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Cancer support groups are a place to meet others facing similar issues, to give and receive emotional and practical support, and to exchange information.

PinnacleHealth Young Cancer Survivor Support Group

The Young Cancer Survivor Support Group is reserved for women who were 45 years old or younger when they were first diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. Women have an opportunity to share their personal stories. Events include guest speakers, open discussions and other activities. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., in the PinnacleHealth Medical Sciences Pavilion (MSP) Community Resource Room.

Please contact at (717) 657-7132 with any questions.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

PinnacleHealth is pleased to join SPOHNC as a local chapter, one of only 100 in the country. SPOHNC concentrates on providing current information for oral and head and neck cancer patients who want a better understanding of their disease and how it impacts their lives. Our support group helps to increase awareness of the many ongoing issues related to head and neck cancer and to address the broad medical, emotional and humanistic needs of patients, empowering each to take an active role in his or her recovery.
This cancer group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the PinnacleHealth Medical Sciences Pavilion (MSP) Community Resource Room on the first floor.

For more information, contact Debra K. Witwer, RN, BSW, at (717) 920-4190

Survivorship & Support Group

Survivorship begins at the time of a cancer diagnosis and continues throughout life. This informal group is open to all cancer survivors and their caregivers. The main purpose is to exchange ideas and information and to encourage one another. Guest speakers may be included. Light refreshments are served. The group meets on the first Monday of every month, 6-7:15 p.m., in the PinnacleHealth Medical Sciences Pavilion (MSP) Community Education Room on the first floor. 
Please call (717) 724-6790 for more information.


Thrive! is a member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer – from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease, to those undergoing treatment, to those who have been cured. The group also welcomes family members and friends who are affected as caregivers. Classes are located at PinnacleHealth Tristan Radiology Specialists, 4518 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, Pa.