets monthly on a Monday from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Cancer Center second floor conference room (Room 2.0727). 

Contact: Barbara Guttman, LMSW, at (585)275-4631 or Barbara_Guttman@urmc.rochester.edu

Advanced Insights Group: For those with recurrent or metasatic breast cancer and their care partners. Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 PM in the board room at the Pluta Cancer Center.

Contact: Martha Neubert, LMSW, at (585) 276-4529 or Martha_Neubert@urmc.rochester.edu

Bladder Cancer Support Group: For those with bladder cancer and their care partners. Meets 6 times per year in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.0701). Offers a variety of speakers with ample time for questions.

Contact: Jackie Bill, LMSW, at (585) 273-2888 or Jacqueline_Bill@urmc.rochester.edu

Caregivers Group: Information and Support for Caregivers: Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from noon till 1:30 PM and the 4th Thursday from 3:00-4:30 PM in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.0701). 

Contact: Catherine Thomas at (585) 273-3895 or Catherine_Thomas@urmc.rochester.edu

Enrichment Group: General support group for all types of cancers for patients and caregivers. Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 PM in the board room of the Pluta Cancer Center. 

Contact: Judy Zeeman-Golden, LCSW, at (585) 486-0580 or Judy_Zeeman-Golden@urmc.rochester.edu

Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Support Group: For those with pancreatic, colorectal, liver, esophageal, stomach and other GI cancers and their care partners. Meets monthly in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.0701). 

Contact: Patrice Rogers, LMSW, at (585) 275-5908 or Patrice_Rogers@urmc.rochester.edu

Gynecological Oncology Support Group: For those with GYN cancers and their care partners. Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 3:00-4:30 PM at the Hope Lodge (1120 South Goodman Street South, Rochester, NY). 

Contact: Michelle Kettinger, LMSW, at (585) 341-8073 or Michelle_Kettinger@urmc.rochester.edu

Just the facts: Breast Cancer Lecture Series: Focuses on topics related to breast health during treatment and beyond. Lectures are held monthly on the 1st Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 PM in the board room at the Pluta Cancer Center. 

Contact: Martha Neubert, LMSW, at (585) 276- 4529 or Martha_Neubert@urmc.rochester.edu

Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer (SPOHNC-Rochester): The group is a local chapter of SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer www.spohnc.org) for those with oral, head & neck cancer and their care partners. Meets monthly on the 1st Thursday (except July) from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.701). 

Contact: Sandra E. Sabatka, LMSW, at (585) 275-6426 or Sandra_Sabatka@urmc.rochester.edu 

Testicular Cancer Support Group: For men with testicular cancer. Meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.0701). 

Contact: Catherine Thomas at (585) 273-3895 or Catherine_Thomas@urmc.rochester.edu

Young Adult Survivor Connection Support Group: For anyone between the ages of 18-39 with a diagnosis of cancer and their care partners. Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 5:00-6:15 PM in the Luellen Patient & Family Resource Center (Room 1.0701). For planned outings, times many vary. Please contact the social worker to be placed on the mailing list for all scheduled events.

Contact: Rita Goodman, LMSW, at (585) 275-4631 or Rita_Goodman@urmc.rochester.edu

All of these resources are free and open to the public!

CONTACT US.

For more information on these and other resources, please call (585) 273-3895 

or email Catherine_thomas@urmc.rochester.edu.