Support Groups

Some patients find talking with others who have experienced cancer to be tremendously helpful. Support programs provide information, comfort, encouragement and emotional support to those living with cancer.

Ackerman Cancer Center's support programs are open to not just our patients, but to the broader cancer community as well. For more information on programs offered, please contact our social work department at

Due to COVID-19, until it is safe to meet in person, we are excited to offer virtual support groups for our community. These virtual support meetings are hosted by our Social Work team on a secure Zoom Virtual Meeting platform. If you are interested in attending a virtual support group, please email

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Men Helping Men

Men Helping Men is an educational program developed to help men make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey. Now available in both Jacksonville and Amelia Island locations.


Supporting Her IN Every way. SHINE is an interactive breast cancer support group focused on providing a supportive environment that encourages meaningful and helpful conversation, education, and activities. Our goal is to help women with breast cancer make informed treatment decisions, equip them with information to help make treatment easier, and most importantly give support and encouragement during and after breast cancer. SHINE is open to everyone in the breast cancer community.

POWER - Passionate & Outstanding Women Embracing Resiliency

POWER is a unique program offering women the opportunity to support each other throughout their cancer journey. Whether newly diagnosed or a cancer survivor for many years, POWER encourages women with all types of cancer to participate in shared experiences with each other through fun activities offered throughout Jacksonville.

Heading Forward – SPOHNC

Heading Forward is a chapter of SPOHNC, Support for People with Oral Head and Neck Cancer, dedicated to providing education and support for head and neck cancer patients and their families. Available in the Jacksonville location only.                                             

Living with Lung Cancer Support Network     

Living with Lung Cancer Support Network is an educational program for Lung Cancer patients and their caregivers, meeting the second Monday of each month in our Jacksonville office. The program is not only open to cancer patients in Duval County, but aims to be a support network, online and in-person, for anyone in Northeast Florida in need of lung cancer education.                                             

We will never lose sight of you.

We believe all cancer patients are survivors each and every day. For this reason, we have created a unique program that not only celebrates survival, but also prepares cancer survivors for the next phase of their life.


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