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Virtual Support Groups

A diagnosis of cancer can be stressful to you and your family. Smilow Cancer Hospital has Licensed Clinical Social Workers available to help you to manage your feelings and concerns throughout your cancer care, especially during this challenging time. In addition, our social workers also facilitate many support groups available virtually for your participation. Support groups provide the opportunity to receive emotional and educational support and to talk with others who are undergoing similar treatment or who have successfully completed treatment.


Topic Date/Time Contact
Brain Tumors 5/18 at 3PM 203-785-2791
Breast Cancer Treatment 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2:30PM 203-535-7864
Breast Cancer-Post Treatment 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30PM 203-535-7864
Breast Cancer-Metastatic 2nd Monday of the month at 2PM 475-227-6003
Breast Cancer-Metastatic/Saint Francis 4th Tuesday of the month at 2PM 203-804-2968
Caregivers 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 5PM 203-500-7434
Circle of Hope (Torrington) 1st Monday of the month at 4PM 203-500-7434
General Cancer (Orange) 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:30PM 203-215-5208
General Cancer (YNHH) 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1PM 203-415-8940
Gastrointestinal Cancers 3rd Thursday of the month at 1PM 475-227-4232
Gynecologic Oncology 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30PM 475-227-4643
Head and Neck Cancers 4th Thursday of the month at 2PM 203-500-7434 or 475-227-5808
Loss of Spouse 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM 203-415-8940
Loss of Spouse (day) Every other Tuesday of the month at 9:30AM 203-415-8940
Lung Cancer 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1PM 475-209-6954
Melanoma 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM 475-227-4232
Multiple Myeloma Last Tuesday of the month at 4PM 203-215-2135
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) 2nd Tuesday every other month starting May 12 475-227-4232
Pancreatic Cancer 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30PM 203-833-3255
Patient and Family (North Haven) Tuesdays (except last of the month) at 4PM 203-215-2135
Prostate Cancer 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12PM 203-500-7434 or 475-227-5808