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Cancer Support Groups

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care's professionally-led support groups are a great way to get emotional comfort and advice from other individuals who are experiencing similar challenges.

For a monthly list of programs and events, please see our class calendars >

Support Groups and Programs at Morristown Medical Center

Ongoing Support Groups

  • In-Treatment Cancer Support Group
    Patients currently in active treatment and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
    For a location and schedule, please call 973-971-5169.

  • Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group
    Patients living with advanced stage cancer and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
    For a location and schedule, please call 973-971-7971.

  • Post-Treatment Cancer Support Group
    Patients who have completed active treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation) and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
    For a location and schedule, please call 973-971-6299.

Ongoing Programs

  • Breast Cancer Pre-Surgery Program
    Breast cancer patients can learn how to better prepare for surgery. Family members and friends are welcome to attend and questions are encouraged.
    For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-6175.

  • Head and Neck Cancer Care Program
    Patients diagnosed with head or neck cancer and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
    For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-4063.

  • Post-Breast Surgery Program
    Women who have had either a lumpectomy or mastectomy and are six weeks to eighteen months post-surgery can partake in aquatic rehabilitation. Medical clearance is required.
    For a location, schedule and to register, please call 973-971-5169.

Peer-to-Peer Support Programs

  • Ostomy Self-Help Support Group
    For a location and schedule, please call 973-971-5522.

  • Platelet Disorder Self-Help Support Group
    For a location and schedule, please call 908-764-1819.

  • Us Too Prostate Cancer Self-Help Support Group
    For a location and schedule, please our Us Too representative at call 973-895-2135

Support Groups and Programs at Overlook Medical Center

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    A licensed social worker and registered nurse lead a discussion-based peer support group for Overlook Medical Center newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in their first year of breast cancer treatment.
    Second and fourth Monday of every month, 1:00 to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Oncology Conference Room
    For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6210.

  • Look Good, Feel Better
    Joint program with the American Cancer Society designed to help patients undergoing cancer treatment manage appearance-related side effects. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5255.

  • Post Treatment Group
    Open support group for patients who have completed their cancer treatment. For a location, schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5349.

  • Bereavement Group
    A support group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer. For a location, schedule and to register, please call at 908-522-5255

Support Groups and Programs at Chilton Medical Center

  • Cancer Support Group for Men and Women
    Men and women who are newly diagnosed with cancer, in treatment or up to two years post treatment can learn more about their condition, while sharing information and encouragement with others.
    Second Tuesday of every month, 1:30 to 3:00pm
    For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5311.

Support Groups and Programs at Newton Medical Center and Hackettstown Medical Center

  • Cancer Support Group
    This group is for those living with or affected by cancer.
    Fourth Thursday of every month; 3:00 to 4:00pm
    Newton Medical Center
    175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
    For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8620.

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    Breast cancer patients can receive mutual education and support.
    Second Tuesday of every month; 6:00 to 7:30pm
    Sparta Health & Wellness
    89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
    For more information and to register, please call 1-800-227-2345.

  • Look Good, Feel Better 
    Women will learn how to maintain their appearance during cancer treatments.

Hackettstown Medical Center
Joan Knechel Cancer Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

SpartaHealth & Wellness
89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ

Please call 1-800-227-2345 for dates and times. 

I might have been broken, but mended rather quickly with my desire to fight and the amazing support system that the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center provided me with.

Bridget Bocchino Hochstuhl, Breast cancer patient at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

Lymphedema Management

Atlantic Rehabilitation's certified therapists can help manage lymphedema, a type of swelling that sometimes results from cancer treatment or surgery.