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General cancer support groups

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​General cancer support groups arranged by location.​

Eau Claire — ​Cancer​​ Recovery and Fitness Program​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care Survivorship Program offers the UWEC Cancer Recovery and Fitness Program in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC).

Patients who have gone through surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat their cancer may experience changes in mobility, balance, strength or energy level. 

The program begins with a fitness evaluation and the exercise prescription is tailored to the individual’s abilities and needs. An oncologist’s referral and clearance from patient’s primary physician are required.​

  • When: Fall, winter, spring and summer semesters

  • Where: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire McPhee Center

For more information or to obtain registration materials, contact:

Nicole Boughton, RN

Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center Eau Claire


Eau Claire, Stevens Point and Weston — ​Livestrong at the Y

Livestrong at the Y is a free, 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors wanting to regain health and conditioning from treatment and/or disease.

The course offers free 12-week family membership, two 75-minute classes per week, and free child care. A referral and medical clearance from your oncologist is required.​

For more information or to obtain registration materials, contact a program coordinator at your location:

Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center Eau Claire: 715-858-6767

Eau Claire YMCA: 715-839-4606

Stevens Point YMCA: 715-342-2980​

Wausau and Weston: 715-841-1854​​​

Stevens Point — ​Living With Cancer Support Group

Living With Cancer features guest speakers who cover a variety of topics which may include legal issues, spirituality, coping skills, alternative medicine (such as massage/acupuncture/yoga), nutrition, updates in current therapy and others as the group requests/needs.

The group also features occasional movie nights, an annual Christmas Potluck/gift exchange in January, and group​​​​ participation in the UWSP Relay for Life.​

  • Where: Marshfield Clinic Stevens Point Center, 4100 State Hwy. 66, Stevens Point, WI​

  • When: First Tuesday of each month from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

  • ​When: Third Monday of each month from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

For more information, contact: Ruth Glodowski at ​715-343-7722​ or via email at​

Wisconsin Rapids — ​Smiles Against Cancer Support Group

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You and your family are invited to participate in fun activities to bring smiles into your life. For more information and registration, call 1-800-656-0664 or 715-424-8787.

To receive mail notifications for this group, please contact Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin Rapids Center and request to have your name added to the mailing list.​​

Weston - Coping with Cancer

Marshfield Clinic Weston Center is hosting a new, monthly cancer support group called “Coping with Cancer.” It is on the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Weston Center conference room 1A. This is a free program.

Coping with Cancer is a support group for adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Coping with Cancer allows attendees to give support to one another and provides resources such as guest speakers, coping tools and open discussion.

  • Where: Marshfield Clinic Weston Center, 3501 Cranberry Boulevard

  • When: Second Tuesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Registration is not required. For more information contact Samantha Gruetzmacher, 715-393-1419.

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