Support Groups

Connecting with others who have or have had cancer is often helpful. Some people come for information, some for support, and others for a sense of community. All of our groups have different personalities. Please email, or call us at 277-0960 to learn which group might be best for you.

Due to current health considerations, our support groups are being conducted online. We look forward to resuming in-person scheduled support groups listed below when it is safe!

See our up-to-date calendar here.

Click here to see a community calendar of all kinds of support groups in Tompkins County.

For residents of the Finger Lakes

Virtual Support Groups, workshops, etc.

We will be meeting via Zoom (a free, interactive online platform) until further notice.

Please join us by Computer, Smartphone or Tablet. This is how it works:

  1. Email that you are interested in joining one of our groups.
  2. You will receive an email with the link & instructions the morning of each group.  You do not need a zoom account to join the group.

Zoom>Click on the link>it will direct you to download>then it will take you directly to the group.  

Smartphone or Tablet:
Download the
Zoom app.>Enter meeting number>then it will take you directly to the group.  

If you don’t have speakers on your computer,
you can call in
1-646-558-8656 and give the meeting number provided in the email you receive from CRC. 


– Download the Zoom app before joining a Zoom meeting.
If you forget, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click any “join” link.

– If using Apple products, it may work better to log-in through Google Chrome.
The Safari Web browser has many “glitches”.

– If possible, please use headphones or mute yourself during discussion to decrease background noise
(dogs, kids, TV, eating, etc.)


Men’s Breakfast Club – Meets every Friday 8-9am.
For men with any type of cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery.

*Women’s Wednesday Group – Meets every Wednesday 1-2pm.
For women with any type of cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery.

*Women’s Friday Group – Meets every Friday 12-2pm.
For women with any type of cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery.

Living Well with Cancer Workshop (co-sponsored by Cayuga Medical Center)
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm
A monthly educational program on a topic related to cancer &/or general well-being. Open to the public.

Pat’s Group: Living with Cancer as a Chronic Disease – Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 12-1:30pm.
For people with more advanced cancers. Caregivers welcome.

*Caregiver Group​ – ​Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm.
Open to family, friends, and caregivers of those with cancer.

*Beth’s Group (Young Adult)​ – ​Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm.
For people under 50 with any type of cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery. Partners welcome.

*Prostate Group​ – ​Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month 5:30-7pm.
Offers support, education programs and discussions related to prostate cancer.  Open to men & their caregivers. (Men with prostate cancer are encouraged to attend the Friday Men’s Breakfast Club as well.)

*Colorectal Group​ – ​Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm.
For people with any type of colorectal cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery.

Lymphedema Group​ – ​Meets the 5th Tuesday of each month 5:30-7pm
For people affected by lymphedema.

Cancer Research Seminar​ – Meets Wednesday’s 5:15​-6:30 (when classes are in session)
To join, email Bob Riter at​. ​Here’s the link for the Cornell Class for more info.

Cornell Cancer Support Group – Meets on the second Wednesday of each month 11:45am-12:45pm.
Open to faculty, staff, students and retirees who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer.

*CRC Closed Facebook Groups

How do I join a CRC Closed Facebook Group?

From your News Feed:

  • Click Groups in the left menu
  • In the search bar at the top, enter keywords for group you’re looking for
  • Select the group, then click + Join Group below the cover photo
  • Select whether you’d like to join as your profile or your Page
  • Click Join Group
Our closed groups:

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