Cancer Care


Welcome! Gilda’s Club provides a meeting place for men, women and children living with cancer, along with their family and friends. They join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care.

Free of charge and non-profit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, homelike setting. Gilda’s Club is funded through the generosity of private individuals, corporations, foundations, and grants.

The Gay and Lesbian Support Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30pm. Reservations are requested.

Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization, improves the health of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women who partner with women (WPW) and their families by:

Providing direct services, offering support to lesbians, bisexual and transgender individuals with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses;

Offering various support groups: for cancer clients, caregivers, those grieving a loss, as well as health & wellness groups, including: smoking cessation, nutrition, etc.;

Educating lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals about important health issues;

Educating health-care providers about the needs and concerns of their lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients;

Working in coalition with other health organizations on lesbian, bisexual and transgender health;

Conducting primary research about lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals health;

Promoting lesbian, bisexual and transgender health advocacy and activism at the national, state and local levels;

Advocating for public & private sector research on lesbian health;

Advocating for complete LGBT inclusion in mainstream health initiatives;

Educating policymakers, the press, and the general public about lesbian, bisexual and transgender health; and,

Teaching and mentoring the next generation of LGBT health advocates, policy makers, and providers.

Our Purpose: Because lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are less inclined to seek preventative health care in the face of discrimination and homophobia, the Mautner Project educates lesbians about their health and trains health-care providers about their lesbian patients, providing tools and insights on how to achieve better health outcomes for lesbians.
866-MAUTNER (628-8637)

The National LGBT Cancer Network’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. We educate the LGBT community, train healthcare providers and advocate for LGBT inclusion in national cancer organizations, research and the media.

The National LGBT Cancer Network is offering FREE online support forums to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors (internet access required to participate). These groups are available 24/7 and they are monitored by an LCSW. To register go to:
University of Rochester Medical Center- Cancer Control Program

For 30 years, the Cancer Control Program has conducted translational and cancer care delivery research locally and nationally investigating the prevention and management of side effects from cancer and it’s treatments. Dr. Charles Kamen, a fully funded faculty member, is conducting a research study focusing on LGBT Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers to see whether exercise can improve their overall health and well being.

Us TOO Rochester NY

Us TOO Rochester NY is the regional chapter of Us TOO International ~ an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization founded ‘by’ survivors of prostate cancer, ‘for’ survivors. We believe no survivor should have to experience prostate cancer alone nor rely on any single source for unbiased medical information. For this reason, we are not aligned with any single urology office, medical practice or business. Our monthly educational programs are facilitated by medical providers from across WNY. Resulting discussions enable those affected by prostate cancer to make informed treatment decisions about prostate health no matter where they receive care. Life-partners, significant others, friends, family, providers, clinic staff and students are always welcome too. All meetings are FREE, open to the general public, and do not require a diagnosis to attend.

Prostate cancer support in Rochester: