Cancer Patient Support Groups

Jersey Shore University Medical Center's Cancer Care Program offers many types of cancer support groups that serve cancer patients and their significant others. The group members find solace in sharing their feelings, experiences, and concerns with those who can best understand them — others who have gone through similar experiences.

The objectives are to provide cancer support to patients in the Monmouth County (NJ), and to promote an open communication of thoughts and feelings in a confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere. Sharing strength and hope can lead to new friendships, healthy support systems, and ongoing knowledge, all of which enhance healing.


Breast Cancer Support Group

Held the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Call 732-776-3316 to learn more.

Click here to view flyer for additional information.


Inner Circle Support Group

This cancer support group is for family, friends, and caregivers of those diagnosed with cancer. The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Amdur Ambulatory Care Pavilion Cancer Care Conference Room at Jersey Shore. All sessions are facilitated by Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW.

For further information, meeting cancellations, or to confirm dates, please call Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW, at 732-776-3316.

Click here to view flyer for additional information.


Living with Cancer Support Group

This group is for women and men diagnosed with cancer. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Amdur Ambulatory Care Pavilion Cancer Care Conference Room at Jersey Shore. All sessions are facilitated by Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW.

For further information, meeting cancellations, or to confirm dates, please call Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW, at 732-776-3316.

Click here to view flyer for additional information.


Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

This group is for women diagnosed with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, or uterine cancer. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All sessions are facilitated by Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW.

For further information, meeting cancellations, or to confirm dates, please call Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW, at 732-776-3316.

Click here to view flyer for additional information.


Thyroid Cancer Support Group

Presented by the Departments of Surgery & Medicine at Jersey Shore, in partnership with ThyCa, a national organization for all thyroid cancer patients, survivors and families. The group meets on the first Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please call 1-800-560-9990 to register.


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  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753

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