Cancer Classes & Support Groups

A Cancer diagnosis impacts not only the patient but loved ones as well. Families and other interested patients are welcome to utilize these resources. Services are offered at no cost to cancer patients, family members, and caregivers.

Dignity Health Cancer Institute Complementary Classes & Support Groups


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For more information on any of the listings below, call (916) 962-8892.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Thursday of every month, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Mercy San Juan Medical Plaza (Room 1)
6403 Coyle Avenue, Ste. 200, Carmichael
4th Tuesday of the month 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Cancer Center (Large Conference Room)
3301 C Street, Ste. 550 – Sacramento

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Friday of every month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Cancer Center (Family Conference Room)
3301 C Street, Ste. 550 – Sacramento
For more information please contact (916) 990-8454

FOLSOM CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1675 Creekside Dr., Boardroom
Folsom, CA 95630

GYNECOLOGIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Cancer Center (Large Conference Room)
3301 C Street, Sacramento, 95816

LUNG AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
1st Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Cancer Center (Large Conference Room)
3301 C Street, Ste. 550 – Sacramento
(Odd months)
Mercy San Juan Medical Plaza (Room 1)
6403 Coyle Ave, Ste. 200 – Carmichael
(Even months)

MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP

1st Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. – Noon
Mercy San Juan Medical Plaza
6555 Coyle Avenue, Ste. 140, Carmichael, 95608

ONCOLOGY CARE THERAPIST
Eva Lukas, MA, LMFT
(916) 537-5262
Appointments available upon request

ONCOLOGY DIETICIAN
Susan Liebert, MS, RD, CSO, CDE
(916) 962-8868
Appointments available upon request

ONCOLOGY NURSE NAVIGATORS
1-833-DHCINAV / (916) 962-8892
[email protected]

ONCOLOGY SUPPORT GROUP
Every Thursday of the month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Hospital of Folsom (Boardroom)
1675 Creekside Drive – Folsom
Call (916) 986-4585 for details

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
1st Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. – Noon
Mercy San Juan Medical Plaza
6501 Coyle Avenue, Carmichael, 95608

PROSTATE SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Thursday of every month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
MSJ / 6555 Coyle Ave, Ste. 150, Carmichael
(Odd months)
UCD / 4501 X St., Sacramento
(Even months) 

STRESS REDUCTION & MINDFULNESS COURSE
6 week class series – 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Pre-registration is required and class size is limited
Please call (916) 962-8892 to RSVP

TRANSITION TO WELLNESS
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Please call (916) 962-8893 to RSVP 

YOGA CLASSES
Every Monday & Wednesday, 5 – 6 p.m.
Mercy Cancer Center (Large Conference Room)
3301 C Street, Ste. 550, Sacramento

Grass Valley Cancer Center Resources


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For information on any of the groups or classes below (where another number is not given) call Rebecca Parsons at (530) 274-6656.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Linda Meyers, LCSW
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: (530) 478-1273

CARE SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CANCER PATIENTS
Jeanine Bryant, MS
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: (530) 274-6654

COMFORT CUISINE MEALS
Delicious, nutritious, homemade meals for patients and caregivers. 
Frozen, individual portions, ready to reheat. 
Pick up in the Cancer Center

G.A.T.E.: GRIEVING AND TRANSITIONING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO CANCER
Jeanine Bryant, MS
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Contact: (530) 274-6654

HARP CLASSES
Lisa Stine
Fridays, weekly for 12 weeks
Contact: Lisa Stine, (530) 632-6226 

KIDSCOPE: FOR CHILDREN IMPACTED BY CANCER
Jeanine Bryant, MS
Contact: (530) 274-6654

NURSE NAVIGATOR
Mary Caravalho, RN, BSN
(530) 274-6179

NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATIONS
Kelley Kull, RD, CDE
Available for appointment
Contact: (530) 274-6600

OVARIAN CANCER GROUP
Third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Mary Caravalho, RN, BSN, (530) 274-6179

PROSTATE DISCUSSION GROUP
Mary Peterson, LMFT
Fourth Thursday of each month 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Contact: (530) 478-1880 

THE ART OF HEALING
Nanci Shandera, PhD
8 week courses
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
[email protected] or
www.EarthSpiritCenter.com

TRANSFORMATIONAL WHOLENESS
Nanci Shandera, PHD
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Contact: (530) 265-9097
[email protected]
EarthSpiritCenter.com 

WOMAN TO WOMAN: SHARING THE CANCER EXPERIENCE
Jeanine Bryant, MS
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Contact: (530) 274-6654

WRITING TO HEAL CREATIVE WRITING CLASS
Molly Fisk
8 weekly classes
Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: (530) 265-8751 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

CANCER AID THRIFT SHOP
Provides financial assistance, equipment, etc.
Contact: (530) 273-2365

HOPE BEARERS
Christ-centered cancer and chronic illness cupport group
Third Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Foothill Church
Call Amy & Wayne: (530) 518-0519 or Sally: (530) 273-1468