There are several options for support groups in the Charleston area. If you ever need additional help please contact Ashley Johnson, Patient Wellness Navigator at 843-577-6957 ext 216 for more information. Below is a list of the popular ones around the area:

Caregivers Support Group
Date: The third Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Trident Medical Center, Trident Cancer Center
Cost: Free

Join Hospice Care of America for this free support group which is open to anyone caring for a loved one.If your loved one deals with cancer, Alzheimer’s or any other chronic illness, this support group will assist you with resources and support to care for yourself and your loved one.

New Image – Breast Cancer Support Group
Date: The fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Trident Cancer Center
Cost: Free

Share your feelings with other women who have had similar experiences; the laughter and the tears.The New Image Breast Cancer Support Group is a place where women gather to share their experiences, learn coping techniques and find emotional support through the strength and warmth of embracing friendships.This group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Grief Support Group
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Trident H2U Conference Room
Cost: Free

Join Odyssey Hospice for this free support group which is open to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Please call Consult-A-Nurse at 843-797-FIND (3463) to register and for more information on any of these groups.

ALL CANCERS
Cancer Support Programs – Hope Lodge
Periodic programs on nutrition, pain, music therapy, and relaxation along with a resource library are available at the ACS Hope Lodge located at Calhoun Street and Ashley Avenue in Charleston, SC.

For more information, contact Chris at 843-958-0930.

CanCare
CanCare is a non-profit cancer support service with a mission to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their families. CanCare is made up of a network of trained volunteers including survivors, family members of survivors, and medical professionals who provide emotional support, information, and cancer related resources.

For more information, visit cancare.org.

Cancer Support Group – Mount Pleasant
All survivors and caretakers are welcome! Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church’s “Cancer Club – Where Hope Happens” meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor, September through June. This support group is for all types of cancer. Located at 301 Hibben Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

For more information, contact Rev. Thomas Herrington at therrington@mppc.net or 843-884-4612.

Look Good Feel Better
This American Cancer Society program aims to renew self-esteem and confidence for women facing cancer. Held Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at various locations.

For meeting dates and locations, call 800-227-2345.

BRAIN & SPINE TUMORS
Brain & Spine Tumor Support Group
This support group is for patients and their family members dealing with brain and spine tumors and meets on a quarterly basis. This group offers the opportunity to meet with others to express concerns about their illness, share practical information, gain insights, and develop new relationships. Learn about resources and coping with difficult situations.

For more information, contact Yolanda Elbert at 843-792-2568 or via email at elberty@musc.edu.
WOMEN’S CANCERS
Women’s Cancer Survivor Support Group
For female cancer patients currently undergoing treatment and those who have completed treatment. Group meets the third Monday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Suite 330 at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center – 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, SC 29414. Please call 843-402-2273 to RSVP.

Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Lunch Bunch – Meets monthly at various restaurants. Contact Helen Fields at 864-373-6306 or via email at info@scovariancancer.org with questions.

For more information, visit us online at www.scovariancancer.org/support.

BLOOD CANCERS
Blood Cancer Support Group
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month in room 121 at Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch is served and different speakers present on various topics of interest to blood cancer patients, survivors and their family.

For more information, contact Renea Bligen at 843-792-3346 or via email at bligenr@musc.edu.

GI & GU CANCERS
Greater Charleston Ostomy Association Support Group
For those who have an ostomy, their family members, caregivers, and friends. Held the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center – 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, SC 29414. Please feel free to bring lunch.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Millhouse at 843-708-0017

Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Date:        Second Saturday of each month

Time:        10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Place:       MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

AT&T Conference Room – 124L

86 Jonathan Lucas St.

Charleston, SC 29425

Carol Cunningham at 919-308-3255, email: ccunningham0304@gmail.com

Bereavement
“Living With Loss” Groups
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Pastoral Care Conference Room
First Tuesday of each month,
6 – 7:30 p.m. Call Jay Glasgow,
(843) 494-8024.

Family Caregiver
Roper Hospital – Berkeley
First Tuesday of each month,
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
For more information call the ARK
of SC, (843) 832-2357.

Lung Disease
(COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and
Lung Cancer)
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Classroom 4
Second Wednesday of each month,
1 – 2:30 p.m. Call Gayle, (843) 727-2477.

SASSY Women’s Cancer
Support Group
Roper St. Francis Cancer Center
Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness
Institute, 3rd floor
Third Monday of each month,
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.