Living with cancer can pose many challenges for patients and families. Professionally led support groups can provide a safe and affirming environment in which to learn alternative methods of coping, obtain information about cancer and its treatment, gain problem-solving skills, practice communication and alleviate feelings of isolation. We offer several support groups at Moffitt Cancer Center. Please contact the Patient and Family Services Office at 813-745-8407 for additional information.
Brain Tumor Support Group
Support group for patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors and their families, friends and caregivers. Meets monthly. Call 813-745-7267 for information.
Cancer Support Group
Support group for patients with any cancer diagnosis. Meets every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., fifth floor lounge of hospital. Use elevator C.
Family and Friends Group
Support group for family members, friends and caregivers of cancer patients. Meets every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., fifth floor of the hospital, room 5140 A. Use elevator C.
Young Adults with Cancer
Young adults with cancer face unique needs. Below are resources for patients and caregivers, family and friends.
Meet Up for Patients:
Join others (ages 20-39) dealing with cancer at the bi-monthly "Meet-Up."
Second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., fifth floor lounge of the hospital (use elevator C).
Fourth Thursday of every month, 6 p.m., fifth floor lounge of the hospital (use elevator C).
Connect Up for Caregivers, Family and Friends:
Join others seeking support and "Connect Up."
Second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., fifth floor day room of the hospital (use elevator C).
Fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., fifth floor day room of the hospital (use elevator C).
More information on the AYA Program
Finding Balance with Cancer
“Finding Balance with Cancer” is a four-week stress reduction program jointly offered by the Integrative Medicine Program and Social Work. This program, offered several times a year, provides an opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn meditation through group discussion, guided practice and CDs for home use. Call social work at 813-745-8407 for more information.
Look Good Feel Better Program.
Consultation with beauty professionals (wigs, make-up) for women treated for cancer, 3rd Tuesday of every other month, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Must contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to register.