Cancer Support Groups

Man Up Mahoning Valley

If you are battling prostate cancer you are not alone in your fight. Man Up Mahoning Valley offers a support group facilitated by prostate cancer survivor, Steve Burbrink.  This unique support group discusses ways to cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis and recovery from surgery or radiation therapy. This inspirational group of men help each other deal with cancer and its effects on their lives. Contact Steve at 330-207-7873 or by email discjok1@aol.com.  


Joanie’s Sisters

A support group dedicated to supporting all women impacted by cancer by inspiring, empowering and providing hope to all our patients, survivors and co-survivors throughout their journey. Programs include: health education and promotion workshops; meditation and relaxation activities; food preparations and sampling; exercise and weight management classes; survivor stories of hope and much more.  Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. To register call 330-480-2763


Look Good Feel Better

For women experiencing appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatment from any form of cancer. The program provides information and hands-on instruction on makeup and skincare and suggestions for using wigs, turbans and scarves. The program is held at St Joseph’s Cancer Care Center and St. Elizabeth’s Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The program is free of charge and offered in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. For more information call 1-800-227-2345.