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We Bring Together People with Common Issues

Cancer Support Community brings people together who are experiencing similar situations.  Whether you’re looking for an understanding ear, a chance to laugh, or an informational resource, this is the place to learn how to live with cancer, whatever the outcome.

This friendly, welcoming community of people truly understand what you’re going through and will help support you.

Support Groups

Support groups meet regularly bringing together people with common experiences or concerns. Members provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and a sounding board. Support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and are a safe place to express yourself. 

This group is for those in active cancer treatment. Join others in treatment to talk with people who understand what you’re going through, learn from others further along in the cancer journey, and develop bonds that can sustain you. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

Cancer impacts the entire family. The Family and Friends Support Group is open to any spouses, partners, parents, adult children, siblings, or close friends of someone with cancer. These groups focus on reducing stress by sharing ideas on supporting a loved one, the importance of self-care, and enhancing communication with loved ones. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

This support group for survivors who are post-treatment addresses the lingering physical and emotional impacts of cancer and long-term side effects of treatment. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

Living with Loss is an ongoing support group for people whose loved one has died of cancer. This group focuses on topics related to living with loss and moving forward with life after loss. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

This group is open to any member of Cancer Support Community North Texas with a metastatic or an advanced or chronic cancer diagnosis. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

Networking Groups

Networking groups meet monthly to bring together members who have diagnosis-specific interests. The focus of networking groups is narrower and more specialized than that of wellness groups. Many members attend both networking groups and wellness groups.

Additional networking groups may be added in the future upon request. All CSCNT groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. Looking for support that is not listed above? Contact us at 214-345-8230 or [email protected].

Networking groups meet monthly to bring together members who have diagnosis specific interests. This networking group is open to members who have breast cancer. To join a group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

This group is specifically for members with a metastatic cancer diagnosis.

This monthly networking group brings together members who have Neuroendocrine specific interests. This group rotates between the three Cancer Support Community North Texas clubhouses. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

Networking groups meet monthly to bring together members who have diagnosis specific interests. The focus of networking groups is narrower and more specialized. This networking group is open to members who have had colorectal cancer at any stage and is intended for members across the survivorship continuum, including those currently undergoing treatment and those who are post treatment. To join a group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

This group is open to any adult member who has participated in, is currently participating in, or is considering a clinical trial for cancer treatment. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

**This group is funded by a grant from Stand Up to Cancer, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. 

The young adult networking support group is open to any young adults (aged 18-39) with a cancer diagnosis. Speak and share with other young adults who are also on a cancer journey and may understand your experience and challenges. To join a support group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

A once-a-month networking group for teens ages 13-17 who have a family member with cancer. Teens come together to talk, have fun and find support from peers whose lives have also been impacted by cancer.  Please call the 214-345-8230 for more information.

Networking groups meet monthly to bring together members who have diagnosis specific interests. The focus of networking groups is narrower and more specialized. This networking group is open to members who have any blood cancer at any stage and is intended for members across the survivorship continuum, including those currently undergoing treatment and those who are post treatment. To join a group, you must be added to the roster by a member of our team. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information and to get started with joining a group.

Additional networking groups may be added in the future upon request. All CSC groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. Looking for support that is not offered by the groups listed above? Contact our Cancer Resource Specialist at 214-345-8230.

Please check our Online Calendar for meeting days and times to register.

Cancer Support for Kids & Teens

Noogieland

Noogieland is the playful name for our youth program at Cancer Support Community North Texas. The name is just silly enough to make perfect sense to children. Noogieland is where children and teens who have a loved one with cancer, have cancer themselves, or have experienced a loss due to cancer can gather for support.

Kids who have cancer in their lives often feel alone, confused, and anxious. Research shows that kids who are impacted by cancer feel less isolated and fearful when they meet other children and families with a similar situation.

Noogieland offers many opportunities for kids to meet other kids who have been affected by cancer. Noogieland is filled with stimulating toys and art supplies used by CSCNT staff to customize play and support activities. While children enjoy their time in Noogieland, their parents, family members, and friends can participate in their own clubhouse activities.

Check out our current Noogieland program offerings:

A six session, structured support group for children (ages 4-12) who have a family member with cancer or who have cancer themselves. Children have the opportunity to make friends and learn skills to help them live with the stresses of cancer.  Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information. 

A six session, structured support group for children (ages 4-12) who have had a loved one or friend die from cancer. Children have a chance to connect with other children who have experienced loss. Each session offers a chance to process difficult emotions and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment in addition to structured activities and therapeutic crafts.  Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information.

A once a month networking group for teens ages 13-17 who have a family member with cancer. Teens come together to talk, have fun and find support from peers whose lives have also been impacted by cancer. Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information.

Supervised play time for children whose caregivers are attending adult activities. Offered during select activities and events. Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information.

Cancer affects the whole family. Our monthly Super Saturday events provide an opportunity for kids, parents and caregivers to have family time away from the daily stress of dealing with a cancer diagnosis or loss. Families have a chance to be with other families who understand what it is like to be going through a similar situation. Check the calendar for this month’s Super Saturday event. Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information.

A summer day camp for children whose lives have been touched by cancer. Camp Noogie is a social time for kids to come to CSCNT, meet new friends, learn new things, and have some fun! Each day kids will enjoy lots of different activities including art projects, cooking classes, music lessons, sports instruction and more.

Read about Camp Noogie in the Dallas Morning News
Read about Camp Noogie in the Plano Profile

Bereavement Support

Learn more about bereavement support offered by Cancer Support Community North Texas

Living with Loss is an ongoing support group for people whose loved one has died of cancer. This group focuses on topics related to living with loss and moving forward with life after loss.

A six-session, structured grief workshop for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one to cancer. Topics include myths of grief, feelings of loss, clichés of grief, and healing through the holidays and special occasions. We request that members attend all six sessions, as the content will build upon the previous week.  Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information.

A six-session, structured support group for children (ages 4-12) who have had a loved one or friend die from cancer. Children have a chance to connect with other children who have experienced loss. Each session offers a chance to process difficult emotions and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment in addition to structured activities and therapeutic crafts. Please contact [email protected] or call 214-345-8230 for more information.

Please check our Online Calendar for meeting days and times.

Individual Counseling

Cancer Support Community North Texas provides free short-term individual counseling facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, in-person or virtually, for those impacted by cancer, including their family, friends, or those bereaved.

Individual counseling sessions serve as an adjunct to support groups and other support services. Counseling can help with problem solving, empowerment, and processing or navigating the numerous transitions that are faced by people impacted by cancer.

Membership is absolutely FREE

You’re not alone. Membership provides you with access to all of the benefits of our growing and caring community. Whether you’re living with cancer, supporting someone who is, or have lost a loved one to cancer — you’re invited to join us.