Support Groups

solidaritySupport groups offer information about a disease or condition and its symptoms and treatment. Some people assume that support groups are like group therapy, which is far from the truth. Support groups often host speakers, such as doctors and nurses, who share current treatment and research information about your illness or condition. Talking to others in a similar situation offers you the opportunity to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!

Sisters of Hope: 304-526-2443

Sisters of Hope is a free support group for women with breast cancer. It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Resource Room on the Ground Floor of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Sharing: 304-526-2443

Sharing is a free support group for women with ovarian, cervical or any other gynecologic cancer. It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Resource Room on the Ground Floor of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, under the direction of gynecologic oncologist Gerard Oakley, MD.

Other Support Groups

Here is a list of other free support groups open to anyone who cares to attend. Almost all of them take place in the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, and there's no need to register in advance. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Alzheimer's Support Group: 304-526-2695
  • For anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease as a patient, caregiver or family member
  • 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month
  • Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor
Bariatric Support Group: 304-399-4121
  • For people who have undergone bariatric (weight-loss) surgery or are considering it
  • Meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month
  • Location: 1115 20th Street, Huntington, WV
Better Breathers: 304-526-2529
  • For people with chronic lung disease and their loved ones
  • Meets at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of April, May, June, September, October and November
  • Location: Lung Health Center, near the helipad
Epilepsy Support Group: 877-804-2241
  • For people with epilepsy and their loved ones
  • Meets: at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month
  • Location: Enslow Park Presbyterian Church
Parkinson's Support Group: 304-526-2695
  • For anyone affected by Parkinson's disease as a patient, caregiver or family member
  • Meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month
  • Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor
Stroke Recovery & Support Group: 304-526-6317
  • For anyone affected by a stroke as a patient, caregiver or family member
  • Meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of each month
  • Location: Room G403 on the ground floor off the atrium