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Programs & Services

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

A group of Head and Neck and Esophageal cancer survivors (and/or their care partners) who are recovering from treatment and looking to connect with others who are facing similar challenges. The goal is to laugh, to cry and to support each other through treatment and recovery as well as share resources available.

This is a support group rather than a therapy group. The intent is for survivors to come together and share the feelings, knowledge and experiences associated with their journey. Facilitated by registered social workers, the group may include such topics as:

  • coping with ongoing medical concerns
  • recovering from emotional as well as physical trauma
  • coping with dietary challenges at home and in public, whether it is tube-feeding or other intake issues
  • family considerations
  • dealing with the stigma of having a changed appearance
  • the impact of treatment on one's life
  • finding hope

Contact Details

University of Alberta Hospital

Location Info
Room 1F1.48, Physical Therapy Clinic in Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
780-407-2770, 780-407-6318
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Group meets every 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the University of Alberta Hospital 1F1.48

Service Providers May Include
registered social workers
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations