Cancer Support Groups


Brain Tumor Support Group
Support group for patients with brain tumors or brain metastases and their family members. This support group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month. This support group combines education, group discussion, socialization and networking with other patients with brain tumors and brain metastases.

Breast Cancer Support Group 
Support group for women who have breast cancer and their significant others. This group meets quarterly on the 4th Monday of the month in January, April, July and October. This support group combines group discussion, education, socialization and networking with other breast cancer patients.

Cancer Related Fatigue Support Group
Support group for cancer patients who have cancer related fatigue along with their family members. This support group meets monthly at noon. This support group combines education, group discussion, socialization and networking for patients with cancer related fatigue issues.

Cancer Survivorship Program 
This program is an educational, recreational and social program that meets on a monthly basis. Programs are held at local community venues that offer cancer survivors both education and recreation opportunities. The program is open to cancer survivors treated through the CHI Health system along with one guest. The program is free of charge.


Cast to Recovery Retreat This retreat is offered annually for twelve women with breast cancer who have been treated within the CHI Health system. The retreat combines the principles of fly fishing, group discussion, spiritual connection and relaxation in dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. The retreat is offered at St Benedict’s Retreat Center in Schuyler, NE.

Colorectal Cancer Support Group
Support group for individuals with colon and rectal cancer and their families. This group is a combined effort of the American Cancer Society (ACS), CHI Health, Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and The Nebraska Medical Center. This support group is offered monthly at the ACS and combines education, group discussion and networking with other colon and rectal cancer patients.

Drum Circle Program
This four-week series is a light, fun time enjoying the stress-relieving experience of drumming. No formal training is necessary. What you bring is enough. The program rotates between different CHI Health campus locations at different times throughout the year. You need to have received your cancer treatment within the CHI Health system to attend this program.

Healing with Art Program 
This art therapy program is offered for cancer patients and their families dealing with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. This program utilizes creativity as a means of relieving the stress of living with cancer. This program rotates between the CHI Health Campuses.

Jewelry Making Program
This is a four-week beginner’s class offering instruction in jewelry making. This program is a fun and creative outlet for those who have gone through the cancer experience and want to learn how to make something with beads. The program rotates between different CHI Health campus locations at different times of the year. You need to have received your cancer treatment within the CHI Health system to attend this program.

Look Good, Feel Better Program 
This program offers personalized instruction from a licensed cosmetologist for cancer patients coping with appearance changes from treatments. This program is a combined effort with the American Cancer Society and CHI Health. This program is offered every other month rotating between the CHI Health campuses.

Lunch and Learn
Support group for cancer patients and families. Meets at noon rotating between the CHI Health campuses. This support group combines group discussion, education and socialization with other cancer patients and families.

Pet Therapy Program
This program is offered to cancer patients, families and staff to help in relaxation when experiencing and caring for someone with cancer. Therapeutic Dogs, Inc (TDI) Certified Therapy dogs are available for visitation on a weekly basis on Wednesday afternoon rotating between the Bergan Mercy and Lakeside campuses. Volunteers who own the dogs accompany them on the visits.


Prostate Cancer Support Group 
Support group for men who have prostate cancer and their significant others. This group meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday of the month. This support group combines education, group discussion, socialization and networking with other prostate cancer patients.

Sarcoma/GIST Support Group 
Support Group for patients with sarcoma and GIST. This support group is a combined effort of CHI Health and Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and meets 5 times a year on the 2nd Thursday of the month. This support group combines education, group discussion, socialization and networking with other patients with sarcoma and GIST.

Surviving Bereavement Program 
This program is for adults who experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. This program is offered as a four-week series, three times a year in September, January and May.  The program provides education about grief and offers caring support for coping with all types of death. This program meets on the Immanuel campus.

Therapeutic Knitting Program
Come and learn the basics of knitting and meet others who have gone through the cancer experience. This program is offered as a five-week series. The program rotates between different CHI Health campus locations at different times of the year. You need to have received your cancer treatment within the CHI Health system to attend this program.