Support Groups

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute - Community Classes

For more information, please contact Teressa Novotny (

If you are in our Bone Marrow Transplant program, contact Beth Harvey (

Our Genetic Counseling program has compiled an excellent list of resources as well. Click Here to view them.

Blood Cancer Support Group


All patients and family members affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma are invited to join us for an evening of support, friendly conversation and refreshments. Please come and share your challenges, concerns and thoughts with others who have similar experiences.


Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Support Group


All patients, caregivers, friends and family are invited to join us for light refreshments and an open discussion about bone marrow/stem cell transplant. No RSVP necessary. This support group is facilitated by Cancer Institute social worker Beth Harvey and nurse coordinator Mitzi Lowe.


Cancer Caregiver Support Group


Penn State Hershey has listed a new Care Giver Support Group. This month's topic will focus on Advanced Care Planning presented by Margaret Kreher, M.D. on February 19, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on the 7th floor North wing, Family Lounge in the main hospital.

Topic is open to all caregivers and families.


Healing Yoga


This is a gentle, healing class for people recovering from cancer*, and those who are supporting a loved-one.  We use the powerful techniques of Kundalini Yoga to increase your vitality and help you deeply relax.  Scientific research suggests that yoga can help reduce the effects of stress, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, assist the immune system, relieve anxiety and depression, and help people find meaning and hope - so important for recovery. Click here for more information.