Support Groups

Along with advanced medical care, emotional support is an important part treating the whole person, and not just the cancer. With that in mind, we offer a variety of support groups for cancer survivors and their families. These casual get-togethers are a great way to learn about the cancer experience while sharing your thoughts and feelings with those who are fighting the disease as well. For more information, Contact Cynthia Burton at (559) 451-3618.

Support Groups we offer:

Man to Man: Issues in men's health - A prostate cancer patient education group
The California Cancer Center and American Cancer Society jointly provide an education and support group to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. This monthly program includes topics like leading-edge treatment options, cancer and self-care information, research updates and general men's health information.
When: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), Second Floor Lighthouse Office
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided

Coping with Cancer - For anyone impacted by cancer
This support group is open to all cancer patients and their loved ones regardless of where you are along this journey.  Talk over coffee and pastries while sharing experiences and ways to cope with all aspects of cancer  – from the emotional and physical, down to the practical.  
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), Resource Lounge, located in the Lobby
Cost: FREE & Refreshments provided

Family and Friends - For loved ones and caregivers of cancer patients
Family and friends can feel the need to "be strong" in front of their loved one and we know that's hard to do.  You want to support your loved one in their fight against cancer, yet you find it hard to manage difficult emotions.  This group is here for you as a place you can express your emotions and talk about how the experience has been for you.  Comforting conversation and shared experiences offer support in dealing with the emotional impact of having a loved one diagnosed with cancer. 
When: First Wednesday of each month
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), Second Floor Lighthouse Office
Cost:  FREE & Refreshments provided

 Look Good/Feel Better - For cancer patients 
The California Cancer Center and American Cancer Society jointly provide this education and support group to help cancer patients improve their appearance and self image by teaching hands on beauty techniques to manage the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Wigs and make-up kits are provided for free.  A licensed esthetician facilitates the group and provides one-on-one attention to your needs to help you feel beautiful from the inside out.  Pre-Register at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org or call 559.451.0163 to ensure color match on make-up kit.
 When: Every first Monday of each month
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: California Cancer Center, 7257 N. Fresno St. (north of Herndon), Second Floor Conference Room
 Cost:  FREE & Refreshments provided