Support Groups

To protect our community and patients, some Roswell Park events have been modified or are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the details of any events you plan to attend.

Support groups provide an opportunity for patients, families, and friends to discuss concerns, ask questions, share information about Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and community services, and relate experiences coping with cancer.

The support groups listed below can help patients, families, caregivers and friends learn more about cancer. Call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) for more information or check out the patient calendar for a full list of activities.

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Roswell Park’s Support Groups

Bladder Cancer Support Group

When: Last Friday of every month

Location: Virtual — the link will be emailed to participants.

Please RSVP to Alexandra Sanders at 716-845-6781 or Shontoya Wilson at 716-845-2662.

Why Roswell Park for bladder cancer? Learn more

Breast Cancer Support Group

Are you a breast cancer survivor? Attend this free networking support group and talk with other breast cancer survivors about their experiences.

Group for patients under 50 years old: Third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn more
Group for patients over 50 years old: Fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn more
Metastatic Group: Second Wednesday of every month, 5-7 p.m. Learn more

Location: The 11 Day Power Play Cancer Resource Center (Main Hospital, first floor)

RSVP is required. Please call Rachel Wallmeyer at 716-845-1300 ext.7218 to reserve your spot.

Healing a Grieving Heart

Support and education for families and caregivers.

When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Christ United Methodist Church
350 Saratoga Road
Amherst, NY 14226

Facilitator: Roswell Park Spiritual Care Department

For more information call 716-845-8051.

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Kidney Cancer Support Group for Metastatic Patients

When: Last Friday of every month, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location:The 11 Day Power Play Resource Center. First Floor, Main Hospital by the elevators

To register or for more information, please call Alexandra Sanders at 716-845-6781.

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Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Interested patients, caregivers, family members & friends are encouraged to join us!

When: 4th Wednesday of every month, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center — Jacobs Family Conference Room, Main Hospital, 1st Floor.

For more information, please call Jacqueline Henry at 716-845-6788 ext. 1642.

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Ostomy Support Group

Education, support, and community along the continuum of care from treatment to recovery. Both oncology patients and their caregivers are welcome in a comfortable and open discussion environment. Group sessions initiate with guided discussion topics while welcoming questions and thoughts of those in attendance. We look forward to your company!

When: 2nd Wednesday of every other month

Location: Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, lobby, Linda Dobmeier Conference Room.

For more information, please contact Meganne Conrad at 716-845-1301.

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Transplant & Cellular Therapy (TCT) Patient/Caregiver Support Group

This group offers support and resources for patients and caregivers who have received or are planning to receive a bone marrow transplant.

When: 1st Wednesday of every month, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Jacobs Conference Room, Main Hospital 1st Floor.

For more information, contact Leslie Calender, RN, at 716-845-1676.

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Young Adult Workshops

For young adults (18-39 years old) with cancer.

When: Once a month, varied based on events.

Location: Community partner locations.

For more information call 716-845-1664 or email Ashley.King@RoswellPark.org.

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Young Grieving Spouses Support Group

For young adults, 20-55 year age group.

When: Thursday evenings (November 1 - December 15, 2022, January 19 - February 16, 2023)

Location: Christ United Methodist Church 360 Saratoga Road Amherst, NY 14226.

Facilitator: Roswell Park Spiritual Care Department

For more information call 716-845-8051.

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Additional Resources

Look Good Feel Better® at Roswell Park

The Look Good Feel Better® classes can help you cope with the appearance-related effects of your treatment. The volunteer beauty professionals help you with:

  • Skin care and makeup application
  • Tips on wig selection and wig care
  • Hair, nails, and skin changes
  • Scarves, turbans, and hats
  • Style tips videos

Roswell Park’s Resource Center hosts Look Good Feel Better® classes once a month. For more information or to sign up, call the Resource Center at 716-845-8659.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Groups

For prostate cancer patients at all stages of treatment, along with family members and friends. See below for groups and locations. For more information, please call 716-891-2400, ext. 5169.

Cheektowaga Central

When: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Sisters of Charity Hospital-St. Joe's Campus (1st floor community room)
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225