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: 4th Friday and every Monday 12-1pm

Location: Virtually Microsoft teams — the link is emailed to participants the day of. In-person takes place in Research Studies Center 112, Gaylord Cary Conference Hall.

Please RSVP via email 48 hours ahead if coming in person. Find email contacts below.

Michelle Graton, NP - Michelle.Graton@RoswellPark.org
Therese Kurtz, RN, BSN, CCRN - Therese.Kurtz@RoswellPark.org
Urology Clinic: 716-845-3159

Why Roswell Park For Bladder Cancer?

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 p.m.
Group for patients over 50 years old: Fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m.

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 or Leah Rivas at 716-845-1300 ext. 5005 to reserve your spot.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Support and education to patients with oral and head and neck cancers.

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Location: Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Facilitator: Amy Sumbrum

For more information call 716-845-4947.

Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer Caregivers Group

For people touched by lung cancer.

When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Resource Center, Main Hospital 1st Floor (Inside the Sunflower Café).

For more information call 716-845-7131 or email Michelle.Spellman@RoswellPark.org.

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 Beth Levin, LMSW, at 716-845-8022 or email RoswellPark@IMFsupport.org.

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, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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

Facilitator: Meganne Conrad, RN, BSN, CWOCN

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.

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.

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 716-834-9200, 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

Northtowns

When: Every 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: VA Medical Center (Room 301), 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215