Support Groups

In order to address the concerns and needs of patients and families, Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center hires licensed social workers and provides counseling sessions for individuals and groups. Dietitians are also available to aid patients with their nutrition questions and planning.

LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center maintains a collaborative relationship with The Hospice of the Western Reserve, which provides easily accessible hospice and palliative care.

LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center also has an available Cancer Resource Center in joint efforts with the American Cancer Society to aid patients and caregivers in gathering supportive and educational information.

Support Groups

We work side by side with the American Cancer Society in order to provide programs such as:

Prostate Support Group

Date and Time: Meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center lobby in Mentor
Facilitators: Kelli DiPippo, LSW
To register, please call (440) 205-5464

Breast Cancer Support Group

Date and Time: Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center lobby in Mentor
Facilitators: Kim Mamrack, RN, Breast Care Coordinator, Lake Health
To register, please call (440) 205-5738

Cancer Survivors – Moving Beyond Treatment

This is an informational course with two sessions. These sessions include promoting wellness as well as handling emotional and physical changes. The program is designed to assure patients of a smooth transition from treatment to post treatment care. Attending both sessions will ensure a maximum benefit and is strongly encouraged.

This program is offered at LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center, 9485 Mentor Ave, Suite 3, Mentor, Ohio, in joint efforts with The Gathering Place.

Dates for the program coming soon
All sessions will be from 6-8 pm
To register please call (440) 205-5834


Fundraising efforts throughout the year help LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center continue to carry out our mission to provide world-class cancer care and oncology services to residents within driving distance of Mentor and Lake County.