West Cancer Foundation


West Cancer Foundation’s mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes by providing accessible patient resources, early detection and education, and community-based research.


Who We Are

West Cancer Foundation was named in honor of local cancer physician Dr. Bill West and his mother Margaret Hoath West whose breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent death when Dr. West was a young man inspired him to become an oncology physician. Because of these two people, many advances have been made in oncology research and treatment protocols. West Cancer Foundation supports all cancer treatment centers and patients in the Mid-South, not just West Cancer Center.

Our Programs include:

  • Funding UTHSC Oncology Fellows
  • Funding Research at University of Memphis and building West Cancer Foundation Center for Research at University of Memphis

Patient programs for the underserved include:

  • Breast Screening Navigation Program for underserved/uninsured population
  • Transportation Grants to provide safe and reliable rides for any oncology-related appointment for any provider in the Memphis MSA
  • Lymphedema Compression Garments
  • Post-Mastectomy Bras, Prostheses, and Undergarments
  • Wigs

American Cancer Society: Reach to Recovery

1 (800) 227-2345

  • A program for breast cancer patients
  • You can get paired with a like individual (survivor, fellow patient) to share experiences, get support, etc.
  • Call the number to speak to a representative to get set up at no cost.

American Cancer Society-Hope Lodge Memphis

718 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-524-5500 Fax: 901-524-5510

Admission and Eligibility
Free lodging is provided for cancer patients and caregivers traveling far from home for outpatient medical care related to the patient’s cancer diagnosis.

All lodging requests must begin with a referral from the patient’s treatment facility located near the Hope Lodge community. Potential guests should coordinate a request through their treatment facility doctor or social worker. Rooms are available on a first-referred, first-served basis.

Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment, and permanently reside more than 40 miles or one hour away from their cancer treatment center. Each patient must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Breast Cancer Support Group & Psychosocial Services

Baptist Cancer Center 80 Humphreys Boulevard Suite 340 Memphis, TN (901) 226-3585

  • A support and education group for women who are cancer patients and survivors.
  • Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12-1:30 pm.
  • Please RSVP

Cancer & Careers


  • Online resource for all cancer patients seeking employment-related information including:
    • Rights in the Workplace
    • Working Through Treatment
    • Setting Professional Boundaries
    • Resume Creation, Interviewing Skills, Networking, and more!

Cancer Awareness Support Group

Brighton ARP Church, 81 Church Street, Brighton, TN

Cancer Support Group

St. Mark’s UMC 8255 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38125 (901) 754-8185

  • Cancer support group open to the community, all diagnoses.
  • Meets every Monday at 6 pm.

Cancer Support Group

Highpoint Church 6000 Briarcrest Ave.

  • This group is for both patients and caregivers.
  • Meets every 3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm.
  • No RSVP needed.

Carin’ and Sharin’ Support Group

Memphis, TN (901)484-9624

  • Call the Hot Pink Line for information on their monthly meetings for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Cancer Hope Network


  • Provides free one-on-one peer support for adult cancer patients and their loved ones.

Faith in the Face of Cancer

Avery Chapel AME Church 483 Church Road East Southaven, MS (901) 486-7454

  • A faith-based support group for men, women, survivors, and caregivers.
  • Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8 PM

Brain Tumor Support Group

North MS Medical Center Tupelo, MS (662) 377-4049 or (800) 843-3375

  • Open to anyone diagnosed with a brain tumor and their caregivers.
  • Meets the last Tuesday, monthly.

Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Cordova Public Library 8457 Trinity Road Cordova, TN (901)832-4782 [email protected]

  • The group is open to patients, family members, or anyone interested in sharing experiences and information related to pancreatic cancer.
  • Meets 2nd Saturday of the month, 10 AM – 12 PM

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Group

North MS Medical Center East Tower, 1st Floor Diabetes Classroom Tupelo, MS (662) 3773522 or (800) 843-3375

  • Support group for those with prostate cancer.

Memphis Area Ostomy Group

First Evangelical Church 735 Ridge Lake Blvd. Memphis, TN (901) 754-6814

  • Ostomy support
  • Meets at 2 pm quarterly: January, April, July, & October.

Men’s Cancer Education & Support Group

Belmont Village Senior Living 6605 North Quail Hollow Rd Memphis, TN (901)226-3585

  • This program is a support and educational group for men who have undergone treatment for cancer.
  • Meets 3rd Monday of every month, Noon – 1:30 PM
  • Please RSVP

Multiple Myeloma Support

Shoemaker Financial 2176 West St., Suite 110 Germantown, TN 38138 (901) 757-5757

  • Excellent way to meet and interact with fellow MM patients and their family members; learn new things about treatment and management.
  • Meets 3rd Tuesday, monthly, 5:30-7:00pm

Olive Branch Cancer Support Group

Center for Skills and Knowledge 9146 Pigeon Roost Rd. Olive Branch, MS 38654 (901) 288-4065

  • Relax and share on topics that are important to you as a patient.
  • Give and receive info from others with cancer.
  • Meets 3rd Monday of the month, 10am-12 noon.

Oxford Reach to Recovery Breast Cancer Support Group

Azalea Gardens Oxford, MS (662) 234-7507

  • Meets first Monday at 6pm in the months of: Feb, April, June, Aug, Nov, and Dec.

Rainbow of Hope Men & Women Cancer Support Group

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 480 S. Highland Street Memphis, TN (901)550-8532

  • For men and women with all types of cancer
  • Meets 4th Saturday of every month, 11:30 AM

Sassy Sparrows Breast Cancer Survivor Group

Baptist Cancer Center 504 Azalea Dr. Southaven, MS (662) 513-9609

  • For survivors and those who have lost loved ones to Breast Cancer.  Meets 3rd Saturday, monthly, at 1130am

Sisters Network

Link Centre Tupelo, MS (662) 842-3440

  • Tupelo Chapter of the African American breast cancer survivor’s support group.
  • Meets 1st Monday, monthly, 5:30 pm

STAARS (Surviving Thriving African-American Rallying Support Group)

Delta Medical Center 3000 Getwell Road Memphis, TN (901)319-9099

  • A support group for those with all cancer types.
  • Lunch is provided at no cost
  • Meets 1st Saturday of every month

Thriving with Cancer: A Care Group

Bellevue Baptist Church 2000 Appling Rd. Memphis, TN (901) 347-2000

  • Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Thyroid Cancer (ThyCa) Support Group

Salvation Army Kroc Center Misner Conference Room 800 E Parkway South Memphis, TN [email protected]

  • Come and meet people with challenges similar to yours. Share personal experiences, offer practical tips to cope, & provide emotional and moral support.
  • Meets the last Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm.

Tupelo Lost Chords Club

Longtown Medical Park Conference Room Tupelo, MS (662) 377-3248

  • Club is open to all laryngectomies, spouses, and interested professionals.
  • Meets at noon the 4th Thursday, monthly

Waldednstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

Memphis Center for Women & Families 5154 Stage Rd., Suite 102 (901) 494-3049

  • IWMF support for patients, caregivers, family & friends, or anyone interested in the disease.
  • Meets quarterly on Saturdays at 2 pm.
  • Please RSVP.

Women Together

Carriage Court Assisted Living 1645 West Massey Road Memphis, TN (901)226-3585

  • This program is a support and education group for women facing the challenges of living with advanced and chronic cancer. Meetings provide an opportunity for women to share experiences, strength, and hope.
  • Meets every other Friday, 11:30 AM
  • Please RSVP

Learn more about how to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to our oncology specialists here at West Cancer Center.