Cancer Support Groups


Foothills Campus of Boulder Community Hospital 

4715 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80303 


Unless otherwise stated, there is no charge to attend the groups. 

If you have questions please contact the social worker (Jill Mitchell, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C at 303.385.2003) or the facilitator listed to discuss whether a group might be right for you.  

HOPE Group©: Healing, Orientation & Options, Peer Support, & Education

This six-week educational group is intended for patients and their caregivers who are new to cancer, newly
diagnosed, or in the midst of treatment. We will orient you to the resources available to support you and will share
tools and strategies for managing, coping and healing through diagnosis and treatment. No fee. Advance
registration required. Please contact Jill Mitchell, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C @ 303-385-2003 to inquire about the
next program start date.


Living With Metastatic and Advanced Cancer

Please join us for a time of discussion, information gathering, and support.  Talk with other people who are living with stage IV, metastatic or advanced cancer.  No fee.

2nd and 4th Mondays from Noon - 1:15 pm 

Meets in the Tebo Community Room

Facilitator: Jill Mitchell, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C

Advanced registration required: 303-385-2003



Healing Through Music and Drumming

When music and support from others are used in harmony many sacred healing moments can take place. This group uses music to build connections with ourselves, others, and with life, giving opportunity for expression, laughter and release. A positive experience is based on your love of music and being open to trying something new rather than any kind of musical skill or background. Instruments are provided. Group meets once per month at various times. Fee: $10.

Please contact Nancy Bell, MSW, MT-BC, NMT @ 970-980-3998 or to register.

Meets in the Tebo Community Room

Facilitator: Nancy Bell, MSW, MT-BC


Acupuncture Clinic

Clinic provided by Boulder Community Hospital’s Center for Integrative Care. 20-30 minute acupuncture treatment in a group setting. Drop-in / No pre-registration required.  Fee: $10.  Call the number below for dates and times.

Tebo Community Room

Please call 720-854-7292 for more information.


Ovarian & Gyn Cancer - "Nicki's Circle"

Support group for patients/survivors with ovarian or other gynecological cancers.  No fee.  More information available at:

4th Monday of every month from 2-3:30 pm

Meets in the Tebo Community Room

Please contact Susan Hess, MA, LPC prior to attending the group: 720-519-3122


Look Good...Feel Better®

This is a class for cancer patients that addresses appearance related side effects, which can occur during cancer treatment.  These classes are free, but reservations are required.  Meets from 12-2pm on the first Monday of each month (September’s meeting is 9/8/14 from 3-4pm).  Other dates, times, and locations are available throughout Colorado.  


Meets in the Tebo Community Room


Advance registration required: Call 970-356-9727, opt. 3 to reserve a spot in the class


Gift Center - Wigs/Hats/Scarves

The American Cancer Society provides free wigs, hats and scarves for people with cancer.  Ask at the Tebo Center 1st floor front desk if you would like to see the selection.

Volunteers are available to help with fittings on the 1st Monday of the month (after Look Good . . . Feel Better).

Call the American Cancer Society at 970-350-5016 for more information.


Breast Cancer Support Group

This group is for breast cancer patients who would like to connect with other women as they travel through the breast cancer journey.  Educational materials,  local resources, speakers and various activities are all a part of this group. 

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 pm

Meets in the Tebo Community Room

Facilitator: Nanna Bo Christensen, RN

Advanced registration required - please call Nanna at 303-415-7057 or email her


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blood Cancer Support Group

This group is for patients, family members and friends affected by a diagnosis of a blood cancer including leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.  No fee. 

Every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Meets in the Tebo Community Room

Facilitators: Marty Wong, PhD, psychologist, and Amelia Schachter, RN, oncology nurse.

Advanced registration required - please call Leukemia & Lymphoma Patient Services Manager at 720-440-8630.

Valued-Living Group (for Post-Treatment Survivors Experiencing Distress)

Have you completed primary treatment and are experiencing cancer survivorship related distress, depression, or anxiety?  If so, consider participating in a paid seven-week evidence based skill building group and research study.  The goal of the program is to help you cope skillfully and move forward living a life that you value. 

Please contact Jill Mitchell, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C to discuss eligibility and registration at 303-385-2003.


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Life After Treatment Support Group

Completing treatment is a major milestone and for many, it means that it’s time to resume regular activities and go back to the lives they had before cancer.  However, we know this can lead to unique stressors and anxiety about a wide range of psychological issues. The purpose of this group is to provide counseling and education on practical issues surrounding cancer survivorship.  Topics will include stress management, sleeping, dating, relationships, coping with body image, and finding deeper meaning after receiving and surviving a cancer diagnosis.  Free for cancer patients.

4th Wednesday of each month, 3:30-5:00pm in the Shane Room, lower level of Tebo Family Medical Pavilion.

Advance registration required.  Please contact Mark Babcock, LCSW at 303-447-0558


Clear the Fog

Promoting Cognitive Function, Wellness and Balance – Post-cancer Treatment to “Clear the Fog.” 

This Program offers a series of six topics for cancer patients experiencing fogginess associated with their cancer diagnoses and treatments. Topics include time management, cognitive retraining, planning, pacing, goal setting and strategy development. Fee $60.

Advance registration required. Contact Melissa Wolak, MS, CCC-SLP, at 303-441-0437 or

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Walk and Talk Group-An Active Cancer Support Group

 This is an active support group for anyone with a cancer diagnosis.  A rehabilitation therapist and an oncology nurse will be joining you for both emotional and physicial support.  A walking plan will be provided and general support for your exercise time outside of the group.  The goal is to achieve long-term health and encourage regular aerobic exercise.  Please contact Carol Brooks at or 303-441-0522 for more information.


Coping Tools for People Living with Cancer

Free class for people with cancer.  Meditation, guided imagery, and energy psychology techniques will be provided. Facilitator: Mark Babcock, LCSW.

BCH Mapleton Counseling Center, 2nd Floor, 311 Mapleton Ave., Boulder

For information call Mark Babcock, LCSW, 303-441-0558


Caregivers and Loved Ones Support Group-Currently on hold-call for information

Talk with other caregivers and loved ones who are supporting family and friends journeying through cancer.  Please join us for evenings of discussion, information gathering, and support.   Facilitator: Mark Babcock, MSW, LCSW.

Call the number below for dates and times.  Meets at the Mapleton Center, 311 Mapleton Ave., Flatirons Room, 2nd Floor.

Advanced registration is not required: 303-441-0558 


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