Support Groups

Hoag Family Cancer Institute support groups provide mutual support and information for cancer patients and their families. Groups are facilitated by licensed clinical social workers and oncology nurses. Discussion is focused on current issues faced by cancer patients and their support network. There is no charge for the following groups.

Support groups are held in Newport Beach and Irvine. Please view our monthly calendar for location and times.

Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers the following support groups:

  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Brain Tumor Support Group
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Young Women's Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Group
  • Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
  • Lung Cancer Support Group
  • Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
  • Pituitary Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Recurrent & Metastatic Support Group
  • Sarcoma Support Group
  • Peer Support Program

About the Peer Support Program

This special program provides special support on a one-to-one basis over the phone. Patients and caregivers are matched with peer support mentors according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, course of treatment, age, gender or by preference of the person seeking support. Talking with someone who has lived with cancer can be comforting and reduce the sense of anxiety and isolation that a cancer diagnosis brings.

If you are a patient or caregiver looking to join this program, please email peersupport@hoag.org, or call 949-722-6237.

With any questions, please call 949-7-CANCER (722-6237).