Support Groups

To see a full schedule of support groups and other University of Arizona Cancer Center offerings, visit the Calendar of Events. To print or save a copy of this month's support group schedule, download the Support Group Calendar.

For general information and support for patients and their families, call one of the following social workers: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605; Kathleen Pickrel, (520) 694-4786; Jill Winter, (520) 694-0845; Xochitl Gaxiola, (520) 694-4650; Lynn Barwick, (520) 694-1855; Brenda Casey, (520) 694-0347;  Linda Jones, Orange Grove, 694-8920.

  • Brain Tumor Support Group
    What: This is a support group for individuals who have a brain tumor and significant others who want to share concerns and educational information.
    When: This group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center-University Campus, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2920
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605, Kathleen Pickrel, at (520) 694-4786.
  • Caregiver Education/Support Group
    What: 
    A meeting for caregivers who have had a loved one with cancer. A caregiver can be a family member, friend or significant other. Bring a sack lunch; we will eat while we meet, drop ins welcome.
    When & Where: Second Wednesday of each month, 11:30-1:00 at the University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus (3838 N. Campbell Ave) in Room 1290. Contact: Linda Jones at 694-8920.
     
  • Colorectal and Anal Cancer Group
    What: This is a quarterly support group for individuals who have colon, rectal or anal cancer and significant others who want to share concerns and educational information.
    When: This group meets the last Tuesday of August, November, February, May from 4-5:30 p.m.
    Where: The University Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2104J
    Contact: Kathleen Pickrel at (520) 694-4786, or Marsha Drozdoff at (520) 694-4605.
  • LGBT Cancer Support Group
    What: Weekly group for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Family & friends are welcome.
    When: Meets Mondays from 4:30 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 1127
    Contact: Brenda Casey at (520) 694-0347 or email: brenda.casey@uahealth.com.
     
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of America Family Support
    Group

    What: Intended for patients, family members and friends of those with leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
    When: This group meets the second Monday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 1290/1291
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605 or Kathleen Pickrel, (520) 694-4786.
     
  • Living with Cancer Support Group
    What: A weekly support group for people with any kind of cancer and their caregivers.
    When: This group meets every Thursday from 2:30-4 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 1290
    Contact: Jill Winter at (520) 694-0845.
      
  • Monthly Educational Support Series
    What: Educational support series for cancer patients, families and staff.
    Topic: Topics change monthly
    When: First Wednesday of each month from 12–1 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center - University Campus, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2920
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605 or Kathleen Pickrel,  (520) 694-4786
     
  • Multiple Myeloma Support Group
    What: A support and education program for patients, family members and loved ones touched by Multiple Myeloma.
    When: The third Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 1290/1291
    Contact: Kathleen Pickrel, (520) 694-4786 or Nancy Ostlund, (520) 881-0366.
    Note: No meeting in December.
     
  • Men's Support Group
    What: This group is open to any man whose life has been touched by cancer at any time, in any way. Meetings are the second and fourth Thursdays.
    When: The second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Where: Room 2114, The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.
    Contact: Steve Ross, (520) 320-7953; sross1@earthlink.net 
     
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
    What: A support group for men who have prostate cancer who want to share concerns and educational information. A group for wives of prostate cancer patients meets at the same time.
    When: The first and third Tuesday of each month from 2-3:45 p.m.
    *Note: May through August, meetings will only be the first Tuesday of each month.*
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center - University Campus, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2920
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605, or Kathleen Pickrel, (520) 694-4786
     
  • Reiki Trained Cancer Survivors and Family Members Support Group
    What: A monthly support group for for people who have received at least Level I Reiki training.
    When: This group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Kiewit Auditorium
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605.
     
  • Stillness Meditation
    What: Join us weekly for this stress-relieving meditation training. Regular meditation has many preventative benefits and helps to cultivate a peaceful mind.
    When: Every Monday 1:30-2:30. Doors will close promptly at 1:30, so please arrive on time, as you may not enter once the meditation has started.
    Where: Kiewit Auditorium in the UA Cancer Center – University Campus (1515 N. Campbell Ave). Please turn off all cell phones and electronic devices before you enter the meditation room.
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, 694-4605.
     
  • Winning Together Breast/Gyn Cancer Support Group
    What: A weekly support group for women with breast and gynecologic cancers.
    When: This group meets every Friday from 10:30 a.m.-Noon
    Where: The University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Room 3978 *Please contact Marsha Drozdoff at 694-4605 prior to your first meeting in order to get directions to the room location.
    Contact: Marsha Drozdoff, (520) 694-4605.

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