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

Coping with Cancer During COVID-19 Times: Online Support Group

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

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

For further information, please contact Brittany Rudinica, LCSW at 310-517-1230.

Coping with Cancer for Caregivers During COVID-19 Times: Online Support Group

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

For further information, please contact Brittany Rudinica, LCSW at 310-517-1230.


Classes

Lunch and Learn: Cancer Basics 101

Basic information on cancer and practical needs during treatment. Family/friends are welcome. Please RSVP at (310) 517-1230.

  • Every 1st Friday of the Month
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: West Tower, 2nd Floor, Room B

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

Informational class on hereditary breast cancer and genetic testing. No RSVP required.

  • Every 3rd Wednesday
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Please call (310) 891-6672 to confirm room.

Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction Pre-Op Class

This 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. Seating is limited and RSVP required. You may bring ONE support person with you to the class. For more information, please call (310) 517-4660.

  • Every 1st Thursday of the month
  • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: West Tower, 2nd Floor, Room B

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.

  • Second Wednesday of every other month (January 8, March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9, November 11)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Polak Imaging Pavilion Lobby, 3275 Skypark Drive, Torrance, CA 90505

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.


Cancer Prevention

Smoking Cessation

A 7-week program focused on helping you develop skills to quit smoking. A $25 fee for class materials is required. Call (310) 517-1072 to register and to confirm the location of the class.

  • Tuesdays (7 Weeks)
  • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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.

Newly Diagnosed Support Group

For newly diagnosed or in treatment. Call (310) 517-1230 for location.

  • Every 3rd Friday of the Month
  • 10:00 - 11:30 am

Women's Cancer Support Group

For women who are post treatment and have a recurrence.

  • Meets every Tuesday
  • 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Location: Hoffman Health Conference Center, Room 3

Men's Cancer Support Group

For men who are in any phase of their treatment.

  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: West Tower, 2nd Floor, Room B

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.

  • Every 4th Tuesday of the month
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: West Tower, 2nd Floor, Room B

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 gettin to know other survivors who had a mastectomy/breast reconstruction. RSVP required. Please call (310) 517-4660.

  • Every 2nd Thursday of the month
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: West Tower, 2nd Floor, Room A

Cancer Caregiving Support Group

For anyone providing care to loved ones with cancer.

  • Every 2nd Friday of the month
  • 10 - 11:30 am
  • Location: Call (310) 517-1230 for location

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.

Regresar al Bienestar (Return to Wellness)

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


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