Survivor Social Support Programs


Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition (AYCC) is a group for people that have been diagnosed with any type of cancer that are young at heart or that were diagnosed in their 20’s or 30’s or 40’s that want to meet for a night out of fun and laughter.

Our mission is to provide emotional support and empowerment through building community, improving quality of life and providing meaningful survivorship to those affected by young adult cancer. Our vision is no survivor alone.


Anchorage Ostomy Support Group

The goal/mission of the Anchorage Ostomy Support Group is to provide support and education to people with ostomies and/or their support people. There are many online resources but this group allows face to face contact with people in our area. We strongly encourage participation by ostomates.

This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Call the Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center to confirm: 907-264-1431


Cancer Connection is a grass-roots, nonprofit organization designed to assist people living with cancer, their families, and support systems. Cancer Connection sponsors education programs and awareness events with the intent of prevention and early detection of cancer.

Our mission is to bring together health and wellness resources for people residing in Southeast Alaska, thereby empowering them to make sound decisions and choices with the goal of prolonging their quality of life whether in time of crisis or fulfillment.


This is for women in the Mat-Su Valley who are recently diagnosed, currently in treatment or are in remission of cancer to receive information on upcoming events we have organized for learning everything from how to tie a headscarf, drawing on eyebrows, meditation, healthy living, receiving free items from cancer foundations, support and just to have fun!!  Our amazing team include many volunteers committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action.


The Interior Alaska Cancer Association is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families, and educates the community about cancer-related issues.

We are here to help physicians and members in the Interior fight cancer. We provide support groups, financial assistance, and resource guidance for those who have cancer.


Gynecologic cancers claim the lives of thousands of women each year. We support those living with gynecologic cancers through programs and events provided specifically for Alaskan women. 


When cancer touches your life, or that of a loved one, we know how important it is to have a network of friends to help. The Power of Hope Cancer Education and Social Group is a place where you can find support and discover healthy ways to manage living with, and surviving, cancer. Call Health Education at 907-729-2689.


Please join us to share your story or simply to listen to others…to know you are not alone in this challenging journey with cancer. This is a safe place to be open, honest, and vulnerable…without judgement.  The intent of this space is to allow you to speak what is true for you right now on your unique path and simply be heard. We do not aim to offer suggestions, guidance or therapy.
We simply are offering you a space to tell your story.


Us TOO is a local men’s cancer support group, promoting education and information. You will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other men in your community who are living with prostate cancer and related diseases.

We help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and related side effects. Us TOO does not provide medical advice or referrals. This support group will change your life. Please join us! If you have not received a tool kit from your provider, contact us.


Women Listen, Inc. is a group of local women dedicated to the mission of supporting women living with cancer by focusing on sharing information, offering emotional support and practical ideas, advocating for people with cancer, and connecting women in meaningful ways. Our mission is represented in our name, Women LISTEN, which stands for: 

Laugh, Inform, Support, Talk, Empower and Network. 


If you would like your Alaska-based support group included in this list email cancer@alaska.gov.

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