Support Groups and Classes

A to Z Support Group

For all cancer patients (such as lung, colon, urologic, head and neck, skin) and support people and caregivers

4th Tuesday of each month
Harris Medical Park Conference Room
5:00pm – 6:00pm

At each meeting a nurse from Cancer Care of WNC or Mountain Regional Cancer Center will be present as a clinical resource.


Look Good, Feel Better Support Group

A free workshop facilitated by trained cosmetologist who teach women with cancer how to understand and care for changes in skin and hair that may occur during treatment

1st Monday of every other month August 4, October 6, December 1, 2014)
Harris Medical Park Conference Room
10:00am – 12:00pm


Prostate Survivors Alliance (PSA) Support Group

For men dealing with prostate cancer

2nd Tuesday of each month
Harris Medical Park Conference Room
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Everyone is welcome regardless of where care and treatment is being received.

For more information on PSA, contact Dr. Joe Hurt at 828-586-5724.


WNC Breast Cancer Support Groups

4th Tuesday of each month
Harris Medical Park Conference Room
6:00pm – 7:00pm

2nd Tuesday of each month
Swain Community Hospital Private Dining Room
11:30am – 1:00pm

Everyone is welcome at any of our support groups regardless of where care is being received.

For more information on any of the above groups, please contact Nurse Navigator Carol VanCleve at 828-631-8100.

WASH: We Are Still Here

This group is designed for the ‘survivors’ (Those who have lost someone to suicide), ages 16 and older.

1st Thursday of each month begining
Swain Community Hospital and Harris Regional Hospital.
Group meetings will alternate months between locations.
6:00 pm

Our Purpose:

  • To provide a safe space, for those of us ‘still here’, to be able to talk about our loss to suicide, and how it has affected us. 
  • ​To provide support to other survivors of suicide who are navigating the complex grief that comes with the loss of a loved one to suicide.

The death of a loved one is an emotional and difficult time for the surviving loved ones under any circumstance. If that loved one’s death is by suicide, the grief process often becomes amplified, can feel complex, and misunderstood. 

For more information, please contact Amanda Fugate at 828.488.4027