Cancer Support Groups

Support groups can provide cancer patients and their families with valuable advice, as well as sympathetic shoulders to lean on. The Cancer Resource Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center offers a number of support groups, including:

  • Newly Diagnosed Education Group
  • Women for Women. This group is a support community for breast and gynecological cancer survivors.
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Young Adults Support Group. This group is for those ages 18 to 45 who are dealing with cancer as a patient, parent of a child with cancer or loved one of someone with cancer.
  • Courage in Motion was designed with Michelle Flattery, a cancer survivor. In one-hour weekly meetings, Courage in Motion participants share stories and exercise together.
  • Bereavement Support Group. This group is for those dealing with the death of a loved one, either from cancer or another condition.

Our support groups meet regularly, usually at the Cancer Resource Center. They are free of charge and facilitated by specially trained social workers, nurses, psychologists and mental health therapists. To learn more about meeting times and locations, call the Cancer Resource Center at 515-956-6440 or 866-972-5477.

Couples Retreat

Couples RetreatThe Couples Celebrating Life Weekend Retreat is designed for women living with metastatic breast cancer and their spouse/partner.

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