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Support groups

VCU Massey Cancer Center offers a wide variety of support services, including free support groups. Please call our resource librarians at (804) 828-8709 to learn about additional groups. If you reside outside of the Richmond area, please contact your local chapter of the American Cancer Society or local hospitals for resources available in your community.

Current cancer support groups at Massey

  • Bosom Buddies: A breast cancer support group 
    • Meets every second Monday, 6-7 p.m.
    • Hanover Medical Park at Regional Medical Center, conference room near cafeteria
    • 8222 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116 
    • Contact Freda Wilkins, S.W., M.Div., (804) 305-2709 
  • Women's Support Group: A safe space for women with all forms of cancer
    • Meets every fourth Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Stony Point 9000 in the Patient Resource Library on the 2nd Floor
    • Contact Freda Wilkins, S.W., M.Div., at (804) 305-2709 
  • LLS Support Group: For anyone affected by blood cancers
    • Meets every fourth Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
    • Stony Point 9000 in the Patient Resource Library on the 2nd Floor
    • Contact Karen Mullin at (804) 628-3861
  • New Voice Club: For laryngectomees and their caregivers
    • Meets every fourth Thursday, 6 -7 p.m.
    • Stony Point 9000 in the Patient Resource Library on the 2nd Floor
    • Contact Jenny Hagan, B.M, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, at (804) 628-0905 

Richmond area cancer support groups 

The Richmond Area Lymphedema Support Group 

  • Meets every third Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Retreat Hospital at 2612 Grove Ave., in the first-floor boardroom
  • No meetings November-January due to the holidays
  • Contact Lisa Loucks at (804) 254-5164

NOTE: Please call one of the group facilitators to confirm time and location, as these meetings are subject to change to best suit the needs of attendees.