Bereavement Group

Various groups are available for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.

Please call for more information.

Cancer Support Community East Tennessee
2230 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 546-4661


Look Good Feel Better

This free program helps women improve their appearance and self-image by teaching them hands on beauty techniques to manage the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  To find a program near you, visit Look Good Feel Better.

Please remember that you must pre-register for all Look Good Feel Better group workshops. To pre-register for one of the workshops listed below, please call  the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.


There are many support groups focused on cancer topics: from breast cancer recovery to dealing with grief.


We have several local groups listed here with either a phone number or website for you to use to contact them. There are also many other types of support groups dealing with other types of cancer. If you find a support group that you believe should be listed here, please contact us so we can share it with others.

Monthly Networking Groups, Cancer-Specific

Individuals with specific cancers meet monthly to support and learn from one another. They discuss aspects of living with cancer, their diagnoses, treatments, and recoveries.


Breast Cancer Support Group

For women who have or have had breast cancer to share information and support.

6:00-7:30pm, 1st Thursday monthly.

Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Resource Room, 2nd Floor
102 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

(865) 546-4661, call CSC for more information


Cancer Support Community East Tennessee
The Rachael Young Center
6204 Baum Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 546-4661, Please call prior to attending first group

Contact Cancer Support Community East Tennessee for program details or download the newsletter/calendar.


‚ÄčGeneral Cancer Support Group

Offers support for anyone diagnosed with cancer, both patients and survivors.

1:30pm, 2nd Sunday monthly.

Cokesbury United Methodist Church
9919 Kingston Park
Knoxville, TN 37922

(865) 693-0353


‚ÄčPeople Living With Cancer and Caregiver Support Groups

Professionally facilitated weekly support groups for people living with cancer,  and a separate group which meets at the same time for family, friends, and  caregivers. Group members experience a caring, uplifting, and supportive  community. Please call to schedule an individual meeting which is required  prior to joining a weekly group. Contact Cancer Support Community East  Tennessee for dates and other details.


‚ÄčWomen of Wisdom

A monthly support group for African American women diagnosed with breast cancer.

6:00pm-8:00pm, Mondays  (quarterly)

University of Tennessee Cancer Institute

1926 Alcoa Highway, Ste. 305

Knoxville, TN 37920

(865) 305-9162


Women with Advanced Cancer Networker

Join other women who are living with cancer as a chronic illness to discuss feelings and experiences that are unique to women with advanced cancer.

1:30-3:00pm, 3rd Wednesday monthly


The Blount Memorial Cancer Center offers screenings, information, and resources to help East Tennesseans prevent, detect, and survive cancer.

For Cancer Patients and Survivors:


Breast Cancer Support Group

The Blount Memorial Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Support Group is a free support group open to all male and female patients,¬† as well as their friends and family who are supporting them through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.¬† A monthly education program will be provided¬† by Blount Memorial’s breast cancer physicians and¬† clinicians, as well as other health care experts. This group meets every third Tuesday from 6-7:30p.m. at Blount Memorial Cancer Center in Classroom 2, second floor.

For  more information, call 865-977-5534.


Life Stories

Cancer patients, survivors, and their family members can preserve their memories by participating in this monthly art therapy scrapbooking program. Supplies and a light lunch are provided. Participants bring personal photos and memories. For upcoming dates, more information, or to register, call 865-977-5534.


Managing Your Cancer

Knowing what is happening and why throughout the course of cancer treatment helps reduce anxiety and empowers you to make informed decisions about your care. This informative class is designed for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families or caregivers. Topics covered may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, nutrition, and managing side effects. Classes are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1‚Äď4 p.m. in the hospital‚Äôs 5-East classroom. For more information or to register, call 865-273-4004 or 865-980-4819.