Support Groups

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute - Community Classes

For more information, please contact Teressa Novotny (

If you are in our Bone Marrow Transplant program, contact Beth Harvey (

Our Genetic Counseling program has compiled an excellent list of resources as well. Click Here to view them.

Blood Cancer Support Group

All patients and family members affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma are invited to join us for an evening of support, friendly conversation and refreshments. Please come and share your challenges, concerns and thoughts with others who have similar experiences.

The group meets the third Tuesday, 5:30 -7 p.m. in the Main Hospital seventh floor Family lounge.


Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Support Group

All patients, caregivers, friends and family are invited to join us for light refreshments and an open discussion about bone marrow/stem cell transplant. No RSVP necessary. This support group is facilitated by Cancer Institute social worker Beth Harvey and nurse coordinator Mitzi Lowe.

Meets the first Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Main Hospital – Seventh Floor, Family Room (North Hall)

No RSVP necessary.


Cancer Caregiver Support Group

All caregivers of cancer patients, both friends and family, are invited to join the Cancer Caregiver Support Group. Whether you are new to the caregiving role or highly experienced, you are welcome to join. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Family Lounge on the seventh floor of the main hospital. 

This group is facilitated by Katie Pennay. Please call 717-531-6515 for more information. No RSVP on ongoing commitment is necessary.


Healing Yoga

This is a gentle, healing class for people recovering from cancer*, and those who are supporting a loved-one.  We use the powerful techniques of Kundalini Yoga to increase your vitality and help you deeply relax.  Scientific research suggests that yoga can help reduce the effects of stress, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, assist the immune system, relieve anxiety and depression, and help people find meaning and hope - so important for recovery. Click here for more information.


Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Wherever you are in the process of determining your cancer risk or risk management options, there is a good chance that other people are going through the same thing and are available to offer support. Click here to join a local group today and attend any of our upcoming events.


Prostate Cancer Support Group

The support group is open to all men who are newly diagnosed or dealing with recurrent or advanced prostate cancer, along with their spouses, family members and caretakers.  Meetings will provide encouragement, hope, education, emotional support, personal interactions, and mentoring of new patients. 

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