JamesCare Support Groups

JamesCare Support Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to share personal experiences and benefit from connecting with others who have similar health concerns. Groups are open to cancer survivors and their caregivers and are available before, during and after treatment.

These drop-in groups are facilitated by licensed healthcare professionals from the OSUCCC – James and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Some groups may include occasional guest speakers and presentations.

Support Group Time Location Contact
       

Living with Advanced Cancer Online Support Group (Chronic, Metastatic, or Incurable Cancer): Connect with other survivors with advanced cancer in a virtual setting. Participation in this group will require the use of a smart phone or tablet and access to Wi-Fi.

3rd Tuesday
of the month

5–6 p.m.

Starting in January 2019

Online

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428


Preregistration is Required

Online Caregiver Support Group: Online support group for caregivers of cancer survivors.This group uses live video technology so participants can see and talk to each other online.

2nd Tuesday
of the month

6–7 p.m.

Online

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428


Preregistration is Required

Bone Marrow Transplant: Open to individuals who have had a bone marrow transplant and their
caregiver(s).

1st and 3rd
Wednesday of
the month

12 p.m.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

BMT Conf. Room 1410
460 W 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Brain Tumor: Open to individuals with brain cancer and their caregiver(s).

3rd Monday
of the month

6–7:30 p.m.

No meeting in January or August

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center

Second Floor, Rm. 2002
1145 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43212

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Breast: Open to individuals with breast cancer.

3rd Tuesday
of the month

11:30–12 lunch, 12–1 p.m.

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center

Second Floor, Rm. 2002
1145 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43212

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Gastrointestinal: Open to individuals with gastrointestinal cancer (including colon, esophageal, pancreatic, stomach, intestinal, liver, gallbladder, and rectal/anal) and their caregiver(s).

3rd Tuesday
of the month

6–7 p.m.

Martha Morehouse Tower

8th Floor Lobby
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Head & Neck: Open to individuals with cancer in the head and neck region (including the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat or larynx) and their caregiver(s).

1st Monday
of the month

3:30–5 p.m.

Sept. group meets the
2nd Monday from 4-5 p.m.

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center

Second Floor, Rm. 2002
1145 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43212


First time attendees, please contact:

Greta Zeigler, LISW
614-366-9977

Hematology: Open to James patients (inpatient or outpatient) with blood cancer and their caregiver(s).

1st and 3rd
Wednesdays of
the month

1:30–2:30 p.m.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

15th Floor, Room 1502
460 W 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

December 2018 meetings will be located in the 16th Floor Visitors Lounge.

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

JamesCare East (all diagnoses): Open to individuals with any cancer diagnosis and their caregiver(s).

1st Wednesday
of the month

12–1 p.m.

JamesCare at University Hospital East

BistrOH! Conf. Room
181 Taylor Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Lung Cancer: Open to individuals with lung cancer and their caregiver(s).

4th Wednesday
of the month

6–7:30 p.m.

No meeting in December

Martha Morehouse Pavilion

Room 1069C
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221

 

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

 

Melanoma: Open to individuals with melanoma and their caregiver(s).

3rd Wednesday
of the month

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center

Second Floor, Rm. 2002
1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Prostate: Open to individuals with prostate cancer.

“Just the Caregivers” – Support group for partners of men with prostate cancer meets at the same time in the first-floor BistrOH Café.

4th Wednesday
of the month

7–9 p.m.

No meeting in December

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center

Second Floor, Rm. 2002
1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Sarcoma: Open to individuals with sarcoma and their caregiver(s).

Last Tuesday
of the month

6–7:30 p.m.

No meeting in December

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive
Breast Center

Second Floor, Rm. 2002
1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Thyroid: Open to individuals with thyroid cancer and their caregiver(s).

2nd Tuesday
of the month

6–7 p.m.

Martha Morehouse Tower

10th Floor Lobby
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428

Young Survivors: This informal group is open to young survivors (ages 18-39). Offered in collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

3rd Wednesday
of the month

7–8 p.m.

Panera Bread Clintonville

4519 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

JamesCare for Life
614-293-6428


You may call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428 for more information and to confirm meeting dates and locations prior to attending.

Cancer Connect

Many people affected by cancer form meaningful connections online. The OSUCCC – James has collaborated with Omni Health Media by joining their newly developed online social media community called Cancer Connect. Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates can participate in more than 60 disease-specific national communities or take part in discussions with only members of the OSUCCC – James network.

Members can learn from cancer experts, ask questions, share experiences and connect with others in a secure, confidential environment.

Join the OSUCCC – James Cancer Connect community.

Upcoming Events

Brain Tumor Support Group

12/17/2018 6:00:00 PM - 12/17/2018 7:30:00 PM

Breast Cancer Support Group

12/18/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12/18/2018 1:00:00 PM

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Support Group

12/18/2018 6:00:00 PM - 12/18/2018 7:00:00 PM

Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group

12/19/2018 1:00:00 PM - 12/19/2018 2:00:00 PM

Hematology Survivors Support Group

12/19/2018 1:30:00 PM - 12/19/2018 2:30:00 PM

Melanoma Support Group

12/19/2018 6:30:00 PM - 12/19/2018 7:30:00 PM

I’m a Young Cancer Survivor, Now What?

12/19/2018 7:00:00 PM - 12/19/2018 8:00:00 PM

JamesCare East Cancer Support Group

1/2/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1/2/2019 1:00:00 PM

Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group

1/2/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1/2/2019 2:00:00 PM

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

1/7/2019 3:30:00 PM - 1/7/2019 5:00:00 PM

Thyroid Cancer Support Group

1/8/2019 6:00:00 PM - 1/8/2019 7:00:00 PM

Caregiver Online Support Group

1/8/2019 6:00:00 PM - 1/8/2019 7:00:00 PM

Breast Cancer Support Group

1/15/2019 11:30:00 AM - 1/15/2019 1:00:00 PM

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Support Group

1/15/2019 6:00:00 PM - 1/15/2019 7:00:00 PM

Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group

1/16/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1/16/2019 2:00:00 PM

Melanoma Support Group

1/16/2019 6:30:00 PM - 1/16/2019 7:30:00 PM

I’m a Young Cancer Survivor, Now What?

1/16/2019 7:00:00 PM - 1/16/2019 8:00:00 PM

Lung Cancer Support Group

1/23/2019 6:00:00 PM - 1/23/2019 7:30:00 PM

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