Cancer Support Group

Join Our Free Cancer Support Group

The Bassett Cancer Institute is offering a FREE monthly cancer support group that is open to any individual that has a cancer diagnosis and is actively in treatment or post-treatment up to 6 months.

*Important Notice About Our Free Cancer Support Group:

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, all meetings in 2021 will be held virtually over Zoom.

Please note that all participants must have access to Zoom, along with a computer, tablet, or cellphone with internet, video, and speaker capabilities. Please be sure to create a free Zoom account prior to the meeting. 


Social & Emotional Support

Our Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) will be leading these monthly groups to provide additional social and emotional support to our community members who are diagnosed with cancer. We wish to foster a sense of community and build individuals’ support system with others who are dealing with similar life circumstances.

Local Cancer Support Group

This group is available to all residents of the following counties:

  • Broome
  • Chenango
  • Delaware
  • Fulton
  • Herkimer
  • Madison
  • Montgomery
  • Oneida
  • Otsego
  • Schoharie

2021 Support Group Schedule

Meetings are held every second Thursday of each month:

Referrals to Additional Cancer Support Services

Our facilitators may also refer patients to other cancer support services and specialists to ensure each patient receives highly individualized care. These services and specialists include:

Register for a Free Cancer Support Group

To register for our support group, you can either fill out our online form and select which date(s) you would like to attend, or email our instructors at CancerSupportGroup@bassett.org. Once your registration information is received, we will send you the welcome letter and consent and confidentiality agreement. We will ask you to sign and return the consent and confidentiality agreement. You will then receive the Zoom meeting information. Please be sure to create a free Zoom account prior to the meeting.

Facilitators:

Darci Herrick, LMSW – Oncology Social Worker: (607) 376-0159

Brooke Ramage, LMSW – Oncology Social Worker: (607) 547-4963