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Cancer Support Groups

Strength in Numbers

We all cope in different ways. Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, or you care for someone with cancer, we encourage you to take advantage of the support offered by one or more of the programs in our community. Many people find strength and comfort in meeting with others who are facing similar challenges. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Cancer Support Group – For patients who are dealing with cancer, their families, and friends.
1st and 3rd Monday
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Biederman Cancer Treatment Center, Reception Area, Corner of Sixth and Madison Streets
No pre-registration required
Laurie Patrick (231) 935-6921

Special Presentation
Nutrition and Cancer
Monday, August 18, 2014
Laurel Najarian RD, MED, CDE will provide information and answer questions, to help you with your nutrition needs before, during, and after treatment.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
Biederman Cancer Treatment Center reception area (Across from Munson Medical Center, corner of Sixth St. and Madison St.) 
Registration appreciated but not required. For more information or to register, contact Laurie Patrick, RN, at 935-6921.


“Caring and Connecting, a Caregiver Support Group” – This group is for community members who are caregivers of a loved one coping with cancer or other illness.
1st and 3rd Monday of each month
5:30 - 7 pm
Grand Traverse Circuit Court, 225 W. 14th Street, Traverse City
Tara Carroll, LPC/Art Therapist (231) 421-5963
$10 suggested donation (not required)


“Connect” – A support group for local teens coping with cancer or other illness
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grand Traverse Circuit 225 W. 14th Street – Traverse City
Tara Carroll, LPC/Art Therapist (231) 421-5963
$10 suggested donation (not required)


Us, Too, Prostate Cancer Support Group
Last Tuesday of the month
6 pm
Munson Community Health Center, Classrooms A and B, 550 Munson Ave, Traverse City
No pre-registration required
Hollister (231) 935-0322, ext. 16


Yoga Sessions – Yoga classes for cancer patients and a support person
Thursdays
6 - 7:15 pm Classroom F, 550 Munson Ave, Traverse City
Munson Community Health Center, Classroom F, 550 Munson Ave, Traverse City
No pre-registration required
Diane Samarasinghe (231) 392-9744 or abhayayoga@hotmail.com


Northport Area Cancer Support Group – For individuals with cancer
1st Monday of the month
5:15 - 6:45 pm
Trinity Church, 103 N. Warren St., Northport
No pre-registration required
Joanne, RN, (231) 386-7715 or Paula Swink (231) 256-9724


Support Group – For family and friends of individuals with cancer
3rd Thursday of the month
1:30 - 3 pm
Trinity Church, 103 N. Warren St., Northport
No pre-registration required
Joanne, RN, (231) 386-7715 or Paula Swink (231) 256-9724