Cancer Education

More than 150,000 people with cancer come to a Mayo Clinic site annually. Patients benefit from the knowledge and extensive experience of Mayo Clinic specialists and integrated approach to treating each individual.  Reliable, up-to-date education is central to a patient’s cancer care plan.

Mayo Clinic provides information and resources to support patients during diagnosis, treatment and life after treatment. Knowledge empowers people to be active partners in their health care.


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February 2021

Breast Cancer Support Group, Rochester, MN

Wed, Feb 3, 2021
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meeting via Zoom Request link to meeting using either email:
Meets the first Wednesday of the month. During this peer support group, people with breast cancer can share their experiences and emotions.  Sponsored by Join the Journey.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Thu, Feb 4, 2021
5:00pm to 6:00pm

1st THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH Join Zoom Meeting with this link: *This is a confidential meeting, recording is prohibited. *Mayo Clinic strongly suggests you do not use your last name in online group.

Gynecological Cancer Support Group Meeting

Mon, Feb 8, 2021
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Zoom online meeting
The Gynecological Cancer Support members meet monthly on the 2nd Monday every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on Zoom. All welcome. Various topics are discussed based on requests of patients, caregivers and survivors.  Guest speakers from the Mayo Clinic oncology team are invited and provide education on [...]

Liver Cancer Support Group Meeting

Tue, Feb 9, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Mayo Clinic Liver Cancer support group meets monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month.  We are currently meeting virtually, via Zoom.  Each meeting will feature a relevant topic and a guest speaker.  Topics have included: financial impact, nutritional and emotional support, symptom and disease management. Please register for [...]

Brain Tumor Support Group, Rochester, MN

Sat, Feb 20, 2021
10:00am to 12:00pm

Meeting via Zoom Request link using this email:
Meets the third Saturday of the month. All brain tumor survivors along with their caregivers, family, and friends are welcome to join our monthly support group. Individuals are encouraged to share ideas and gather support from others managing similar brain tumor issues. In this support group format everyone meets together [...]

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group

Thu, Feb 25, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm

2ND & 4TH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH Caring for the Caregiver Support Group is temporarily meeting virtually due to COVID-19 via Zoom.  The group is for caregivers, so we respectfully ask that patients not attend.  Registration is not required. Join Zoom Meeting with this link: Meeting ID: 994 1414 [...]

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Brighter Tomorrows Support Group, Rochester, MN

Tue, Feb 2, 2021
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grace Lutheran Church, 800 East Silver Lake Drive, Rochester, MN
Meets the first Tuesday of each month. This support group offers a meeting place for families of children with cancer to share experiences, meet others facing similar challenges and gain strength from one another. A light meal is served, organized activities are provided for children, and adults have time to [...]

Melanoma Support Group, Rochester, MN

Tue, Feb 9, 2021
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Meeting via Zoom Request link to meeting using this email:
Meets the second Tuesday of each month. This support group is for patients with melanoma and their family members/caregivers. Join us to learn about melanoma from guest speakers and share experiences with each other.

Prostate Cancer Support Group, Rochester, MN

Wed, Feb 10, 2021
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Baldwin Building, Fourth Avenue SW, Rochester, MN street level, room 1-507
This meeting is on hold due to COVID-19.  Once we start meeting again, this information will be updated.

Mayo Clinic Town Hall Series: Skin Cancer

Wed, Feb 17, 2021
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Mayo Clinic presents Life Lessons from Skin Cancer Survivors and Medical Professionals Join us as we discuss: Prevention & Healthy Lifestyle Myths and Misconceptions Early Detection and Screening Managing Treatment and Survivorship Research Resources “Are some skin cancers more serious than others? Do people of color need to worry about [...]

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