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At Cancer Support Community Montana, we understand the challenges of cancer. Join our community for support, inspiration, and evidence-based programs led by professionals.

Attend in-person, virtual, or hybrid programs. Visit us in Bozeman or Missoula for a tour to get involved, or contact us to learn more. We’re here for you and your loved ones!

Education Pathways

Knowledge is power! Through research at the Cancer Support Community Headquarters Research and Training Institute, needs assessments, and current best practices, CSC Montana creates an education plan to serve cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Emotional Support

Cancer Support Community Montana offers emotional support through support groups, informal connection groups, and individual short-term counseling – all offered free of charge. Support groups provide an opportunity for people with shared experiences to connect, share resources, and develop healthy coping strategies.

Healthy Lifestyles

Exercise and nutrition is important physical and mental health. CSC Montana offers healthy lifestyle classes to meet the unique needs of cancer survivors. All exercise classes are taught by professionals that offer accommodations and alterations to meet the individual needs of each cancer survivor in the class.

Mind/Body

Mind-Body programming is designed to enhance self-awareness of the mind and body, promote relaxation, self-care, and overall well-being. Mindfulness training provides skills that help people find peace and well-being.

Youth & Families

The first place cancer metastasis is to the family. Youth are affected by having cancer themselves, as well as when a close friend or family member has a cancer diagnosis. Our Youth and Family programs are intended to provide a place of support and sense of community for the whole family.

Retreats

Cancer Support Community Montana provides retreats that focus on education, restoration, and connection. All CSC Montana retreats are provided for Montanans and their families free of charge.

Cancer Transitions

Survivorship occurs as your treatment comes to an end. Cancer Transitions is a survivorship series that addresses all aspects of cancer survivorship: emotional well-being, nutrition and fitness, medical management, and navigating relationships.

Frankly Speaking

Frankly Speaking About Cancer is an education series that takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones.

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Education Pathways (Programs)

Knowledge is power! Through research at the Cancer Support Community Headquarters Research and Training Institute, needs assessments, and current best practices, CSC Montana creates an education plan to serve cancer survivors and their loved ones. Programs and resources offered through CSC Montana are evidence-based and taught by certified and licensed experts in their field.

Check out the program calendar to see the dates and times for upcoming education programs and presenter information. Education programs are listed in purple on the program calendar.

Education Programs

Education

Join us for a networking support group that provides discussion and education on treatment and survivorship for blood cancers. Survivors, caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
(12pm-1pm)

Complimentary Medicines

Join us for a support group focused on people with a breast cancer diagnosis at any stage and during any survivorship phase. Connecting with others that share a similar experience can help provide empowerment throughout your cancer experience.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
(5:30pm – 7pm)

Community Library

Connection and encouragement are essential for those that have been diagnosed with cancer. This group of people with gynecological cancers encourage support and helps focus on the benefits of connecting with others who are going through similar experiences.

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
(12pm-1:30pm)

Frankly Speaking About Cancer

Join the discussion and learn how to reduce anxiety and manage uncertainty, all while connecting with other Montanans living with metastatic/stage IV cancer.

Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays
(12pm-1pm)

Nutrition

Grief is often an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Living with Loss is open to all who have lost someone, regardless of whether the loss was cancer-related. This weekly group provides a space for those in bereavement to share experiences, challenges, and support with others who can relate.

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
(5:30pm-7pm)

Cancer Transitions

Cancer Support Group is for individuals in active treatment, maintenance treatment, remission, or survivorship to gain valuable support from others. This group’s goal is to reduce distress associated with a cancer diagnosis, share treatment and side-effect information, learn ways to improve quality of life, and enhance communication with family, friends, and your medical team.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
(5:30pm-7pm)

Wig Fittings

A cancer diagnosis not only affects the individual diagnosed, but also that person’s partner. Even the most loving and secure relationships will struggle with emotional support, communication, and problem solving during this time. This group will give both partners the opportunity to share experiences, discuss healthy conflicts, and connect with other couples going through a similar situation.

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
(5:30pm-7pm)

Emotional Support (Programs)

Cancer Support Community Montana offers emotional support through support groups, informal connection groups, and individual short-term counseling in person and through telehealth – all offered free of charge. Check out the program calendar to see the dates and times for upcoming emotional support programs, as well as other group details, and facilitator information.

Support groups provide an opportunity for people with shared experiences to connect, share resources, and develop healthy coping strategies. All support groups are led by licensed mental health professionals. For privacy reasons, links for emotional support programs are not listed on the online calendar.

Contact Cancer Support Community Montana to learn more and see if a support group is right for you

Support Groups

Blood Cancer Connections

Join us for a networking support group that provides discussion and education on treatment and survivorship for blood cancers. Survivors, caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
(12pm-1pm)

Bosom Buddies

Join us for a support group focused on people with a breast cancer diagnosis at any stage and during any survivorship phase. Connecting with others that share a similar experience can help provide empowerment throughout your cancer experience.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
(5:30pm – 7pm)

GYN Cancer Support

Connection and encouragement are essential for those that have been diagnosed with cancer. This group of people with gynecological cancers encourage support and helps focus on the benefits of connecting with others who are going through similar experiences.

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
(12pm-1:30pm)

Metastatic Cancer Support

Join the discussion and learn how to reduce anxiety and manage uncertainty, all while connecting with other Montanans living with metastatic/stage IV cancer.

Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays
(12pm-1pm)

Living with Loss

Grief is often an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Living with Loss is open to all who have lost someone, regardless of whether the loss was cancer-related. This weekly group provides a space for those in bereavement to share experiences, challenges, and support with others who can relate.

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
(5:30pm-7pm)

Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group is for individuals in active treatment, maintenance treatment, remission, or survivorship to gain valuable support from others. This group’s goal is to reduce distress associated with a cancer diagnosis, share treatment and side-effect information, learn ways to improve quality of life, and enhance communication with family, friends, and your medical team.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
(5:30pm-7pm)

Couples Support

A cancer diagnosis not only affects the individual diagnosed, but also that person’s partner. Even the most loving and secure relationships will struggle with emotional support, communication, and problem solving during this time. This group will give both partners the opportunity to share experiences, discuss healthy conflicts, and connect with other couples going through a similar situation.

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays
(5:30pm-7pm)

Grief and Beyond

This group is for anyone looking to build relationships and community after their loved one has died.. Individuals transitioning from Living with Loss, as well as individuals new to CSCMT are welcome. This group offers a safe place to discuss long term effects of grief and gain support from others who are at least 12 months post the loss of their loved one.

Meets 3rd Wednesday
(5:30pm-7pm)

Blood Cancer Connections

This networking group for men with prostate cancer provides an opportunity to discuss information and learn more about survivorship.

Meets 4th Wednesday
(6pm-7pm)

Informal Support Programs

Informal Support Programs are a networking group providing opportunity for connection, information sharing, and discussion for cancer survivors with a shared experience.

Men’s Dinner (Bozeman)

Enjoy a casual dinner to connect with other men going through a similar experience. Dinner, including a vegetarian option, is provided and will be served in a socially distanced setting. All male participants living with cancer and/or cancer survivors are welcome. Register online or at 406.582.1600.

Check calendar for date and time.

Young Survivors Dinner (Bozeman)

For those under 50, it can be hard to find others in a similar life stage who understand the cancer experience. Join fellow survivors for a fun, informal dinner served in a socially distanced setting (omnivore and veggie options provided) and meet other young folks who can relate. Friends, family, and caregivers welcome when accompanied by a survivor. Register online or at 406-582-1600.

Check calendar for date and time.

Support Persons’ Dinner (Bozeman)

Loving someone with cancer can be almost as stressful as having cancer yourself. Join other spouses, partners, family members, friends, and loved ones for an informal dinner as they navigate the challenges of being a caregiver. Meat and veggie options will be provided in a socially distanced setting. Register online or at 406.582.1600.

Check calendar for date and time.

Family Dinner (Missoula)

Enjoy a casual dinner to connect with other families going through a similar experience. Dinner, including a vegetarian option, is provided and will be served in a socially distanced setting. All participants living with cancer, cancer survivors, and their families are welcome.

Check calendar for date and time.

** While our Zoom platform is HIPAA protected, due to public zoom link postings on our website calendar, we cannot ensure 100% privacy protection for exercise programs and educational talks. **

Healthy Lifestyles

Exercise is important physical and mental health. CSC Montana offers exercise classes to meet the unique needs of cancer survivors. All exercise classes are taught by professionals that offer accommodations and alterations to meet the individual needs of each cancer survivor in the class.

Whether you are an Olympic athlete or never been to a gym, these classes help you build strength while connecting with other cancer survivors who are also empowered to take back their health.

Check out the program calendar to see the dates and times for upcoming healthy lifestyle programs, as well as trainer information.

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Healthy Excursions

These exercise-inspired programs are created for people at any stage of a cancer diagnosis and their friends and family. The variety of opportunities encourages cancer survivors and their loved ones to try new recreational and outdoor activities so they can continue exercise through cancer treatment and beyond, while encouraging self-care for friends and family. A variety of programs are offered on a rotating basis..

Strength Training

Maintain your energy, get your strength back, or work towards a new fitness level with fellow cancer survivors. This class focuses on strength building utilizing hand weights, resistance bands, and the body’s weight. All levels are welcome!

Steps For Strength

Grow strength, endurance, and friendships in our walking group “Steps for Strength”. Cancer survivors, friends, and family are invited to join.

Personal Training 1:1

All cancer survivors are invited to participate in a private ½ hour personal training session prior to joining exercise classes.

Call CSC Montana at (406) 582-1600 to schedule.

Water Aerobics

Keep moving during this no-impact workout in Eagle Mount’s heated, low-chlorine pool. No experience is necessary. All participants must fill out an application and waiver before participating. Visit eaglemount.org and click participate to learn more.

Due to limited space, registration is required for every class—register online or at (406) 582-1600.

Mind/Body

Mind-Body programming is designed to enhance self-awareness of the mind, body and spirit, while additionally promoting relaxation, self-care, and overall well-being.

Mind-Body programming is written in red on the program calendar.

Mind/Body Programs

Spirituality

CSC Montana does not have a religious affiliation, but provides programming on the topic of spirituality as we recognize the importance of spirituality in some cancer survivors and caregivers journeys.

Yoga

Yoga is a restorative exercise used to find strength, flexibility and a sense of calmness and is led by Certified Yoga Instructors. All skill levels are welcome, and if needed, equipment is provided.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a very gentle relaxed practice to ease body, mind, and spirit. All skill levels welcome.

Cancer Transitions

(Moving Beyond Treatment)

Your health after treatment may be different than it was before you started treatment, and you may find yourself having to manage problems you never had previously. Some of the more immediate health issues people begin to encounter after cancer treatment ends. Some of these health issues may be short-term. Others may be health concerns you need to manage for the remainder of your life.

Cancer Transitions is a 4-part series that addresses all aspects of cancer survivorship: emotional well-being, nutrition and fitness, medical management, and navigating relationships. The Cancer Transitions program helps cancer survivors exiting treatment or beginning maintenance care move into the next phase of life with skills and strategies to live fully.

Register for the next series today!

Visit Our Library

Need information? CSC Montana has a number of up-to-date information to help you make decisions and find skills to improve quality of life. Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Visit our library to find the information you need. Checking out books and materials is easy both in Bozeman and Missoula.