Patient Support

Local Support Groups

Although support and self-help groups can vary greatly, all groups share one thing in common—they are places where people can share personal stories, express emotions, and be heard in an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and encouragement. Please call and confirm meetings before attendance!

American Cancer Society

Ongoing support groups to help patients, their families, and friends better understand and learn to live with cancer. Group meetings under the guidance of a health care professional provide the opportunity for individuals to share common experiences, problems, and solutions in a supportive environment. For the latest updates, join our Facebook page – San Antonio

8115 Datapoint Dr
San Antonio, Texas
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Phone: (210) 614-4212

Circle of Cancer Care Support Group

We come together every 4th Sunday of the month, at 3 pm, at the Schertz Library to provide emotional, social, and practical support for fighters and survivors. Join our “Journey to Survivorship” group!  Meet every 4th Sunday at 3pm at the Schertz Library

798 Schertz Pkwy.
Schertz, TX 78154
Phone: (210) 802-1740
Email: info@circleofcancercare.org

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Cuenta Conmigo

Spanish general cancer support group. Registered under ACS support group list.

3210 Rivas St.
San Antonio, TX 78228
Point of Contact: Guadalupe Cornejo
Phone: (210) 685-6612

Dialogue

Local programs to help patients, their families and friends to better understand and learn to live with cancer.  Registered under ACS support groups.

El Carmen Wellness Center #1

18555 Leal Road. Meets last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact Sr. Constance Hummel, RN, (210) 626-2485.

Rogers Middle School 

314 Galway. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. Contact Naomi Cruz, (210) 333-7551.

St. Matthews Catholic Church 

10703 Wurzbach Road. Meets 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Contact Eleanor Freeman, (210) 342-8860.

University Family Health Center 

1055 Ada Street. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm. Contact Carol Mancinas, (210) 358-5703.

University Health Clinic 

527 N. Leona. Meets every Wednesday at 9:00 am. Contact Carmen Boudreau, (210) 358-3620.

Canyon Lake Chapter

180 St. Thomas Dr., Canyon Lake, TX 78133. Meet 4th Monday of the month at 5:00 pm. Point of Contact: Pam Hosford (830) 935-3391 Email: moscowhaus@cs.com

Bilingual Support Group UHS Health Center

903 W. Martin St. San Antonio, Texas 78207 Meet 4th Monday of the month at 5:00 pm. Point of Contact: Carmen Boudreau (210) 358-3620 Email: Carmen.Boudreau@uhs-sa.com

Gynecological Cancer Support

Registered under ACS support group list. For cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer survivors. Group meets first Wednesday of the month at 11:oo am at The Egg & I.

NW Loop 410 (The Egg & I)
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Point of Contact: Barbara Fry
Phone: (210) 219-5678
Email: fry.barbara@sbcglobal.net

Harbor GYN Cancer Support Group

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm at Northwest Church of Christ.

Northwest Church of Christ
9681 W. Loop 1604
San Antonio, TX 78254
Point of Contact: Phyllis Goodsen
Phone: (210) 688-3732

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cancer Support Group

Registered under ACS support group list. Meets 4th Thursday of each month 6:30-8:00 pm at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Open to everyone.  Call for more information.

20523 Huebner RD
San Antonio, TX 78258
Point of Contact: James Ermis
Phone:(210) 216-1129
E-mail: jamesermis@yahoo.com

I Can Cope

A series of eight classes for people with cancer and their families and friends.  Doctors, nurses and other experts teach classes and answer questions about cancer.  Contact the Patient Services Department at (210) 614-4211

I Can Cope – Stone Oak

Meets every 4th Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm
North Central Baptist Hospital
504 Madison Oak Suite #450 
San Antonio, TX 78258. 
Phone: 210-730-9612

I Can Cope – Bilingual program.

Meets every first and last Thursday of the month from 11 am-12:30 pm.
University Health Center – Robert B. Green Campus 
527 N. Leona – B Elevator Room # 303, 
San Antonio, TX 78207. 
Phone: 210-358-3620

Kerrville Cancer Center Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group registered with the American Cancer Society. Open to any patient receiving treatment, their care giver or cancer survivor. Meets second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the reception area.

218 Sidney Baker North
Kerrville, TX 78028
Point of Contact: Patrice Doerries
Phone:(830) 257-7088, ext 28; 1-888-621-0047
Email: patrice@hccares.com

Life After Cancer Education (LACE)

A cancer support group for women only. Open to military only. Call for information on meeting dates.

Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)
3851 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Point of Contact: Susie Ferrise or Sandy Terrazino
Phone: (210) 916-4212; (210) 916-1312

Lock Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free program that is dedicated to helping you look your best during chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments. Classes will teach helpful beauty tips and care techniques for cancer patients. While most changes in your appearance are temporary, we believe it is important to help you look better today.

Group Meetings are held at the following locations in San Antonio:

Baptist Medical Center, Texas Oncology, San Antonio Military Medical Center North, American Cancer Society – San Antonio, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Slew Wellness Center, and Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center – Medical Center locations.  For upcoming dates, Click Here

Methodist Hospital General Cancer Support Group

Support group for friends and family of cancer patients. Registered under ACS support group list.  Meets every Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm.

Methodist Hospital, 8th Floor South Family Waiting Room
7700 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
Point of Contact: Nikki Yuill
Phone: (210) 575-4558
Email: dunique.yuill@mhshealth.com

Purple Heals: A Gynecologic Cancer Group

UT Health has founded a new group in San Antonio for women and their supporters who have been affected by any type gynecologic cancer, including cervical, ovarian, uterine and vulvar cancer.  Led by ob/gyn and cancer specialty physicians at UT Health, Purple Heals meets every third Wednesday to listen, share and support. All survivors and their supporters are invited to attend. Call for more information.

The Medical Arts & Research Center, Conference Room B
8300 Floyd Curl Drive 
San Antonio, TX 78229.
Phone: 210-450-9500.

Thrive Well

Thrive Well provides DIVA, a program solely for female cancer patients and survivors.  DIVA provides exercise, nutrition and artful healing programs for cancer patients and survivors. This program was created to offer life-saving opportunities to increase the rate of cancer prevention and survivorship. We also provide Financial Assistance towards cancer treatment and transportation for active cancer treatment throughout San Antonio.  Join Here

4383 Medical Dr. (START Center)
San Antonio, TX 78229
Point of Contact: Josee Battle
Phone: (210) 593-2669; (210) 593-5949
Email: Josee.Battle@thrivewell.org

Exercise Classes – Our free Exercise programs are offered in five locations in San Antonio, each location offers a variety of classes.  Click Here for Class schedule 

Nutrition Classes – Monthly nutrition classes are held every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am. and 6:00 pm. Class locations are always disclosed in the weekly e-blast.

Artful Healing – Monthly artistic classes are held every third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am. and 6:00 pm. Class locations are always disclosed in the weekly e-blast.

Online Support Groups

23 and Me 

Discover what your 23 pairs of chromosomes say about you.  Your health, traits, ancestry – and more.  Once you complete the genetic test, you can download your raw data file and run it through several free or $5 online programs, securely, and see all your genetic health risk data, methylation genetics, and drug metabolism genetics.

4th Angel.org 

The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery.

Ambrygen.com

Ambry Genetics is a privately-held healthcare company with the most comprehensive suite of genetic testing solutions for inherited and non-inherited diseases.

American Cancer Society

For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

Be The Difference Foundation

Be The Difference Foundation was formed by four ovarian cancer survivors in different phases of survivorship who share the same passion, to Be the Difference and end the fight against ovarian cancer.

CancerConnect.com

Cancer Connect provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer and a community where patients can exchange information and get support and inspiration.

CanCare.org

CanCare matches trained cancer survivor volunteers and caregivers to newly diagnosed cancer patients or their caregivers for free, one-on-one, long term emotional support. Clients are matched as closely as possible by age, gender, type of cancer and treatment.

CancerCare.org

CancerCare’s mission is to “provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.

Cancer Hope Network

For more than 30 years, Cancer Hope Network has been matching cancer patients and their loved ones with trained Support Volunteers. We provide our materials free of charge to oncology practices, support groups and more.

Cancer Support Community

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy.

Caring Bridge

Caring Bridge is a nonprofit committed to bringing friends and family together during any form of health journey. Start a site today for you or a loved one!

Cervivor

Cervivor is for cervical cancer patients, a community, a learning tool, an advocacy resource, and an online retreat for healing, connecting and thriving.

Check Your Genes

Check Your Genes exists because we know a simple test can change lives, and not enough people know about it.

ChemoCare.com

Chemocare.com is a website designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends.

Chemotherapy.com

A comprehensive online resource for understanding chemotherapy treatment and the management of side effects.

Choose Hope

Choose Hope offers a full line of Cancer Awareness Products and Cancer Gifts available in all acknowledged cancer colors. You can feel good about purchasing from Choose Hope. Every month we make a donation to fund cancer research and the cancer community.

Circle of Cancer Care

Circle of Cancer Care is a charitable non-profit organization created to serve female cancer patients in Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, and surrounding area. We are directly engaged with military, civilian, business leaders as well as local cancer patient in order to provide excellent services.

Clinical Trials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more about clinical studies and about this site, including relevant history, policies, and laws.

Counsyl.com

A simple way to learn your risk for certain types of cancer.  Find out your chances of developing breast, ovarian, colon, and other cancers.

Cycle of Hope

The Cycle of Hope campaign is designed to help support early cancer detection, to reduce fear associated with treatment, to encourage a team approach including a medical oncologist, and to foster hope in patients and their families fighting the disease. The campaign is a partnership between the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Facing Our Risk.org

FORCE – (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.

Foundation of Women’s Care

Living with a gynecologic cancer? The Foundation for Women’s Cancer encourages you to join our Sisterhood to connect with others facing similar challenges.

Genedx.com

GeneDx specializes in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders. Our mission is to make clinical testing available to people with rare genetic conditions and their families.  Most of our tests include full gene analysis by DNA sequencing, the gold standard of genetic testing.

Headcovers Unlimited

Empower cancer patients and individuals for over 20 years with hair loss by providing quality products that allow individuals to feel like themselves again.

Hope for Two

The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers free support for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. We connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.

Hystersisters

Gynecologic cancer support and help from HysterSisters for ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, cancer of cervix, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer.

International Cancer Alliance

ICARE is a non-profit alliance of researchers, physicians and patients working together to promote substantive, understandable information programs on advanced treatment options.

Look Good and Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. The program offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to face their diagnosis with greater confidence.  Workshops are currently being held in San Antonio.

Lynch Syndrome

Lynch Syndrome is a hereditary disorder caused by a mutation in a mismatch repair gene in which affected individuals have a higher than normal chance of developing colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and various other types of aggressive cancers, often at a young age – also called hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer. (HNPCC)

My Life Line

A free webpage developer for cancer patients and caregivers to connect to their community of family and friends, allowing them to share their cancer journey, get support, and focus on healing.

Myriad Genetic Testing

Myriad Genetics is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of patients worldwide through the discovery and commercialization of novel, transformative diagnostic products and services across major diseases.  Answering patients’ four most pressing questions: Will I get a disease? Do I have a disease? Should I treat this disease? How should I treat this disease?

National Cancer Institute

NCI is the U.S. government agency responsible for conducting and supporting research on cancer. Their site provides information about treatment, clinical trials, and supportive care.

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation (NCSD)

The Foundation provides education, legal counseling and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination and debt crisis matters.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Patient-led organization advocating on behalf of survivors of all types of cancer.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

To help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing and HPV testing when recommended.

National Lymphedema Network

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors.

Oley

Striving to enrich the lives of those living with home intravenous nutrition and tube feeding through education, advocacy, and networking.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance

To promote, advocate for and support scientific research as it relates to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for ovarian cancer; to provide education about ovarian cancer; to promote, advocate for and provide supportive services to persons affected by ovarian cancer; and to foster alliances to further those purposes.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.

R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation

This foundation is dedicated to helping the next person diagnosed beat cancer. They have a Cancer Hotline that matches newly diagnosed patients with someone who has survived the same cancer.  They also offer free information and books about cancer.

Books for Support

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen BookThe Cancer-Fighting Kitchen features 150 science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss.

There’s No Place Like HopeThere’s No Place Like Hope: A Guide to Beating Cancer in Mind-Sized Bites is Vickie Girard’s long-awaited and completely indispensable survival guide for cancer patients and their families. Regardless of the type of cancer, here is an immediate, practical, and inspiring guide that will empower any patient to better fight and survive this disease.

Beating Cancer with Nutrition BookBeating Cancer with Nutrition – There is good news in the “war on cancer”. Optimal nutrition coupled with appropriate medical treatment can dramatically improve the quality and quantity of life and chances for a complete remission for most cancer patients. A well-nourished cancer patient can better manage the disease.

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