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Support Groups

No one understands the challenges, fears and experiences related to a cancer diagnosis and treatment better than others who’ve been through the same thing. It’s tremendously helpful to be able to speak with and spend time with other people in treatment for cancer; many people find it as meaningful to provide support as to receive it.

Bereavement Support Groups and Services

Offered through Torrance Memorial Hospice, view Bereavement support groups

Cancer Survivors in Transition

  • Meeting: Every Monday
  • Time: 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Location: Hoffman Health Conference Center

Caregiver Support Group

An ongoing support group to provide information, nurturing, and companionship to those providing care for a family member or friend. Caregivers are welcome to come alone or with someone they care about. First session is free, each session there after is $1.00 per class, no reservation needed.

  • Meeting: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Hoffman Health Conference Center

Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Support Group

A 4-week session breast cancer support group, begins the first Monday of the month.

  • Meeting: Every Monday
  • Time: 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Location: Hoffman Health Conference Center

Women's Cancer Support Group

A gathering of women that offers an opportunity to share stories, gather information and be surrounded by others who have embarked on a similar journey of healing. The first meeting of each month includes a lecture on a cancer-related topic. No lecture in December.

  • Meeting: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Hoffman Health Conference Center

Cancer Support Groups in the Community

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach

Formerly known as The Wellness Community of the South Bay, the Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit cancer support organization with a center in Redondo Beach. The Cancer Support Community offers a host of free programs including support groups, classes and wellness workshops to aid cancer patients and their loved ones. Spanish-speaking support group also available.

For more information, call The Cancer Support Community at 310-376-3550.

Regresar al Bienestar (Return to Wellness)

A support group for Spanish-speaking breast cancer survivors and their families. Sponsored by the Cancer Support Community.

Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

The Simms/Mann Center at UCLA offers a variety of cancer support groups at the Westwood campus.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Refugio is a Spanish-speaking breast cancer support group at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The group is sponsored by the YWCA and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

  • Meeting: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: 1124 W. Carson Street, Torrance in Trailer N-24

Call 310-547-0831 for more information

Web-Based Support Groups

Many cancer support groups for patients and loved ones can be found at cancer information sites on the internet. CancerCare offers an array of Internet-based support groups that are facilitated by professional oncology social workers.

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