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Cancer Support Groups and Programs

Henry Ford Health Cancer support groups and programming are offered to help create community and promote healing during the cancer journey. All support groups are hosted by licensed mental health professionals.

All groups are free unless otherwise noted. Please register in advance for groups you would like to attend.

We are now offering in-person and virtual programming.

  • Cancer Support Groups

    Brain Tumor

    • An educational meeting for those with brain tumors, brain cancer and their caregivers.
    • A hybrid group that meets virtually and in-person at Henry Ford Cancer-Detroit on the second Monday of the month, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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    Breast and Gynecological Cancer

    • A group for women who are at any stage of their breast or gynecological cancer journey.
    • Meets monthly on Tuesday at Henry Ford Cancer - Brownstown.

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    Breast Cancer Empower Hour

    • Free weekly empowerment and education session specially designed for those with a breast cancer diagnosis.
    • Meets Thursdays virtually and in-person at Henry Ford Cancer - Detroit at 12 p.m.

    Register Now

    Caregiver Support Groups

    • The Henry Ford CARE program offers virtual and in-person support groups, especially for caregivers.
    • Any type of caregiver age 18+ is invited to join.

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    General Cancer Support Group - Detroit

    • A support group for patients and caregivers who have received a cancer diagnosis in the past year.
    • Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

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    General Cancer Support Group - Macomb

    • A support group for those coping with cancer of any type
    • Meets the first and third Mondays of the month, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

    Register Now

    Gynecological Cancer and Ovarian Cancer @ Gilda’s Club

    • We are excited to offer gynecological and ovarian cancer support groups in partnership with Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit. To ensure the support group is a good fit for you Gilda’s Club will postpone your new member meeting until AFTER your first support group.

    Register Now

    Head and Neck Cancer

    • A survivorship and support meeting for current patients, caregivers and survivors of head and neck cancer.
    • Meets virtually 1st Thursday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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    Henry Ford Health Cancer Facebook Group

    • The Facebook group is a place where Henry Ford Cancer Institute patients, post-treatment survivors, caregivers, and family can interact to share resources and help each other navigate this unique journey no one chose to be on.

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    Metastatic Cancer

    • A group for those coping with cancer as a chronic illness. Monthly speakers cover topics of interest for those diagnosed with metastatic cancer and their families.
    • Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    Register Now

    Pituitary Tumor

    • A support and education community for those diagnosed with a pituitary disorder.
    • Meets quarterly on Saturdays at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 9:00am

    Register Now 

  • Healing Arts Programs

    Art Therapy Open Studio

    • Register to receive information on our monthly projects and supply lists before the live group.
    • Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

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    Art Therapy at Home

    • An evening art therapy group for those with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones.
    • Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, 6 – 7:00 p.m.

    Register Now

    Art Therapy Group for Women

    • Connect with other women affected by a cancer diagnosis through art activities guided by an art therapist.
    • Meets weekly on Wednesdays, 10 – 11:00 a.m.

    Register Now

    Art in Bloom

    • An in-person art therapy group for those diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones at Henry Ford West Bloomfield.
    • Meets the third Friday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Register Now

    More Healing Arts Programs

    Browse a list of our upcoming healing arts workshops and events:

    David DiChiera Music Therapy Program

    These healing music programs are made possible by the David DiChiera Music Therapy Program, graciously supported by the Marvin, Betty and Joanne Danto Family Foundation.

  • Education and Wellness Programs

    Mind Over Matter

    • Learn tips and tools to handle the big feelings that often come after a cancer diagnosis. Hosted by the Henry Ford Cancer integrated case management team.

    Register Now

    Cancer PATH: Thriving and Surviving

    • An interactive workshop designed to help individuals with any kind of cancer improve their health and feel better.
    • 6 weeks sessions are at various times and dates throughout the year.

    RSVP by phone (517) 592-1974 or via email

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    Eating Well with Cancer

    • Our Henry Ford Cancer Dietitians have created a personalized class to put you on the track to healthy eating during cancer treatment and beyond.
    • Virtual class offered monthly, registration required.

    Register Now

    Relaxing Meditation

    Henry Ford Cancer has partnered with the International Institute of Yoga Therapy to offer free virtual meditation for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers or family members. 

    Register Now 

    Fear of Cancer Recurrence

    • Presenter: Ted Varkas, LMSW

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