Support Groups

Support 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.

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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.

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Ostomy Support Group: 304-526-2285

This free support group is for anyone with an intestinal or urinal diversion, such as colostomy, ileostomy and ileoconduit, and their family members or caregivers. It meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Resource Room on the Ground Floor of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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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
Meets: 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: 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: 1 - 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of April, May, June, September, October & November
Location: Lung Health Center, near the helipad

Epilepsy Support Group: 877-804-2241

For people with epilepsy and their loved ones
Meets: 5:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September & November
Location: Room G403 near the atrium entrance

Parkinson’s Support Group: 304-526-2695

For anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease as a patient, caregiver or family member
Meets: 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month
Location: Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ground Floor

Sisters of HOPE Support Group: 304-526-2443

For women surviving breast cancer
Meets: 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday 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: 6 p.m. on the last Monday of each month
Location: Room G403 on the ground floor off the atrium

More Information

For more information about any of the support groups, please use our contact form.

  • Page last updated: Dec 6, 2013
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