Patient Resources

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Cancer Support Groups

The Hollings Network
Patient-to-patient telephone support program that pairs newly diagnosed cancer patients with survivors. Contact Diane Aghapour at 843-792-6966 or

Brain Tumor Support Group
This is an educational support group designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life and share their experiences. Please join us to learn about resources and treatment options, share information and develop new relationships. Patients and their families are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Meets the1st Thursday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. MUSC Clinical Sciences Building, Room 429, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC. For more information contact Brittaine Hinkson at 843-792-8552.

Caregiver Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Women's Pavilion (Hollings Cancer Center, 2nd floor).

A Story of Her Own
Six-week writing program for gynecological cancer survivors led by MUSC Writing Center faculty member. FREE. Hollings Cancer Center. Lisa Kerr at

Other community support groups:

Cancer Support Programs
Periodic programs on nutrition, pain, music therapy, relaxation and library at ACS Hope Lodge, Calhoun Street and Ashley Avenue.  Call Sundi for information: 843-958-0930.

Look Good Feel Better
American Cancer Society program to renew self-esteem and confidence for women facing cancer. Second Monday of the month, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at various locations.  Call to register at 1-800-827-9279.

Mt. Pleasant Cancer Support Group
All survivors and caretakers are welcome! Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church "Cancer Club" "Where Hope Happens" meets every fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor, September - June.  This support group is for all types of cancer.  Located at 301 Hibben Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464  843-884-4612.  Please contact Rev. Thomas Herrington for more information:

East Cooper Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at East Cooper Hospital, 1st floor classroom, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Periodic speakers. Dinner provided. Call Penny at 843-881-9499.

Breast Cancer Survivors Group
Meets last Monday of the month, 5:30-6:30 pm. Speakers & support. Roper Hospital, conference room 1, 316 Calhoun St, Charleston. Free parking.  Elizabeth McCabe at 843-724-2794.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston. 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For information, call Bob Strobel 843-766-9360 or Ned Adams 843-556-0260. Visit or send e-mail to

Ostomy Club
Mary Coffin at 843-556-8986

Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Lunch Bunch – Meets the first Tuesday of the month at various restaurants. For more information, Janet Bartku at or Janet Rigdon, 864-325-6296,

Expressions of Healing
6-8 week support program of art, music and creative writing held in the Fall and Spring. Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Roper Hospital. For more information and registration, call Barbara Mack at 843-720-8343.

Rise Sister Rise
African-American breast cancer survivor 16-week program for coping and life style changes. Held in the spring and fall. Cherry Seabrook, 843-722-6245,

2nd Chance
Cancer survivors.  Meets fourth Monday of the month, 7 pm at 166 St. Margaret St. Cherry Seabrook at 843-722-6245.

New Image After Breast Cancer
Meets third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at Summerville Medical Center. Janice Nations, 843-303-2590,


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