Area Cancer Support Groups, Classes and Events

To keep our patients and community safe, we have decided to migrate some of our in-person programming online. Please see our list of class offerings below. Check back often, as we will be adding more programming and events in the future.

To sign up for any of our live programming, please email [email protected] with your name and desired group. We will send back setup directions and a link to that event.

Support Groups

Brain Tumor

  • An educational meeting for those with brain tumors, brain cancer and their caregivers.
  • Facilitator: Nestelynn Gay     
    • Meets virtually 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 – 11:30am

Breast Cancer

  • Education and support meeting for those diagnosed with breast cancer at any stage of the cancer journey, from diagnosis through survivorship
  • Facilitator: Madeline Klause, LMSW
    • Meets virtually the 1st Monday of the month, 6 p.m.

General Cancer Support Group

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

Head and Neck Cancer

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

Metastatic Cancer

  • A group for those coping with cancer as a chronic illness
  • Facilitator: Ted Varkas, LMSW
    • Meets virtually on the 4th Thursday of the month, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Newly Diagnosed Cancer

  • A support group for patients and caregivers who have received a cancer diagnosis in the past year.
  • Facilitator: Tyree Woods, LMSW 
    • Meets virtually third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Facebook Support Group

  • This 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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Stem Cell Transplant Candidate Support Group

  • A support group for Stem Cell Transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant, and CAR-T candidates, as well as those who have already undergone one of these procedures.
  • Facilitator: Taisel Losada, PsyD & Jessica Fisher, LMSW
    • Meets virtually second Monday of the month, 1 – 2 p.m.

Stem Cell Transplant Caregiver

  • A support group for those caring for a loved one who needs or has had a stem cell transplant
  • Facilitator: Taisel Losada, PsyD & Jessica Fisher, LMSW      
    • Meets virtually first Monday of the month, 1 – 2 p.m.

Other Programming

Art Therapy Open Studio

  • RSVP to [email protected] to receive information on our monthly projects and supply lists before the live group.
  • Facilitator: Mallory Montgomery, MS, ATR
    • Meets virtually 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Cancer PATH: Thriving and Surviving 

Lunch with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

  • Register for our free live monthly concerts from the talented musicians of the DSO.
  • Facilitator: Megan Winkel, Lindsey Anderson Healing Arts Curator
    • Broadcast virtually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12 – 1 p.m.

Live Music with Michigan Opera Theatre

  • Register for free monthly musical performances and interactive Q & A with the talented musicians of MOT
  • Facilitatior: Megan Winkel, Lindsey Anderson Healing Arts Curator
    • Broadcast virtually one Thursday a month, 2 pm

Cancer Support during COVID-19

Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Setup Instructions

We use the Henry Ford Health System-approved Skype for Business platform to bring you our live programming. Other platforms are not HIPAA compliant and can pose safety risks for users. Set-up is easy and free on your mobile device, tablet or computer. Email [email protected] to get the log on information for any of our groups.

Skype for Business setup on your personal device.

Newly diagnosed?

Contact the cancer team 24/7 by calling (888) 777-4167.

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Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

Already a Henry Ford patient?
For the best experience, existing Henry Ford patients can request and self-schedule appointments through Henry Ford MyChart.

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