Recently diagnosed?

“You have cancer” are three words that no one ever wants to hear. Through these trying times, find support in whichever way suits you best at Gilda’s Club.

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing situation. The next few weeks will be a busy, daunting time as you face tests, doctor’s appointments, decisions and treatments.

Family and loved ones are also facing the uncertainty and worry that comes with a diagnosis. At Gilda’s Club, you’ll find that you are not alone. We have many different opportunities available — all free of charge, to help you and your circle of supporters. Regaining a sense of control over your life and experiencing the support of others as you go through your cancer journey is just one of the benefits of belonging to Gilda’s Club.


We offer over 100 programs each month to help you connect with others who understand what you are going through. You can choose from support groups, art classes, exercise programs, and lectures from experts in the cancer and wellness field.

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Patient/Family Support

When cancer happens, it happens to the whole family and social network. We encourage family and friends to become members, as well as those living with a cancer diagnosis. Our program is offered free-of-charge to everyone.

Gilda’s Club Rochester offers support groups for family members and friends at various stages of the cancer journey, along with participation in the many programs and events offered at the Club.

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The Library

Knowledge is power. Our library features over 700 titles on a variety of cancer-related subjects. Members may borrow books for free and take advantage of the many informational pamphlets and magazines offered by various companies. Browse the shelves or take a look at our online catalog.


The internet can be a valuable source for information, and we recommend that you search reliable sources. Linked below are verified local and national resources to assist with any additional research:

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If you are interested in becoming a member or want to learn more about the how Gilda's Club Rochester can help you, please contact us today!

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