Support Groups

 

With a cancer diagnosis comes a new set of challenges for every patient and their family. But no one has to walk this path alone. Connect with others who are on a similar journey at one of our cancer support groups or events.

Cancer Really Sucks

An online resource for teens who have a loved one facing cancer. This website is designed by teens, for teens. They can post stories and participate in a monthly live chat. This program is put on by Gems of Hope. Learn more at cancerreallysucks.com.

Cancer Survivors Network

The Cancer Survivors Network connects newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers with someone who has had a similar cancer experience. Sharing stories and supporting others helps us all. For more information call (319) 558-4876.

Caregiver Support

A cancer diagnosis is life-changing for patients and their caregivers, creating stress for everyone in the family. We facilitate several caregiver events throughout the year to focus on family members and loved ones providing care and support for their cancer patient. Visit our events calendar to find upcoming events for caregivers.

Cooking Demonstrations

Cooking demonstrations are a unique way to learn more about healthy living and cancer-fighting foods in a group setting. Nassif Community Cancer Center dietitians and guest speakers prepare healthy recipes and discuss their nutrition benefits. Attendees have a chance to visit with other survivors and share their stores while sampling new and exciting recipes. Check out our events calendar to register for upcoming demonstration.

Exercise Classes

When you attend an exercise class at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, you don’t just get a good workout – you get a support group that moves. Check out our group exercise class schedule and get connected with cancer survivors like you.

Grow Happy – Horticultural Healing

The Nassif Community Cancer Center and Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse have partnered to host horticultural healing sessions. Nature shows us that “curves” in life are part of living. A plant will adjust to find the right light or adapt to drought. Just like plants, we pass through cycles, too. Gardening teaches us to let go and embrace new obstacles that come along our path. Check out our events calendar to register for upcoming events in this series.

The HEALING POWER of ART

The Nassif Community Cancer Center and DKW Art Gallery and Studios are teaming up to celebrate the creative spirit of those impacted by cancer. Please join us for the HEALING POWER of ART – creative sessions! Check out our events calendar to register for upcoming events in this series.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

In association with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., this support group is for thyroid cancer survivors, family members and friends. Join us to share information, experiences and coping strategies. For details, call group facilitator Jamie Garringer at 319-481-2563 or e-mail cedarrapids-ia@thyca.org

“What About Us?” Support Group for Children

“What About Us?” is a support group for children ages 5-12 who have a loved one going through cancer. The program is offered by Gems of Hope.

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