Southshore Support Groups

Ochsner-Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center (across the street from main campus)
Open to all cancer patients, family members, caregivers and friends. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30.
For more information call (504) 842-3910.

Ochsner-Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors 
Open to all cancer survivors, men and women. 2 classes every Thursday ~ 4:00pm
& 6:00pm.  Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, 5th floor sitting area,
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
To register and for questions, call 842-3708.

East Jefferson General Hospital
Bosom Buddies
Support Group
Bosom Buddies is an education and support group for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Meetings are for patients only. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Breast Care Center, 2nd floor, Domino Pavilion.
Call Health Finder # at (504) 456-5000 to register and for more information.

Center For Restorative Breast Surgery
Many of our patients have volunteered to serve as a voice of support to those considering breast reconstruction. Call (504) 899-2800 or toll free (888) 899-2288.

West Jefferson Medical Center
Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group
An empowering group of women welcomes anyone who has been affected by all stages of breast cancer from diagnosis to treatment and recovery or loss. Meets the first Tuesday of every month.
For information, call (504) 349-1875.

West Jefferson Rehab Connection
Lymphedema Support Group
Persons with lymphedema, friends, and family are welcome. It is open to the public so anyone interested in learning about lymphedema may attend. Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each quarter (Jan, Apr, July, Oct) from 4-5pm at 4519 Westbank Expressway in Marrero, Interested parties can call (504) 349-6259 to RSVP for a meeting, to speak with a certified lymphedema therapist, or to find out the meeting topic and/or guest speaker.

Northshore Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support ~ Franklinton Area
Meets Monthly ~ Provides support and education to individual’s diagnosed with breast cancer. Call Claire McGuire at 985-839-2256 for meeting dates, location and more information.

Cancer Connection Support Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler St., Covington
For individuals, family members and friends challenged by cancer diagnosis. Focus is on sharing experiences and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis. For more info, please call Jane Freudenberger, MSW, LCSW, at 985-276-6832 or email to

Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7pm Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler St., Covington
Sometimes it can be hard to talk about how it feels to have breast cancer and how to manage the many emotions that come with the diagnosis. Talking with others in a supportive environment is an effective way to manage these feelings. This free support group will be a facilitated by Melinda Breaux a licensed professional counselor and breast cancer survivor. The support group is open to anyone currently receiving treatment or who has completed treatment for breast cancer. Everyone is invited regardless of where treatment was received. For more info, please call Jane Freudenberger, MSW, LCSW, at 985-276-6832 or email to

Support Groups to Meet Your Needs
Can’t get to a meeting? Treatment and travel can hinder participation in meetings or you may need more support than a once a month meeting. Cancer Care, a non-profit organization, offers numerous telephone or online support groups. All groups are free of charge and are led by an oncology social worker. Contact Cancer Care at 800-813-4673 for more information.

Survivors Through Faith ~ Hammond Area
Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month at 4pm
Provides support, education and resources to breast cancer survivors. Call 985-542-9246 or email for meeting location and more info.