Banner _Screen

Oncology Services

Cancer Support Groups in Your Community

WellSpan Health offers many helpful cancer support groups and individual support services for cancer patients and survivors, patients' family members and caregivers, as well as interested community members. Below, explore resources located in your community. All groups and events are free, and most do not require pre-registration.

  • Adams County Area Cancer Support Groups

    The Adams Cancer Center offers patients access to ongoing support programs that include: Breast Health Awareness, Encore (YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County), Reach to Recovery (American Cancer Society), Adams County Breast Cancer Coalition (Healthy Adams County), Prostate Health Awareness, Reducing Your Cancer Risk, and Caring for the Cancer Patient.

    Annual Cancer Survivor Day:
    Held the first Sunday in June, this celebration is for cancer patients and families. Call Michelle Shriner at the Adams Cancer Center at (717) 339-2657 for information.

    Annual Memorial Service:
    This service is held every January for families and friends of cancer patients who died throughout the previous year.  Call Pastoral Care at the Adams Cancer Center (717) 339-2640 for more information.

    Bereavement Class:
    This eight-session class helps individuals deal with issues of loss and grief. Call the Adams Cancer Center at (717) 339-2640 for information.

    Encore Breast Cancer Support Group:
    Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gettysburg YWCA from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Call Deb Yocum at the YWCA at (717) 334-9171, ext. 124. for more information.

    Lymphedema Support Group
    Meets every Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the WellSpan Adams Health Center Conference Room 211.  Call Paula Chaplin at (717) 337-4407 for more information.

    Prescription for Living:
    This series of classes focuses on life after breast cancer treatment. It provides information and support for survivors focusing on healthy nutrition, stress reduction, physical activity and specific survivor information. The series is offered twice a year (Spring & Fall) at the the Adams Cancer Center, (717) 339-2640.

  • Lancaster County Area Cancer Support Groups

    Breast Cancer Support Group:
    Meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Ephrata Health Pavilion. For more information, call Susan Auxier at (717) 721-5838, or email her at sauxier@wellspan.org.

    General Cancer Support Group:
    This group is open to all community members, not just Ephrata Cancer Center patients and their caregivers. Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ephrata Cancer Center (large conference room at the back of the building). Pre-registration isn't required. If you have questions, please call Helen Lawson LSW,OSW at (717) 721-4835.

  • Lebanon County Area Cancer Support Groups

    Breast Cancer Support Group:
    Meets the third Wednesday each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sechler Family Cancer Center. Open to patients and survivors of breast cancer, this group provides emotional support and encouragement to one another, as well as special education programs on topics like nutrition and emotional health. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call Christina Ensinger, MSW, LSW at (717) 639-3917 or censinger@wellspan.org.

    General Cancer Support Group:
    Meets the first Tuesday each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sechler Family Cancer Center. Open to survivors of cancer and their caregivers, this group provides emotional support and encouragement to one another, as well as special education programs on topics like nutrition and emotional health. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call Christina Ensinger, MSW, LSW at (717) 639-3917 or ensinger@wellspan.org.

  • York County Area Cancer Support Groups

    Annual Cancer Survivor Day:
    Held in June, this celebration day is for cancer patients and their families. Call the York Cancer Center at (717) 741-8100 for more information.

    Annual Memorial Service:
    A service held every January for families and friends of cancer patients who passed away during the previous year. Call the York Cancer Center at (717) 741-8100 for more information.

    Cancer Prayer Support Group:
    Support group with emotional and spiritual emphasis for cancer patients and their families. Meets the first and third Tuesday every month at Christ's American Baptist Church, Spring Grove and at Dr. Marc Hirsch's office, 777 Cherry Tree Ct., Hanover. Contact Karen Weinholt at (717) 633-1744 before attending your first meeting.

    Hanover Area Breast Cancer Support Group:
    Support group for breast cancer patients that meets third Monday of each month. Please contact Diana Klunk at (717) 633-1111 for more information.

    Hearts Can Heal:
    An eight-session class for grieving children held at Olivia's House as needed. For more information, please call Olivia's House at (717) 699-1133.

    HOPE Support Group (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support):
    Support and educational group organized for southern York County. The focus of each support meeting will be on cancer education and the emotional needs of patients and their families. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. For more information, call the HOPE office at (717) 227-2824.

    Kids Under Construction:
    Support group for children who have loved ones with cancer. Call the York Cancer Center at (717) 741-8100 or Barbara Titanish at (717) 227-2824 for more information.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Support:
    Family support group program for patients and families who would like to meet others coping with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma or Hodgkin's Disease. For more information about is group program, please contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America at (717) 652-6520 (Hershey).

    Look Good, Feel Better:
    Sessions with area cosmetologists for assistance with make up and hair styling. For dates, call the American Cancer Society office at (800) 227-2345.

    Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support Network:
    Support and educational group for oral, head & neck, and laryngectomy cancer patients. Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. at the York Cancer Center. Companions are welcome to attend. Call (717) 741-8100 for more information.

    Pathways Center for Grief and Loss:
    Grief counseling is available for anyone coping with a serious illness or loss of a loved one. Individual or family sessions, as well as a wide variety of support services and educational workshops, are available. The Pathways Center is a free community resource providing support to children, teens and adults. For more information, please call (800) 924-7610, or visit www.pathwaysthroughgrief.com.

    P.I.N.K. Partners (Power. Information. Networking. Knowledge.)
    This group provides those diagnosed with breast cancer the opportunity to meet with women who have been through and are surviving breast cancer. We meet the first Thursday of every month, except July, at the Elmwood Mansion. Please see our web site www.pinkpartnersyork.org, or call (717) 741-5211 for more information.

    White Rose Bereavement:
    A support group for family members who have lost a loved one. The group meets the third Thursday of each month from  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital's Home Health Services Building, 1412 6th Ave., York (entrance in rear - Graham Building). Call (717) 849-5642 for more information.

    Young Survival Coalition Face-2-Face Networking Group:
    This group is for women 45 years and younger who have been affected by breast cancer. Peer support and education is offered in an informal setting. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Dr, York. Call (717) 741-8100 for more information.

Are you sure you would like to cancel?

All information will be lost.

Yes No ×

About the provider search

This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.

×

Schedule Your Next Appointment Online with MyWellSpan

Use your MyWellSpan patient portal any time to view available appointments, and pick the date and time that best suits your schedule.

Go to MyWellSpan

New to this practice?

If you don't have a WellSpan primary care provider and would like to schedule a new patient appointment with a provider who is accepting patients, just log into your MyWellSpan account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to see the offices that are accepting new patients in relation to your zip code. If you are not enrolled in MyWellSpan, go to https://my.wellspan.org, call 1-866-638-1842 or speak with a member of the staff at a participating facility to sign up. New patient scheduling not available at all practices/programs.

Already a patient at this practice?

If you already have a relationship with a WellSpan practice, simply log into your account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to schedule an appointment with any provider or practice that already counts you as a patient. Online scheduling varies by practice/program.

×