The Hunt Cancer Institute offers supportive services to patients and families who are impacted by cancer. We believe that addressing the psychosocial health of our patients will lead to positive health outcomes and improve quality of life.

Virtual Support Groups

Women in Treatment

Support is important during your journey. Women with cancer share their stories, vulnerabilities and insights from diagnosis through treatment, in a safe, supportive space. Topics include cultivating emotional resilience, body image and sexuality, talking with loved ones about cancer and caring for ourselves. Groups are facilitated by our Psychosocial Counselor via the online platform Zoom.

  • Meeting: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 5 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Brittany Rudinica, LCSW at 310-517-1230.

Coping with Cancer for Caregivers During COVID-19 Times

This new virtual support group will provide you the opportunity to connect with people providing care to a loved one with a new or existing cancer diagnosis amidst the coronavirus.

  • Meeting: Every Monday
  • Time: 6 - 7 pm
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Brittany Rudinica, LCSW at 310-517-1230.

Women Empowered Cancer Support Group (WE CAN)

For nearly 20 years, this group of women have journeyed through their experiences of cancer and beyond. This group empowers women to face their diagnosis, recurrence or experience as a cancer survivor with resilience and support. Women affected by cancer can gain hope and empowerment, obtain practical information on cancer treatment and community resources, address feelings associated with a cancer diagnosis and life beyond treatment, and learn new ways of coping, communicating and connecting.

  • Meeting: Tuesdays
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 am
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
  • To RSVP or for further information, please contact Brittany Rudinica, LCSW at 310-517-1230.

Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction Support Group

For women pre and post mastectomy/breast reconstruction. This support group helps support mastectomy/breast cancer reconstruction patients through sharing stories and getting to know other survivors who had a mastectomy/breast reconstruction. RSVP required. Please call (310) 517-4660.

  • Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Platform: Zoom


Genetics: Understanding Hereditary Breast Cancer and the Role of Genetic Testing

Informational class on hereditary breast cancer and genetic testing.

  • This class is temporarily on hold.

Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction Virtual Pre-Op Class

This virtual class will teach you how to prepare for surgery, what to bring to the hospital, what to expect during hospitalization and how to care for yourself at home after surgery. Free of charge. For more information, please call (310) 517-4660.

  • Meeting: 1st Thursday of the month
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Platform: Zoom

Cancer & Nutrition Virtual Series

This virtual series will provide general information and recommendations on cancer and nutrition.

  • Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Time: 5pm – 6pm
  • Platform: Zoom

Early Detection

Breast Health Information

Free information on breast cancer screening and how to perform a breast self-examination. RSVP is required, please call (310) 784-6335, option 3.

  • This class is temporarily on hold.

Low Dose CT Screening

Lung cancer screening for high risk individuals who are aged 55-77 years old, current smoker or former smoker who quit within the last 15 years and smoke at least a 30 pack a year history. Fees are $205. Medicare may cover if you are eligible under their criteria. For more information, please call (310) 517-1072.

Smoking Cessation

  • This class is temporarily on hold.

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.

Men's Cancer Support Group

For men who are in any phase of their treatment.

  • This class is temporarily on hold.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

For those diagnosed with head and neck cancer and are seeking support for the unique needs of their cancer.

  • This class is temporarily on hold.

Community Support Groups

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach

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.

Web-Based Support Groups

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

For general information, please call the Cancer Resource Center at (310) 517-7077