Research has shown that participation in ongoing professionally facilitated support groups provides many benefits, including decreased emotional distress, less pain, quicker return to work, and better quality of life. CSC offers separate weekly groups for people living with cancer, as well as for family and friends who are supporting a loved one with cancer.
Please note that you must be pre-registered before attending a support group. This can be done at Connect to the Community Meeting or by appointment (call 513-791-4060).
People Living With Cancer
"For me the support group experience has been wonderful, giving me the tools to live life with cancer."
People with any type or stage of cancer (receiving cancer treatment, up to 18 months into remission, or with advanced cancer) meet weekly for 2 hours, allowing members to form strong interpersonal connections, and share information, wisdom, encouragement and support.
Breast Cancer Support Groups (Stage 1, 2, and 3)
"Participating in my group was one of the best experiences of my life. I went through a lot of fear and anger and this group literally saved my life."
Women who are in treatment for breast cancer, stages 0 through 3, meet weekly for 2 hours, allowing them to form strong interpersonal connections, and share information, wisdom, encouragement and support.
Family & Friends Groups
"I found great comfort in the Friends and Family group, and I formed some very close friendships. I would be lost without my group."
Family members or friends who are actively supporting a loved one with cancer (receiving cancer treatment, up to 18 months into remission, or with advanced cancer) meet weekly for two hours, allowing members to learn how to care for themselves as they care for others by sharing wisdom, encouragement and support.