Support Groups

A cancer diagnosis introduces life challenges that may inspire overwhelming feelings of fear, anxiety, and loneliness. Many people find comfort in attending support groups. You will find a list of local resources to help you find a group that is right for you.

Current Patient Services Calendar

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The Women's Cancer Center at Lutheran Hospital

Description: The Women's Cancer Center offers a wide variety of support groups that meet regularly. Group topics range from specific types of cancer, coping with treatments, resources for family and friends, and survivorship.
More information: Call 260-435-7959 or visit the support group schedule on their website.

Parkview Regional Cancer Center

Description: Parkview Regional Cancer Center offers many cancer support services, including support groups.
More information: Visit their website to find specific contact information, dates/times and locations.

American Cancer Society Online Message Boards

Description: ACS provides a variety of online message board topics, including health information, expert answers, and specific areas for patients, families and friends.
More information: Visit the ACS website.

Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group Kosciusko Community Hospital

Description: The program is open to men, women and children, as well as family members or friends of anyone dealing with cancer. Topics of discussion include coping with the stress of illness, art/music therapy, updates in trends of cancer care, immune system, finances, attitude and spiritual well being, care and caregiver relationships, healing concepts, and medication.
More information: Contact Luann Deafenbaugh, RN, OCN at 574-372-3801 or visit the KCH website and click the Circle of Hope link.

Cancer Services of Allen County, Inc.

Description: Provides no-cost support groups for breast cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, ostomy who often have colon cancer... so people know they're not alone. Visit their website at to view their current support group schedule.
More information: 260-484-9560